Best answer: Can you start a motorcycle with the kickstand down?

Does kickstand need to be up to start?

If it is in neutral, it should start no matter what (unless the neutral switch is bad). If not in neutral, then the kickstand must be up AND the clutch must be pulled in.

Can you put a motorcycle in gear with kickstand down?

If you put the kickstand down when the bike is running and in gear, the engine shuts off. If you want to start the bike with the kickstand down, put it in neutral first. If you want to start the bike in gear, raise the stand first.

What does a motorcycle side stand switch do?

The kick stand switch is to prevent the starting when the stand is up. You have to compress the clutch to start the bike when the stand is up. Also when your in gear and you put the kick stand down, it will cut the engine off. It is a safety switch.

Is it okay to park a motorcycle in gear?

When you park your bike it MUST be in 1st gear all the time, even if the ground is level. That is to ensure it never moves while you are not on it. There is no exception to that rule. I know your friends tell you to leave it in neutral, but the only time your bike should ever see neutral is when you start it.

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Why does my motorcycle turn off when I put it in gear?

The most common cause for a motorcycle engine to die when selecting first gear is a faulty side stand switch. If the motorcycle stalls with a jerk when put into gear, it may be due to the clutch plates binding together, a stretched clutch cable, a leaky master cylinder or a poorly tuned engine.

Why are motorcycle kickstands on the left side?

Hence, mounting motorcycles from the left was a holdover from what people were used to (taught throughout the ages to mount on the left), and just became “the way” it was done. So leaning the bike to the left makes it easier to mount from the already established side.

How reliable are motorcycle kickstands?

As you can see, motorcycle kickstands are very strong and reliable. After all, they are made from durable metal that is not known for breaking easily.