Starts in neutral only

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by darbonne, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. darbonne

    darbonne Member

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    Just put some Heritage bars on my 2011 FLTRU and everything is working well except the bike will only turn over and start in neutral. In any gear with clutch pulled nothing happens.
    Checked wiring in right switch group and everyhting seems good

    Any ideas?
     
  2. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    I would guess tracing the wire that goes to the clutch switch, sounds like it's not getting thru now. Do you have a manual with a wiring diagram to see where (and what color) you could do a continuity test ?

    You might also check the the little button switch itself to make sure it wasn't damaged during the change over. It's not as vulnerable as the brake button but still might have gotten damaged.

    One of the electrical experts like Hoople will be along shortly to help you more.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Not that i am a much of an expert on these things i think the problem would be in the left side switch gear there should be some sort of switch that the clutch leaver activates when you pull it in to say to the on board computer safe to start

    Brian
     
  4. Hoople

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    I agree, sounds like the clutch switch to me also. If you ride the bike to 6th gear I am pretty sure you may even throw a B1154 DTC.

    Just trace out the left group of wires.
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Like RWB suggested, use a small screwdriver or ball point pen to push in on the button switch in the clutch housing. Very easy to get to. Did you replace levers? The clutch lever has a "spur" that activates the switch [​IMG]
     
  6. darbonne

    darbonne Member

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    Thanks Guys!!!!

    You were right on target. The clutch housing was just a tad out of line and not noticible from the seat. All taken care of now.
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for letting us know what it was.