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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 16th, 2007, 3:37 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 4 Old Jul 17th, 2007, 8:02 am
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It sounds like the clutch sensor is bad or the sidestand sensor is bad. Either one can cause the problem. It is more likely the clutch as it is used more. It could be a loose or dirty connection to either one.
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Ok i'm totaly new at this! mine did the same thing but, My clock went out and I replaced the fuse and it worked again! AND the bike started in 1st again also! I dont know if that will fix it. BUT I think thats what fixed mine!
a blown fuse!
a total rookie!
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