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Old 12-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #56611
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Weather looks good for a short Pre-party run tomorrow. I'll fill up at 9ish at EZ Mart on 71 just north of Drake Field, ride toward White Rock a couple hours, then get back to El Camino by 1. Anybody wanna putter along, just show up. No route, just going "thataway" to the SE.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #56612
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I'm having riding withdrawals. Every time I suit up to ride this damn stone moves or something else happens.

This morning I had my riding pants and boots on about to walk out the door and the kid calls and says "the Jeep won't start". I go over and of course I check the battery and it seems ok 13.5 volts. The Jeep won't crank. I looked at the connections they were slightly corroded so I took them off and cleaned them.

We tried to crank it over again. Nothing. We took the battery out and went to Advance Auto Parts and had the battery load tested. All good.

Battery back in the beast. I check ground wires, one was corroded. Cleaned the connector and the attachment point. Nothing.

I tap the starter while the kid tries to crank it. Nothing. So now I am wondering if it's a relay, I get online find where the relay is and take it out. Back to Advanced, got a new one and installed it. Nothing.

So, I am thinking that I had a car years ago that sometimes required you to rock it for the flywheel to engage with the starter. We rocked it. Nothing.

I told the kid to put it in neutral and we would tow it to a shop and when he did he tried to crank it again. It started? It won't start in park but it will in neutral so I'm guessing a gear sensor switch somewhere? Any ideas from the collective?
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:50 PM   #56613
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Well that sucks Nate. Shame to hafta travel that far just to find out the dealer is scum.
Sure was but it's a lesson learned.


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I feel ur pain. Good luck finding the right one for you.

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did you get rid of the dr250?

are you planning to keep the rotax beemer as well as a larger bike?
The DR250 is gone to hell(Pine Bluff), I have 58500 miles on the F650 BMW and figured it was a good time to be looking for an upgrade. The MTS 1100 is really a fine riding machine, in spite of it's bubblious appearance. It only weighs 10lbs more than my BMW, has twice the HP and should get about 48-50mpg. I've had hankering for a Ducati for quite some time now and the price, low miles and one owner status, made this bike appealing to me. Too bad the sales rep wasn't forthright.

The day wasn't a waste, as I got to test ride a Triumph Tiger 800. It was a nice ride but I'm not really interested in spending 12K on a bike. For now I am planning to keep the F650 but if I find a nice street bike for commuting, I might unload the F650 and get me a lightweight trail bike for dual sport riding.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #56614
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I told the kid to put it in neutral and we would tow it to a shop and when he did he tried to crank it again. It started? It won't start in park but it will in neutral so I'm guessing a gear sensor switch somewhere? Any ideas from the collective?
It's a Jeep thing.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #56615
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Last good jeep I have ever seen was a 52 model my Dad had.

52 Jimmy 6 cyl, a HD Shovel head, and an old Yamerhammer Enduro....
What a feller needs here in AR.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #56616
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start

If it wasn't fully in park, it shouldn't start. If it will start in neutral, but not in park, it is definitely the safety switch. Floor mounted shifters usually aren't too difficult to change, column shifts are a pain.

They used to sell a override switch, so you could start in gear on a trail.

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #56617
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Naturally it's column mounted.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:45 PM   #56618
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It's a Jeep thing.
Thanks for the words of wisdom Albie
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #56619
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Naturally it's column mounted.
In that case check-pit post #3 and 10.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...witch-1244803/
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:53 AM   #56620
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Mornin fellers

hey Charlie, save yourself the aggravation and tell the kid to train himself to start in it neutral..simple..see there, I fixt it fer ya!
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:32 AM   #56621
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Charlie I don't Know what model and year jeep you have but most neutral switches are on trans by the shift lever.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:33 AM   #56622
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Nuetral safety switch Charlie

What year and what model Jeep?
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #56623
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Here ya go Charlie

http://bc4x4.com/tech/2010/jeep-neut...ty-switch-nss/

id fix it, or jumper it before I spent $200 on it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:52 AM   #56624
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Here ya go Charlie

http://bc4x4.com/tech/2010/jeep-neut...ty-switch-nss/

id fix it, or jumper it before I spent $200 on it.
awesome find! how do you do that? I'd be here a week or two sifting thru all the listings to find that one that would work for me..I don't get it!
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:38 AM   #56625
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awesome find! how do you do that? I'd be here a week or two sifting thru all the listings to find that one that would work for me..I don't get it!
He's like Rainman, only with the internet instead of toothpicks.


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