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· Visionary
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Play with that kill switch, see if it can get into a weird position where it's cut off but not obvious like you suspect. If it can, you probably found it.

Reminds of the time i thought the transmission on my Vstar was going bad, it suddenly started jumping out of first gear as I pulled out of my alleyway, left turn from gravel and mud to pavement, steep downhill to steeper uphill. It made for a few awkward moments, I damn near dropped it a few times. It happened some days, not others, I was ready to start tearing it apart when I realized that I had bought a new pair of boots the day it started doing that, and never happened when I wore my old boots! A lightbulb went off in my head and a brief investigation followed, I found the issue, Yup, my 13EEE boot heel was coming down on the heel shifter as I picked my feet up, something about the way I did it on that spot was repeatable too.

I cut off the heel shifter with a die grinder and fixed my transmission problem :)
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