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2009 Won't start while in gear.

Hi all, My bike decided not start while in gear today but will start while in Neutral. When I put the side stand down the bike automatically shuts down as it should so I know that switch is good. I am assuming I need to look into a problem with the clutch switch? I figured I would see if anyone else has additional thoughts as I can't look at her until tomorrow anyway. Thanks in advance.

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Hi all, My bike decided not start while in gear today but will start while in Neutral. When I put the side stand down the bike automatically shuts down as it should so I know that switch is good. I am assuming I need to look into a problem with the clutch switch? I figured I would see if anyone else has additional thoughts as I can't look at her until tomorrow anyway. Thanks in advance.
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Yep, sounds like a "bad" clutch-lever switch. Sometimes they just get gunked up, and cleaning/lubrication with a cleaning spray and a stiff brush may be all you need there. The switch is sold separately, in case it has actually failed somehow. Index #12 on the fiche:

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could just bypass it as a temp fix .. I know I know .. no cool .. but he ... unplug the connector and insert a small paper clip from one terminal to the next ( you now completed the circuit ) cover well with electrical tape and move on with your life ..
PS I did not suggest this ..nope ..wasnt me ..this post will self delete after you cop and past it to word
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PS look like the switch only cost 24 $$ .. but a paper clip is free ( No I would not bypass the safety switch , I am just playing with electricity in my head
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Jim,

Yep, sounds like a "bad" clutch-lever switch. Sometimes they just get gunked up, and cleaning/lubrication with a cleaning spray and a stiff brush may be all you need there. The switch is sold separately, in case it has actually failed somehow. Index #12 on the fiche:

https://www.cyclepartswarehouse.com/...ter-cylinder-2
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out of curiosity does this also happen with gen 1 bikes
are you supposed to be able to start them when in gear?

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out of curiosity does this also happen with gen 1 bikes
are you supposed to be able to start them when in gear?
See the MOM. Should be a section about Ignition Cutoff.

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See the MOM. Should be a section about Ignition Cutoff.
Oh man up already.
Can’t go running to Mom every time
things don’t work out. I’m sure she
taught you better than that.
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The MOM will/should 'splain conditions for bike to start and run..... clutch switch, side stand switch, Run/Stop switch, ignition switch, neutral switch... e.g., sidestand down and in gear, bike won't start, etc.
FSM OTOH will have wiring diagram so you can more easily understand what has to be what to start the bike.

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