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post #1 of 19 Old 01-09-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch Safety Switch

Just a warning for anyone trying to take the clutch safety switch off of their 2012. They put a lot of thread locker on the screw and there is no way to get a screwdriver to turn it before it strips the head out. I had to drill the head off and then use visegrips to get the screw out. I had a starting problem is why I was pulling it off. Funny thing is after I took the switch off it started working. What's up with that?
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post #2 of 19 Old 01-09-2013, 12:24 PM
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be aware that bypassing your clutch safety switch will affect your fuel map

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What does the clutch have to do with fuel mapping?

What's the thought process behind that decision?

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post #4 of 19 Old 01-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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that little switch feeds data through the 'puter.

for an interesting history lesson use the advanced search and go to threads by maine-iac re: clutch switch

apparently before 2007 it was just a switch in the starter circuit, in 07 it went through the ECU

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Yes, it kicks the red f1 light on. I'm waiting on the replacement screw. It resets when you turn the key off and takes a few shift cycles to kick back on. Hopefully the part will be here tomorrow.
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I just checked all the FI error codes to make sure. There is no error code that will be activated by a clutch switch problem. If there is an FI light, it is caused by something else. Short the White/Red & Black/White wires together, the two top wires in the second pic, on the dealer mode plug near the tail with a paper clip or short piece of wire to read the error code when an FI light is on.


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The FI light problem didn't come up until I had the clutch switch problem. Anything else that would be related that would kick the light on? I will do the code check later when I get some time. Thanks for the input.
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The switch affects the FI system settings so I guess it's possible. I've never heard of it happening before though. I don't think I've seen a report of an FI light on a Glee for anything yet.

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The clutch Not-so-safety switch is usually one of the things I eliminate first on a bike that I'm going to be riding in inhospitable terrain. I guess until this is figured out completely, and since I'm not planning on abusing this bike off-road all the time, I'll just wait a bit. I have no doubt that the people on this forum will have it sorted out completely before long!
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Ok, did the code check and it's C65. I also did an net search and found another item that points to the switch kicking the code on. Finding out what C65 fi code is?? : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com
Havn't tried this link but it talks about someone that put aftermarket levers on and made the clutch safety switch not work properly. It was on a suzuki gsxr600. So apparently the clutch switch does confuse the computer and sets a code. Still waiting on the screw to remount the switch.
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