I can see a couple problems with bypassing the clutch switch. Tricking the ECU into thinking the clutch is "in" might fix the 5000 RPM stall problem, but I would think it might cause a stalling problem at idle. The reason is because when the clutch is "out" the ECU likely increases the RPM to compensate for load caused by drag of the clutch transmission assembly. I know for a fact that my Hayabusa ECU compensates for neutral and clutch in/out, adjusting idle speed accordingly. I experienced my first stalls this weekend on my new 2007. First stall occurred with only 350 miles on the odometer. Guess I'm officially a KTM 990 owner now.