I could be silly and say don't start it in gear. But sometimes it is necessary. If it works fine with the lever removed it must be pushing on the switch when in place and it should be clear of the switch. The switch may be pushed in too far if it is the round slid in type unit.With a meter see if it can switch open and closed when the lever is in place.
hi. I am having a problem again with starting in gear again. I checked everything with multimeter. everything checks out gd. BUT, one thing that I found strange is that if I take clutch lever out of the bracket it will start in gear with kickstand up. But as soon as I put the lever back in bracket with kickstand up. it won't start. I repeated this process 3x's. I don't get it.
I did forget to mention this in that thread (see below for link). Last October(?) my cable broke. I had to power shift(with my foot). Would this cause a problem? It shifts runs fine. I went outside yesterday about 100+miles. ran awesome.