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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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hi everyone. ok. I have been going nuts over this for months. I thought I had it taken care of, but I guess not. I can not start the bike in gear. yes the kickstand is up. I have replaced clutch switch, the wiring harness(switch, headlight, etc...) replaced the diode, I have checked for continuity on NSS, kick stand switch. I have had the bike a part almost.

Now I saw on youtube(different bike) that if I get continuity it can be still shot. IDK.


I am about ready to replace everything.also shouldn't the sensor be more up? almost touching metal peace? In red circle. Also, should the kickstand have play? If I grab it I can giggle it back forth. Yes, I checked to make sure it was tight.

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Did you try jumpering the wire at the clutch lever and seeing if you can start in gear now? I shoved a paper clip in each connector


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Did you try jumpering the wire at the clutch lever and seeing if you can start in gear now? I shoved a paper clip in each connector

yep that works. I tried jumping it at kick stand stand switch. NOTHING. I tried it at the NSS (black plug). NOTHING
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If you jumpedd the clutch switch and it started, it has to be the switch. Either the switch is bad or the clutch lever is not pushing on the switch(that would be my guess).
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If you jumpedd the clutch switch and it started, it has to be the switch. Either the switch is bad or the clutch lever is not pushing on the switch(that would be my guess).
Switch is new as of today! Also, I took the lever out of the housing. I used my finger to push in the pin on switch and still nothing.
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Since you say the neutral switch has been checked out, ground the wire leading to your sidestand switch to the frame or the negative battery terminal and see if it starts. If it starts the switch is bad.
ok. try it in the am
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Didn't you say, you jumped the wires to the clutch switch and it started. If that's the case, it has to be the switch. Did you check for continuity of the switch?
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Why not start it in neutral? Is it dYing when put in gear after started in neutral?
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Since the starter relay needs power on one wire (Y/R) and ground on the other small wire ( G/R) to complete the solenoid coil, get your meter and measure continuity to ground at the solenoid on the G/R with the key off. Try each switch and see which of the 3 switches gives a ground. They all should, when activated. The one that doesn't provide ground is the bad one.
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Did you try jumpering the wire at the clutch lever and seeing if you can start in gear now? I shoved a paper clip in each connector
I think I found it. sounded kickstand switch. No start. I grounded NSS(black Plug) it started. This was in gear, kickstand.

So did I finally solve this?

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