View Full Version : engine starts in neutral, turns off when shifted ??????

01-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Ok I am in the final stages of getting my car ready for a test run. I connected my clutch lines and decided to check out the shifting. I have been able to start my engine in neutral and she sounds great. But when I shift into gear 1st or 2nd the engine dies. It imediatly cuts out as soon as N is disengaged.
WTF????? I am soooo tired of dealing with the wiring harness and I am sure the problem lies there. Any ideas? Also I see that people are running positive stops on their clutch pedals, I do not have one yet but I think I will make one up. *Could this be the cause?
Thanks guys
I am so close it hurts.
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01-15-2008, 12:39 PM
What engine?

If it is a bike engine, I'd bet the house that the side stand switch hasn't been bypassed.

01-15-2008, 12:41 PM
Some bikes have a kickstand switch.If you put it in gear with it down it kills the motor.

01-15-2008, 01:04 PM
Kick stand switch. *Find where the kickstand plug is, and connect the 2 lines together, to ground out the circuit, and it will stay running...

01-15-2008, 01:46 PM
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01-15-2008, 02:36 PM
It was the fricken sidestand switch. *Thanks guys, since I was able to start the engine without it grounded I thought I was good to go. But NOOOO. the side stand switch devil got me. I ran *ground to it and bam I can shift.
Ha Ha desertdrifter, you wish, at least I can get my engine running. [smilie=blink.gif]
Thanks again guys
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01-16-2008, 05:19 PM
Got my engine started!!!! and she kicks asssss!!!!!!!!!!!! [smilie=alright.gif] *[smilie=mhihi.gif] *[smilie=mhihi.gif] *[smilie=mhihi.gif] *[smilie=boogie.gif] *[smilie=boogie.gif] *[smilie=boogie.gif]

01-16-2008, 06:12 PM

01-16-2008, 08:34 PM
uuhhh, what's a kick stand?

* * * *opsled

01-16-2008, 08:38 PM
some silly thing that sets off a sensor so you cant shift into gear with it down.
Wheres the fun in that?
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01-16-2008, 09:01 PM
I think it's made to keep those silly two wheeled things upright??

01-17-2008, 09:26 AM
I would tend to believe that the kick stand sensor came about because of "the lawyers" someone most likely drove off with the kick stand down....wreaked..... sued and won.....so now we have kick stand sensors!! [smilie=strokin.gif]

01-17-2008, 11:57 AM
Some people sue for the craziest crap, like the coffee, no shit, it's hot?

01-17-2008, 05:11 PM
Some people sue for the craziest crap, like the coffee, no w00ter, it's hot?

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