Neutral switch?

5 replies to this topic
  • Kinsman

Posted March 07, 2005 - 09:32 AM


Got an intermittent problem on my 650L.
Sometimes it won't want to start in gear...not that I kill it much!

I am thinking the neutral switch or the clutch switch...any ideas?

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted March 07, 2005 - 05:22 PM


Hmmm, does 'doesn't-start' mean won't crank or won't run even though it cranks?


PS, a tip- to bypass all the safeties, disconnect the 2 wires going to the clutch switch, short them together and to ground.

  • Kinsman

Posted March 08, 2005 - 10:26 AM


Sorry....'doesn't start' means won't crank.
That is, I have to go to neutral to get it to start. This happened once before, but the trouble mysteriously vanished. I'm planning some rides which will put me more than 60miles from....anything, even a road. I don't want to have to walk three days because of a shorted switch!

TIA from Montana

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • Dual_Dog

Posted March 08, 2005 - 11:23 AM


All the more reason to bypass it altogether. Just one less thing to go wrong out on the trail. :) By doing this you can start the bike with the kickstand down also. You'll still have the side stand idiot light as a warning. I want the abililty to start my bike whenever and however I want.

  • Kinsman

Posted March 09, 2005 - 06:03 AM


I'm not looking at my service manual right now (I'm at work, heh heh) but where do I get at these wires, and is there a screw nearby to ground them with?

Looking at Springtime in the Rockies

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted March 10, 2005 - 08:10 AM


Most pipple short the 2 wires right after the connector that goes to the switch.

I munged my switch on a stump and just jettisoned the whole assembly.


Related Content


93 xr650l Restoration Project by Zigster

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 17 replies

XR650L super moto wheels by greggkklee

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  28 replies

1993 XR600R rebuild by ove

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  41 replies

Cle Elum Sunday 5/29: Looking for dual sport tips by TigerTanker

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   Northwest
  • Hot  32 replies

Fell Off Trailer by usafxr

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  43 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.