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Question Bike won't start

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I've noticed the past two weeks my V won't start unless it's in N. I haven't done anything to it and I don't think anything has changed.

Usually I hop on when I'm headed out, put the stand up, hold the clutch in and start. Now I do all that and get nothing. When I pop it up the N it'll start and all's well. The Stand switch and Neutral switch are both good -- tested them both. Could it be a clutch switch issue? Has anybody else had this problem?

I got the V second hand in May and have put about 600 miles on it (1200 total). It is stock.

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Could be. Or could it be your side stand switch needs adjustment?



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Mine won't start up if it isn't in neutral. Its a brand new bike. I'm pretty sure that's how its supposed to be so you don't start it and flip your self off the bike.
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They will start in gear if your sidestand is up. I have killed the bike at stop lights
and it always starts in gear.

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+1, I've done the same and it starts in gear.
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I usually start it in gear, with the clutch engaged. It has to be fully engaged though, could be that you're not fully engasging it?
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Smile Never mind

I hopped on last night and before starting happened to peer over the bars and saw the electrical plug on the left side going to the clutch switch... I pushed it and heard a 'click'. In 1st the bike started up fine with clutch in.

I've looked over that at least twice during my weekly walk around, but hadn't pressed it. I guess I need more sleep.
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Glad you found the problem!



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