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post #1 of 12 Old 04-28-2006, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Can I start in Neutral without the [email protected] clutch please?

Is there a way to disable to need to pull in the clutch while I'm in neutral?

This is really annoying while I'm loading my laptop into the top case and I want to allow the bike to warm up a bit before riding away.

Any HELP would be appreciated. Any safety-Nazi responses will be gleefully ignored.

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-28-2006, 03:43 PM
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Pull the two wires off the connection on the clutch and either make a jumper for the wire, or cut the plugs and solder them together then put a piece of heat shrink over the bare wires.
post #3 of 12 Old 04-28-2006, 07:07 PM
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Turn the key, pull in the clutch, hit starter switch and then load laptop while it warms up. You don't need to keep the clutch pulled in once its started.

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Turn the key, pull in the clutch, hit starter switch and then load laptop while it warms up. You don't need to keep the clutch pulled in once its started.
LOL I was going to suggest the same (Ontario minds think alike, I guess), but changed my mind cause I figured boroop wants to be holding the laptop in one hand and thus, the need to disable the lever.

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Coming from a long line of naked standards, cruisers, sport bikes & a sport tourer that never required me to pull the clutch in when the bike is in neutral... I figure disabling this "feature" would be easier than retraining myself. :lol:

I know I can let go after it's started... it's just annoying having to pull the clutch in just to start the bike.

I also dislike the new cars where you have to step on the brakes to take the automatic transmission out of park.

I learned how to drive before there were cell phones and still remember everything that was taught to me (like pay attention to the road!).

I don't need my vehicles to be smarter than me. Obviously I'm not the average consumer any longer.

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It's easy to defeat, but it's also not a huge deal to just pull the clutch for the initial start - then you can release it. I've personally seen more than one rider dump their bike when they attempted a start on the sidestand with a gear engaged - the starter immediately pushes the bike off the sidestand and down she goes.

Almost all bikes these days have this "feature" although most allow either the clutch OR neutral. Since neutral switches aren't especially reliable, Suzuki is more draconian and requires the clutch regardless of whether the bike is in neutral.

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Don't have to be from Ontario, just brilliant. The Ontario location is just a bonus. :wink:

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is there a way to disable it as long as your in neutral then?

bike is on sidestand.
in neutral.
key is on.
push button and have her start and warm up.
all with one finger.

is that kind of thing possible?
(anything is possible,but do any of you know what needs to be done to make it happen?)

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Boroop... HELP IS ON THE WAY!! ;-)

Jim, my head super-duper mechanic whizo disables this clutch safety crap thing on my bikes. I recall it took him less time to disable this feature on the Strom than it took me to go inside and get another Gatorade... I don't recall exactly what he did (sorry) but I can find out should one of our in-house super techs (yo, greywolf) not arrive to the explaination rescue. Everyone is different, has different riding styles, needs, etc. and I as well find it to be a PITA to be required to start the bike w/two hands. That other hand might be full of maps, cell phone, GPS, flashlight, or even something more important like Skittles. The clutch safety thing was not intended for us multi-taskers. As an experienced rider I'll assume the risk for disabling the safety feature.

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when your clutch lever switch was disabled,is the neutral/shifter switch still effective? so it has to be in neutral?

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