Originally Posted by indr
If I wire up the bike so the clutch always has to be pulled in while starting... are there really any downsides to disabling/bypassing the neutral safety switch.
Currently, the bike either has to have the clutch pulled in or be in neutral to start.
A matter of linguistics I think. If you have wired the bike so the clutch lever has to be pulled for the bike to start you have by passed the neutral safety switch and it is performing no function. The downside is that the system as it was designed can be started with either of these conditions met, either the clutch in or the trans in neutral. If in operation one or the other system developes a problem you can still start the bike using the other. If you eliminate either system then you have no redundency and the bike can be started only if your single system works.
Why would you want to wire the bike like this? The original set up is better, IMHO.