GreyWolf was right again ! SOLVED
Just got a call from my dealer - my bike is ready and runs fine.
A few posts ago Bad Dad asked if I had fixed the clutch switch. I answered, yes. I took it out and cleaned some mild mung. Reinstalled it and the bike went back to not starting with the clutch lever out. But I didn't replace the switch. And yeah that was the problem. The dealer did all the same tests that Grimmer had suggested and then made a second call to the boys at HQ. They were told to replace the switch anyway just for good measure. Tah Dah !
It seems that the same core ECU (some variants) is used in the Gixers. Same problem. Same fix.
I know we tend to bad mouth dealers but I got to say that the guys at Powersports of Vallejo Vallejo, CA (707) 644-3756 hung in there. They did a lot of work and only charged me for the switch replacement.
And yes I have ordered a spare switch to live under the seat. It should be added to all the threads about "what spares do you carry".
Thanks Greywolf, still helping us.
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