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Etam

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Starting a stalled bike in gear
« on: February 08, 2016, 08:13:27 pm »
Hi,
Anyone had a problem with starting a stalled bike. Used to be able to do it in gear with the clutch pulled in, now it has to be in neutral to fire up??!!
Anybody had a similar problem?
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Re: Starting a stalled bike in gear
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 04:16:12 pm »
there's a switch linked to the clutch, probably at the lever?  i've seen other bikes that the switch gets gummed up/ dirty and it has the same effect as what you're describing.  it's either that or the switch isn't being engaged enough... or it's toast

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Re: Starting a stalled bike in gear
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 11:18:41 pm »
Finally sorted the problem which might interest any of you who use the clutch.
 There is a small plastic pin which moves through the clutch lever bracket and pushes on a contact switch when you squeeze the clutch lever. This either makes or breaks a circuit allowing you to start the bike in gear while the lever is held in.
 I found that the plastic pin had actually worn down to a point where it wasn't long enough to make contact with the switch, which was working fine when I tested it in isolation.
I have replaced the pin with a 3mm diameter piece of nail, galvanised of course, and all well again.

I initially thought it would be the switch I would need to replace which is A$150! Ouch!

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Re: Starting a stalled bike in gear
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 08:26:01 pm »
Interesting...

Mine has never started in gear.  I never thought anything of it and figured it was designed that way.  I'll have to fix it now that I know.

Thanks guys.