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Offlinepkpilot

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    Starting issue
    « on: 2019-01-09 13:17:47 »
    I am having an interesting starting issue.  My bike will not start if it is in gear even with the kickstand up.  It has to be in neutral.  I can start it in neutral with the kickstand down, then raise it and put the bike in gear.  Any ideas?

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    Offlinebandytales

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      Re: Starting issue
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-01-09 13:18:46 »
      What bike have you got?

      Offlinebandytales

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        Re: Starting issue
        « Reply #2 on: 2019-01-09 13:23:26 »
        I am having an interesting starting issue.  My bike will not start if it is in gear even with the kickstand up.  It has to be in neutral.  I can start it in neutral with the kickstand down, then raise it and put the bike in gear.  Any ideas?

        P.K.


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        So If you pull the clutch lever in - with it in gear - will it start?

        Onlinemilleplod

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          Re: Starting issue
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-01-09 20:10:23 »
          Sounds like the clutch microswitch playing up - it should start in gear, sidestand up, clutch pulled in. The switch sometimes fails, but more often than not its caked in road crap and just needs a good clean. A good squirt of contact cleaner into the switch might sort it, although the problem may return. I'd take the switch out and give it a really good clean-up. Be careful - there's a plastic pin that the switch pivots on, it looks like a small drawing pin (thumb tack) - it's very easy to lose it, and it's not available on its own, you'd need to buy a complete switch. My last switch-clean took all of 2 mins....then 45 mins rooting around in the pebbles on the drive to find the bloody pin!!  :eek:
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            Re: Starting issue
            « Reply #4 on: 2019-01-09 20:42:44 »

            So If you pull the clutch lever in - with it in gear - will it start?
            Nope. Has to be in neutral. It will start in neutral with the clutch in or out.


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            Offlinepkpilot

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              Re: Starting issue
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-01-09 20:43:57 »
              Sounds like the clutch microswitch playing up - it should start in gear, sidestand up, clutch pulled in. The switch sometimes fails, but more often than not its caked in road crap and just needs a good clean. A good squirt of contact cleaner into the switch might sort it, although the problem may return. I'd take the switch out and give it a really good clean-up. Be careful - there's a plastic pin that the switch pivots on, it looks like a small drawing pin (thumb tack) - it's very easy to lose it, and it's not available on its own, you'd need to buy a complete switch. My last switch-clean took all of 2 mins....then 45 mins rooting around in the pebbles on the drive to find the bloody pin!!  :eek:
              Pete
              Great idea.  Where exactly is that switch?  A photo would be appreciated!!



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              Onlinemilleplod

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                Re: Starting issue
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-01-09 20:49:55 »