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So I've always had to play around with the clutch lever to get it positioned right before the bike would start. I changed the grips on the bike, went to restart it, and nothing happens. I cannot seem to get the clutch in a position that will allow the starter to work. Where is the particular switch/sensor and what should I do to it?
 

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Update: I went ahead and bypassed the safety switch. All is well, so long as I remember to leave it in neutral when I start...
 

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If you want to fix it without jumping, there is a notch in the lever that the switch fits into, and it gets flipped on or off as you pull the lever in. You could unscrew the switch on the underside, then make sure the switch is seated inside that groove.
 

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Ah. I wish you had said something about 10 minutes ago! Maybe I'll go ahead and do that eventually, but for now I'm just happy she starts.
 

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if the adjustment doesn't work, It is possible the switch is on its way out.
to test it, take a DVOM on the continuity setting. check the switch. as you cycle it on or off, the continuity will sitch from there to none. if nothing changes then the switch is bad.
 

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It's a good idea to pull the clutch lever in any time you start the bike whether you're in N or not and whether you have the switch bypassed or not. :)
 

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It's a good idea to pull the clutch lever in any time you start the bike whether you're in N or not and whether you have the switch bypassed or not.
why do u say this? its somethign i do agree with just dont know why it would make any difference. (i actually do it out of habit, because of this bike)
 

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It's just extra insurance against the bike taking off on you. It's the same thing with cars. There are cars out there that don't have clutch safety switches just like there are bikes out there without them.
 
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