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post #1 of 30 Old 03-28-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Disabling the Clutch + Sidestand interlock kill switches?

Anyone ever disable those annoying Clutch + Sidestand interlock kill switches? I'm ever annoyed by killing my motor by selecting a gear - while the sidestand is down, and having to pull in the clutch so the starter motor will activate is something I'd enjoy not having to remember.

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2007 and newer DL650s won't idle properly if the clutch switch is jumpered. Otherwise, you can but I wonder how badly they are getting in your way. They are there to keep a rider from doing things that cause trouble so running afoul of them often may mean it would be to your advantage to change your habits. I've pushed the starter button before when I thought the bike was in neutral but wasn't and I've raised the side stand by bouncing it off the pavement. Now that I have a bike that won't allow either, I'm content to leave the safeties in place.

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2007 and newer DL650s won't idle properly if the clutch switch is jumpered.

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Anyone ever disable those annoying Clutch + Sidestand interlock kill switches? I'm ever annoyed by killing my motor by selecting a gear - while the sidestand is down, and having to pull in the clutch so the starter motor will activate is something I'd enjoy not having to remember.
It could be worse. When you pull in the clutch on my K75, the side-stand retracts. Somebody apparently thought this was a good idea.

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I tend to agree with Grey Wolf. Pinch the connectors on the clutch switch and tighten them up a little, they fall off too easily and the bike won't crank.
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Fall off too easily?!? Man, that would suck!

I think I'm gettin used to the safety interlock for the lever and the sidestand. On my old Kwack, I'd disabled the sidestand + clutch safeties, but that bike is as simple as a claw-hammer, no fancy sparky bits to consider!

Still It would be interesting to know if anyone had their foolproof safety interlocks misbehave/break...and what to do about it when out on the open seas.

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I did the kickstand But WARNNING, On my hayabusa and a lot of other Suzukis it fools your ECU into thinking its in netural,,, That means you will run WAY lean at all speeds above idle, It also means your 1st through 4th gear restriction is by passed...
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2007 and newer DL650s won't idle properly if the clutch switch is jumpered.
Are you sure about this GW?

When I crashed in Bolivia on my 2007 bike I had no choice but to jumper this switch and I rode the bike for the next 10,000 km until I got to BA before I decided to pull the switch apart and fix it. I never had any performance issues that I recall as a result of this.

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There have been several reports of occasional idle problems with jumpered clutch switches. The problems went away when the switch was restored. It doesn't happen every time but it does happen.

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OK, fair enough, easy enough for me to miss seeing that info

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