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Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

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Beresford
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Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

Post by Beresford on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 6:46 pm

I was out for a run today to look at the Groms on show in Belfast Honda, and hit a problem. The bike stopped at a traffic light and I found that there was no go when I pressed the starter button. The bike was in gear and I had the clutch lever pulled in but nothing. The ignition light was on OK but the bike was dead until I put it into neutral and then it started OK. The neutral light worked OK, and when I got home I checked that the side stand cut-out was working OK as well.

Any suggestions as to what this problem might be caused by ?
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Re: Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 6:58 pm

Was your lights on when it cut out, my fireblade cut out with lights on it was starting of regulator rectifier going bad. I had corrosion in starter switch and ignition too
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Re: Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 7:07 pm

sounds like the bike didn't know the clutch was engaged..... can't recall what electronic gubbins sense that.
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Re: Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 7:15 pm

jerryfudd wrote:sounds like the bike didn't know the clutch was engaged..... can't recall what electronic gubbins sense that.

check the clutch switch and wiring
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Re: Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

Post by Beresford on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 7:20 pm

jerryfudd wrote:

jerryfudd wrote:sounds like the bike didn't know the clutch was engaged..... can't recall what electronic gubbins sense that.



check the clutch switch and wiring

Spot on. I had a look and found one of the blade connectors on the clutch switch was loose. I pushed it on firmly and bike started right up when lever was pulled in.
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Re: Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 7:24 pm

sweet, nice easy fix Smile
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Re: Which switch? Bike won't start when in gear.

Post by arrison on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 7:46 pm

Ive found the spade connectors on the clutch switch are a touch on the large side for the connectors. Helps to squeeze them up a bit with a pair of pliers for a tighter fit.

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