Tell me if this is not normal

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by keener, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

    Feb 24, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Tell me if this not normal with my 04 950:

    When side stand is down and bike is in neutral, I have to pull the clutch to be able to start the bike.

    After the bike starts up, if I let go of the clutch (while resting on side stand), it kills the engine. Even though its in neutral.

    For some reason it doesn't seem normal to me. I can't remember if this is how it supposed to be. Its a shame after riding it for a few years. Is there a switch somewhere sensing Neutral?
  2. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

    Jun 19, 2009
    Just South of Phoenix, Arizona
    Yes there is a sensor for neutral. Close to the side stand is a round shaped plug screwed to the block with a wire bundle coming out of it. Check and see if its plugged in and the contacts are good.