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post #1 of 53 Old 12-08-2018, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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No start in gear

700 miles on my 2018 DL650XT. Went to start the bike in the driveway and it wouldn't start when in gear and with the clutch in. Sidestand was up. It starts fine in neutral. I had just taken off my clutch lever and reinstalled it so I figured maybe the clutch switch plunger or something internal to the switch was sticking. So I clipped the wires to the switch and jumpered them. Still have the same problem. When I start the bike in neutral and switch into gear it keeps running. Hope it's not something ridiculously obvious but I'm flummoxed.

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post #2 of 53 Old 12-08-2018, 07:06 AM
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Separate the clutch switch wires that You have connected and try again. That switch might work in the opposite way to what You think.

Given that it only happened after your removal of the clutch lever then it has to be related to that ?

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I sure hope by "clipped" you didn't mean cut the wires on a new bike!

This could still be the sidestand switch?
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700 miles on an '18...
Isnt this vehicle under warranty? If so, wouldnt this be Suzuki's problem and not yours?
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Yes, I clipped the wires then reattached with heat shrink. Also tried jumping with a separate wire sticking the ends into the switch.
I could take it into a dealer, but as Griff2 mentioned, it has to be something related to removing and reattaching the lever. Trying to avoid two trips to the dealer as it just has to be something obvious.
Yes tried the side stand. It works properly. You can year the fuel pump starting up when you raise the side stand with the started button engaged.

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So I'm clear....you stated you clipped the wires to the switch. Did you jumper the 2 harness wires or the 2 going to the switch? Does not the switch have it's own connector you can remove from the switch and jumper it there with a paper clip?
Why did you take the lever off?

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I connected the two wires coming from the bike. Also tried connecting the two at the switch but that's useless as the switch isn't connected to anything when you separate it from the bike. The wires are connected solid in the switch housing and can't be removed, although I did try a separate wire sticking the ends into the switch housing where it would contact both connectors. Will try again with a paperclip.
I took the lever off to install ASV folding levers. Although ASV shipped the wrong lever so I've got the OEM back in temporarily.

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With my DR you simply pull the connectors on the clutch switch which leaves the wires separated to bypass it
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With my DR you simply pull the connectors on the clutch switch which leaves the wires separated to bypass it
You're right, I didn't see that. I pulled the connector out of the clutch switch and jumpered with a paperclip and still no go.

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Perhaps you are looking in the wrong place.
If the clutch switch plunger did not extend, the bike would not start at all - either in neutral OR in gear.
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