690 Enduro R only starts in neutral, not with clutch in

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Krol, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Krol

    Krol _______

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    Hi,
    As the title states, my 2013 690R does not allow the starter to engage when in gear and the clutch in. I used to be able to start in gear with the clutch in, but now I have to put the transmission in neutral for it to start.
    Any ideas what this could be?
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Probably the safety switch on the clutch lever is out of service, causing the bike to think the clutch is not disengaged. There is probably a wire coming off of it going "somewhere". Follow that wire and unplug it. See if it effects the operation. If not it may require a jumper wire. Basically making the bike think the switch is working, or go buy a new switch.
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  3. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Make sure you Re not missing this part on the clutch lever.


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  4. Krol

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    Thanks slimak, I'll check it when I get home.
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