shouldn't i be able to start the bike in gear with the clutch engaged? - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #1 of 36 Old 07-17-2005, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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shouldn't i be able to start the bike in gear with the clutch engaged?

kickstand up, bike in first, clutch pulled in and the bike won't start. i always start it in neutral for no real reason. tried starting it in first today. won't go. what gives? should i be able to and if so, what do you think is wrong there. is there a switch on the clutch that may have failed and the bike thinks the clutch is not engaged?
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post #2 of 36 Old 07-17-2005, 11:18 PM
 
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If you only use two fingers and your other fingers are in the way of completely disengaging the clutch, that could stop it.
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sounds like a bad clutch switch.

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Nope... Neutral safety switch... no starting in gear... Nothing is wrong with your bike. Same on the 636 too...

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Nope... Neutral safety switch... no starting in gear... Nothing is wrong with your bike. Same on the 636 too...
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huh? I just went in the garage and started my bike in first gear.

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you sure about that El D? I've never owned a bike that wouldn't start in gear. You had to have the clutch in, but they all started in gear. kind of a strange feature.
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maybe a featured they added in 05???
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maybe a featured they added in 05???
feature? I would think it danderous. think if you killed your bike somehow going down the road. You'd have to find neutral b4 restarting? I doubt a manufacture would do that.

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maybe a featured they added in 05???
I don't remember being able to start my '04 10r with it in gear either. And unless this mythical "clutch switch" is inside the clutch cover (highly doubtful) there ain't one. Check the clutch lever/cable etc... no wires for a switch of any kind...

Also just went through the '04 shop manual for the 10r... Everywhere it talks about starting the bike it includes "Set the neutral position"... There is no "clutch switch" on ANY stock 10r as far as I know...

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sounds like a bad clutch switch.


It is located on the clutch lever.
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