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Hi guys prob dumb question but I noticed this switch located next to the kick stand that engages when you kick it out, anybody know what this does ? I only noticed it after my dad got his vstar 1100 classic and he has the same thing just different location !
 

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Ahhh thanks guys...duhhh thats why it would die on me sometimes when I went to park...sometimes I put it in neutral first and sometimes I don't....
 

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On my gxr1000 I use to have when ever I would cruise at 4600 rpm the bike would shut off on me. After months of it doing it to me and tearing down the whole bike going over the whole wiring harness and taking off my powercommander 20 times to try to find the problem I fianlly found out my problem was the kick stand switch. Theres some old suzuki post about it now. The harmonic vibration from going 4600 rpm would cause the switch to fail. If I went any other rpm I wouldn't do it 4500, 4700 and so on. Cleaned the switch up and it never did it again. I know its a little off subject but for future reference ;D
 

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XPS said:
On my gxr1000 I use to have when ever I would cruise at 4600 rpm the bike would shut off on me. After months of it doing it to me and tearing down the whole bike going over the whole wiring harness and taking off my powercommander 20 times to try to find the problem I fianlly found out my problem was the kick stand switch. Theres some old suzuki post about it now. The harmonic vibration from going 4600 rpm would cause the switch to fail. If I went any other rpm I wouldn't do it 4500, 4700 and so on. Cleaned the switch up and it never did it again. I know its a little off subject but for future reference ;D
good to know. thanks
 

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If you look at the wiring diagram it shows you how everything is laid out. Fairly confusing basically the kickstand switch cuts the ground path for the starter relay. but the neutral safety switch provides one in neutral light provides one. So it will start with the clutch pulled in and kick stand up. or kick stand down in netural. The kick stand also cuts a ground path from the ignition switch that runs to the computer which kill the engine if you try to put it into gear with the kickstand down.

I had the same issue with my gsxr1000
 

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I don't think it's been mentioned here yet why there is a Kickstand switch. If you have ever driven a bike before without it and left kickstand down and lean left for a turn- you will quickly find yourself laying somewhere to the right of your bike- Been There_Done That!!!! LMAO
 

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XPS said:
On my gxr1000 I use to have when ever I would cruise at 4600 rpm the bike would shut off on me. After months of it doing it to me and tearing down the whole bike going over the whole wiring harness and taking off my powercommander 20 times to try to find the problem I fianlly found out my problem was the kick stand switch. Theres some old suzuki post about it now. The harmonic vibration from going 4600 rpm would cause the switch to fail. If I went any other rpm I wouldn't do it 4500, 4700 and so on. Cleaned the switch up and it never did it again. I know its a little off subject but for future reference ;D
That would have drove me friggin crazy...lol...
 

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SCHIMBO said:
been there done that ??? i hope you dont mean literally. That sucks
Yes! literally - when I was 14 on my Harley Z-90. LOL
 

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HEHEHE, That I don't remember, but do remember getting a little Dirt Road Rash. and calling my self a %[email protected]# Idiot a few times!!
 
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