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Old 03-30-2006, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

Check the kick stand safety switch.
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

I'm with JLWarrior, check you'r kick stand switch....if it's shot, you might consider bypassing it or replacing it.



I assume you need to pull in your clutch to start it, but if not, check that switch too.
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

if you don't get the answer you are looking for here, check out volusiariders.com....they might be able to help you out.

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Old 03-30-2006, 04:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

With the engine shut OFF, put it in gear, pull the clutch and try to move it. If it will NOT move with the clutch pulled, you're in need of some clutch maintenance.



As some of the other posts pointed out check the side stand switch and if you need to hold the clutch in to start it, check that switch also.
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

In addition to the other good advice you've gotten, there may be a clutch switch that is failing as well. They are very simple to test.
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:32 AM   #6
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

Your kickstand is up when you put it into gear isn't it?
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:47 AM   #7
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

I second this post. Sounds to me like your clutch might be out of adjustment, and maybe just at the lever.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:14 AM   #8
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

It could be the clutch being out of adjustment and not fully releasing.



Another possibility is that the neutral safety switches may be responsible. Make sure your kickstand is up before you put the bike in gear. If that's not the problem, make sure the plug is secure that attaches to the neutral switch on the clutch lever or master cylinder. If that checks out, look at the wiring on the neutral switch attached to the kickstand. If this is loose, it could also be the problem.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:34 AM   #9
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

I think the real problem is all those damned 'safety' switches.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:38 AM   #10
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Default Re: Volusia stalls when it is put into gear.

once upon a time, an msf instructor saw me trying to put my bike in gear with the kickstand down. he smacked me upside my helmet and i haven't made the same mistake since.
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