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Hi
Im quite new to gear bikes and i feel stupid :doh: asking but i just wanted to know
I have a 2002 zx636 a1p .
Does this have a safety feature that turns the engine off if you click it into 1st when the side stand is down.

I ask because last night it was fine but this morning every time i put it into 1st the engine turned off but i had the side stand down.

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I'm almost positive that all newer bikes will cut off if the side stand is down and you put it into gear! Don't worry bro, you didn't hurt your baby!
 

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damn, we are always the last to get the good bikes, our first year for the 636 was 2003, open mouth, insert foot....
 

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We've all done it… i thinks, or had the enginge kill switch on and not known and wondered why she won't start! Doh!
 

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hey fella i have a 2003 a1p an i got a cut out switch on me side stand i did it day i picked bike up in petrol station in front of old bill :(
 

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Iv caught the engine kill switch by accident a few times on my old bike , then wondered why it would't start.
I once pushed it out the petrol station then realised what id done and felt like a right donkey:coocoo
 

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the sidestand switch on Kawasakis is notorious for malfunctioning.

It is worth cleaning it thoroughly with WD-40 or similar. And yes, it does function as you specified, the idea being that you not be able to engage first gear with the stand down.

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silicon spray is better to use than wd40 as it does not evaporate and is not tacky to collect grime and grit. yep the kwaks have a cut out on the sidestand/1st gear selection but it shopuld not cut out until you let the clutch out, also u should not be able to start your machine whilst it is in gear aswell, they are all safety features that work a treat, just go and try it lol not funny when the thing has not been put back together properly by some twat dealer and u take ur 1st corner and do a skippy round it! luckily it was slow and i had only just got moving.
 
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