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Old 01-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #24820
BiG DoM
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Originally Posted by bigkatie View Post
Thinking of purchasing a used 2003 te610 from owner in different state. He states that bike will only start in neutral so if you stall at traffic light you need to find neutral to restart bike .Does bike have a safety switch similar to a kickstand safety switch ? He does not know about switch but also states that neutral is hard to find. Is this normal or a sign that there may be other issues ? I know that some bikes are harder than other to find neutral but thought by 2003 that all bikes would start in gear with clutch in.Have not ridden a Husky so I have no insight on this issue. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated as I am about to pull the trigger on bike. Thanks
Hi - Yes indeed the Husky has a clutch micro switch much like a kickstand switch. Many (myself incuded) bridge it out and is very easy to do and leave in place at the lever. Re the finding neutral = this is a norm with these bikes ... one learns to live with it and can find neutral before coming to rest, blip it etc. No biggie just a quirk and one should avoid trying to adjust the clutch too much to enable an easy neutral find as it puts stress on the selector rod arm which can then fail.
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