Ok to start off I just replaced the stock handlebars w/ Baron extreme bars.After getting the new bars on I could only start the bike in neutral. That was ok because Iit would still run after putting the bike in gear. Put 20 miles on bike last nightand then rode 25 miles to work and 25 back today. Shut the bike off in my driveway. 5 minutes later went to pull it into the garage, put it in neutral started right up, but when I put it in gear the bike dies... everytime. Would do you all think it could be... neutral switch , clutch switch, kickstand switch? what could I have done in changing the bars to cause it not to start when in gear? ( w/ clutch pulled in) PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
Let's sort this out. With kickstand down, it will only start if it is in neutral. (no matter where the clutch is.)
With kickstand up, it will start in any position if clutch is pulled in.
With kickstand down, it will die unless it is in neutral. (no matter where the clutch is.)
When the VTX starts in neutral and then runs when you put it into gear that means the kick stand switch is working properly.
When the VTX starts in neutral then dies when you put it into gear, then kickstand switch isn't working properly
Maybe you have two switches not working properly.
First check the clutch switch. This would explain starting in neutral then running in gear. Look underneath your clutch handle on your handlebars. There should be two wires connected at that point. Check to make sure they are both connected securely.
Now check kickstand switch. This would explain starting in neutral then dying in gear. (I have never messed with this switch, so you are on your own)
Others will chime in.