My bike is a 2003 WR450 that is stock. Yesterday while out on a trail ride, I noticed that sometimes, hitting the e-start while in gear with the clutch pulled in did nothing. The starter would not spin unless I moved the shifter up or down.
When cleaning the bike at the end of the day, I see that there are safety interlock switches at both the shifter and in the clutch perch. The intent by Yamaha was clearly to make the bike impossible to start unless it was:
A) in neutral, or
in gear with the clutch lever pulled in
I've done a search here and while there are posts on how to remove these switches, I don't see anything on adjustment. My question to you all is this: Can these switches be adjusted? Does bypassing or removing them have any ill effects?
TIA for your comments.