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post #1 of 3 Old Jul 16th, 2007, 3:08 pm Thread Starter
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R1150 R won't start in gear

My R 1150 (2004) won't start when in gear. I notice this the other day when I stalled out at a traffic light and try to start in 1st gear. I did the 18k service and no problem were reported by the dealer that this was an issue. I mentioned to by fellow riders and the first is ..Is the side kick stand up....Answer yes and clutch is pulled ...press starter button and nothing..shift to neutral push starter button...starts right up?

Go figure? Anybody out there have any thoughts/idea on what the heck is going on? I would prefer to try to fix myself rather than going to the dealer and paying mega $$.

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post #2 of 3 Old Jul 16th, 2007, 3:26 pm
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This just happened to me recently - it's the clutch interlock. The spring inside the switch in the clutch lever housing gives out so it doesn't recognize that the clutch is pulled when you are in gear, hence no start. You have to replace the whole cable, but it's a cheap item - about $20.
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post #3 of 3 Old Jul 16th, 2007, 3:41 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks BrianBeemer!!!
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