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Old 01-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
skipn OP
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Joined: Aug 2005
Location: NE Missouri
Oddometer: 143
Clutch switch question

I have a R75/7 which came without an owner's manual. I notice the neutral light works OK, and the bike will start when in neutral. But it only starts in neutral, where as other bikes I have will start in gear IF the clutch lever is pulled, or won't start at all without the clutch lever being pulled.

I found the 2 connections into the housing at the clutch lever were coming apart when I bought the bike, and did what I thought was a repair. Maybe not...

So my question is: is it normal for the bike to only start in neutral, clutch pulled or not pulled? It would be nice to sometimes be able to start it in gear with the clutch lever pulled and not to have to locate neutral after you have parked it in gear.

Or do I have a defective clutch lever switch? I tried to search some threads with no luck. Figure an owner's manual would explain it.

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