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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 4th, 2011, 10:33 pm Thread Starter
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Only starts in neutral

I have a 2005 k1200s. It will only start in neutral. I replaced the clutch lever switch and I thought that the problem was solved, then it started again only turning over and starting in neutral. I pulled the switch out and when you suppress the spring on the switch you can here it click. Any Ideas what my problem might be and how do I go about fixing it?
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post #2 of 5 Old Jul 5th, 2011, 7:53 am
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Re: Only starts in neutral

It is very likely the side stand switch. Do not rely on the mechanical clicking sound. Instead get a DVM and measure the continuity across contacts when engaged.

Better yet, just replace it. If in doubt, swap it out.

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Re: Only starts in neutral

Might be cheaper,easier, and less hassle down the road to just bypass them all

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Re: Only starts in neutral

Def, Def. Definately the side stand switch....

Or..

You were trying to start the bike with the side stand down...


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Re: Only starts in neutral

Thanks for all of your replies.As soon you mentioned the side stand switch I knew that was it, boy did I feel dumb. I had to replace one on my 2000 lt. That is the one of the greatest things about this forum. If you got a problem all you have to do is ask and there is plenty of help. Thanks for all your help.
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