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post #1 of 7 Old 06-07-2006, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Clutch lever wiring

I don't have a service manual yet, so as a result I have this question. There are two wires leading into the clutch lever, what are they for? Since I got it from the dealer (new) one of the wires has come out of it's crimp plug twice, and it is currently not connected, but the bike runs just fine and I checked all the lights, they are fine. Should I not be riding it like this? And what are they controlling?

(ps - I would take it in to the dealership since it is under warranty, but it is a pain in the ass to take that time out of my day. Busy busy.)

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-07-2006, 12:41 PM
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I don't have a manual in front of me, but my guess would be it's the "in gear allow to start with clutch in" switch.

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I believe that's the switch that allows the bike to start when the bike is in gear. I didn't think it would start at all with that disconnected, but evidently it does. You might want to reconnect that just in case you accidentally hit the starter with it in gear while the clutch isn't pulled in.

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It's another one of those so called safety features. It will prevent you from starting the bike in gear with the kick stand up unless you pull in the clutch.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-07-2006, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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cool, i will reconnect it but i noticed it here at work in the parking garage and I don't have the tools with me.

It would be SO hack if I dropped the bike as a result of it jumping, although I am in the habit of not touching the starter until the clutch is pulled.

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-07-2006, 06:08 PM
 
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with the wire unattached the bike won't do a thing when you hit the starter with the bike in gear. Mine used to come loose also, just crimp the connector a little tighter with some pliers and put it back on. Easy fix.

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