XR650L: Won't start unless it's in neautral - What's up?

My XR650L Electric start will only work in neautral. It used to start in any gear when I pulled in the clutch. I checked that the 2 wires are still plugged in the the clutch perch. Any suggestions? Thanks

The clutch switch is probably bad. Try disconnecting the wires and jump, (I think it's a normally open switch). If it will start in gear now, either replace the switch, or permanently connect the wires.

once spliced together they have to be conected to ground to bypass the switch

Have you checked the kick stand saftey switch?


Have you checked the kick stand saftey switch?


better yet, disconnect it instead of checking it! :naughty:

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