Hmmmm, installed a new handlebar and brake/clutch levers and now my bike won't start while in gear, only in neutral. What do you think I did wrong?
Sounds like the bike isn't picking up that the clutch is in. I'd make sure the switch is being pressed by the new levers.Hmmmm, installed a new handlebar and brake/clutch levers and now my bike won't start while in gear, only in neutral. What do you think I did wrong?
No pics but just remove the locknut under the clutch handle, push the bolt out, pull the handle out and let it hang. Use a Phillips to remove the small screw under where the handle attaches (there's only one, where the wires come into the switch but on the underside). The switch will pull out where the wires are. I'm not exactly sure how its working as pulling in the clutch should? close the switch? I played with mine once and got it to work for a while but now it's doing it again. I've looked in the service manual but didnt find the switch in there. It's be nice to see a pic of one that's working.
Don't remove the switch. Just fix it. And it won't start in gear, even with the clutch pulled if the sidestand is down. Sometimes sidestand switches are gunked up and stick in the "down" position. It's a failsafe that makes it impossible to take off with the sidestand down. It would be VERY STUPID to bypass or disable this feature instead of fixing it properly.