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post #1 of 9 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 9:23 am Thread Starter
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Bike won't start

Hopefully this is an easy one. This morning, I pushed my LT off the center stand. It came down sort of hard. When I went to start it, the neutral light was on but it won't crank at all even though the lights were bright. Then I found I couldn't shift it into gear. It seems like the gears are stuck - or something.

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post #2 of 9 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 9:33 am
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Start with the reverse switch and make sure it is all the way forward, and the kill switch is in the middle.

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post #3 of 9 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 10:34 am
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Start with the reverse switch and make sure it is all the way forward, and the kill switch is in the middle.

What he said.

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Also pull the clutch in, might be a false natural, kick stand up......

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post #5 of 9 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 6:03 pm
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Thumbs up battery connections

If it hasn't started by checking the above already mentioned, maybe the jar did something to the battery or it's connections.

Can you roll the bike? Maybe it's not in neutral.Without the engine running, it is sometimes hard to get the shift lever to do anything. Nothing spinning in there to allow movement of gears.

Just my .02. Can't garrantee it's worth. LOL


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You were right. I had backed it into my sister's garage and put it up on the center stand. This morning when I tried to start it I forgot to take it out of reverse!

Can I blame the lack of my first cup of coffee? It certainly couldn't be old age...

Thanks for your replies!

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Cheap fix!

edit:.. so, look at the bright side.. you have a successful "override switch" test...

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It sure is nice when a problem becomes such a simple fix. All part of learning about how the bike works.

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That reverser is something most of us have experienced. I called my wrench on mine.

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