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    engine cuts out

    So, what would cause the engine to completely cut out when riding? Riding on interstate at about 80 and the engine just died like fuel was either cut off, or the ignition turned off. Power was fine till then, and it came back. I wasnt able to replicate it. So I am not sure what check out. Any common electrical failure?

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    Re: engine cuts out

    The kill switch is a common issue - start from there engine cuts out In my experience when it starts going bad the best solution is either replacement or bypassing it by soldering the wires that go in it together.

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    Re: engine cuts out

    Many members also service the kill switch.

    As always check the simple thing like the connections right at the battery. The wires right at the ignition switch have been known to detach. Rare but it has happened, check the wires in the harness where they bend from the steering.

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    Re: engine cuts out

    Just the engine quit, as if you activated the RED KILL switch correct, (other electric still worked)?

    If so, typical red, kill switch bad connection-especially if you use it often..



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    Re: engine cuts out

    I almost never use the kill. It's an 06 and I've probably used it less than 20 times. I'll check it though, I guess you never know. I thought I got it to slightly occur messing with the key, but it was once, so it may uave been coincidence.

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    Re: engine cuts out

    Verify the side stand switch too. If it thinks its down it will shut the engine off.
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    Re: engine cuts out

    Well the kill seems fine. I was able to get the bike to die twice by messing with the wires just as they exited the ignition switch housing. I clipped the 2 zip ties and moved the wires and rezipped them. I wasn't able to get it to die a 3rd time after that.
    Is the switch able to be dismantled and checked out? Otherwise, is there a good source for switches, and I suppose seat lock and tank lock?

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    Re: engine cuts out

    Quote Originally Posted by vinmansbrew View Post
    Is the switch able to be dismantled and checked out? Otherwise, is there a good source for switches, and I suppose seat lock and tank lock?
    It comes apart rather easily for cleaning. Just a couple screws on the underside.

    Be aware however that even if you clean it, it can still go bad.

    Mine was bad and I cleaned it meticulously, then it crapped out again about 6 months later so I just jumped it and problem solved


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    Quote Originally Posted by cook.675 View Post
    Mine was bad and I cleaned it meticulously, then it crapped out again about 6 months later so I just jumped it and problem solved

    Not what "just jumped it" means but did you replace the switch? (Just hot wiring it now??)

    If so, were you able to "re-key" the switch to match your key or ?
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    Re: engine cuts out

    no my bad; i was speaking of the kill switch not the ignition switch


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