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My 01 RC has been acting up lately. One day I noticed when I was on the highway it bogged down and sounded hollow like a bike sounds when it runs out of gas. It stopped and didn't do it again until lately. Yesterday when I went to start the bike I could press the starter button over and over and it did nothing. No clicking from the relay, no turning over. Then out of the blue it started fine. While trying to ride it started bogging down again. I parked and went to restart and could not get it to go. Then it started up and ran fine. Every other time I go to start it, it will decide whether it wants to try or not, then I will get the no-gas feeling like I am missing a cylinder for short stints. Anyone have any thoughts?
 

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Sidestand Switch

I was able to replicate the problem last night. It will start fine as long as it is in neutral. I'm thinking the sidestand switch may be acting up. If it vibrates itself on and off on the highway that would explain the bogging down as well.
 

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I removed the side stand switch and the connector back into itself. Then used a wiretap to trick the clutch switch into thinking I have the clutch pulled in at all times. Needless to say it hasn't been an issue since.
 
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