So I'm flyin down the road, right...the bike's runnin great, I'm on the gas and she's purrin, then all of the sudden the engine just cuts out...then it springs back to life a second later...then cuts out entirely again. I pull off to the side of the road and have a look at her vital signs...gas, spark, air...it all checks out. So I hit the ignition and then boom, fires right up, runs for about 20 seconds then dies immediately. After pulling off the road every few hundred feet for the next 2 miles I think I've got it figured out... The kill switch keeps loosing it's connection and cutting out the engine. I figured as much seeing as how after I flicked it back and forth a few times the bike was more likely to fire right up. So I've got two questions: 1. Why/how does a switch fail all of the sudden...it's a pretty simple device. Could I be having other problems related to the '98 XR650L? 2. Inside the switch, everything is coated with this yogurty toothpaste kinda stuff. It seems to be some sort of lube that was either stock, or something that the previous owner thought was a good idea. Is that crap supposed to be in there, or should I clean it out assuming that's the likely culprit. If so, why would it only now start acting up having worked just fine with that slime in there for some time? Thanks for the help.