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Won't start in gear?

I had my tires changed on saturday and now my starter won't engage in gear, it has to be in neutral. What would cause this? The mechanic adjusted the clutch cable and tightened up the braking i noticed too.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Dirty switch under clutch lever, might have got it.
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You have to pull in the clutch to start it in gear.
If you do pull in the clutch and it still won't start in gear, you have to check the starter interrupt switch... I don't know what it is really called (help me out here guys).

Edit: Too late, I guess you got it already
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The kickstand has to be up to start or run the motor in gear as I'm sure you're aware. Are you sure your kickstand is all the way up though? If it is I would check the kickstand switch is working OK.

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The kickstand has to be up to start or run the motor in gear as I'm sure you're aware. Are you sure your kickstand is all the way up though? If it is I would check the kickstand switch is working OK.
This is what I was going to suggest.....most likely culprit.
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Had that issue on the Green Hornet. Turned out that the plug that goes into the harness just below the clutch lever was not properly connected because a small piece had broken off the plug (possibly when the bike was put together at the dealer. They've ordered a new plug from Kawi....).

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