New cluthch handle and perch, what do I do with the clutch switch?
Posted January 28, 2007 - 07:12 AM
Posted January 28, 2007 - 07:44 AM
it starts in gear but but I always pull in the clutch before starting anyways.
Posted January 28, 2007 - 12:45 PM
Posted January 28, 2007 - 12:49 PM
I love the electric start on my 2006 WR450! I have to replace the clutch handle and perch because I chose a new "unbreakable " model. The only thing I didn't consider in the transition is the clutch switch. The new set-up doesn't account for it. Anyone out there have a suggestion? I'm wondering if I should/can circumvent the switch alltogether or if I should look for another replacement. Any help would be appreciated!
Easy. Just unplug the clutch over-ride wire from the plug behind the headlight and use a female spade connector to short the two terminals in the plug. The female connector I used was the perfect size to span the width of the two male pins in the plug and is a good firm fit. The downside (if you can call it that) is the starter will turn even with the bike in gear so be careful.
Posted January 29, 2007 - 12:39 AM
Posted January 29, 2007 - 07:07 AM
If you disconnect it alltogether it will only start if it is in neutral.
Hence my post right above yours....
I didn't want to have to hunt for neutral while stalled on a rocky up hill so the next best solution was to jumper the terminals in the plug behind the headlight so you could just pull in the clutch and hit the starter button.
Posted January 29, 2007 - 01:19 PM
Posted January 29, 2007 - 02:02 PM
if you can find the right size terminal just cut the two wires and use a butt connector to hook the wires together.
By my method you make no "irreversible" changes - I consider cutting a wire "irreversible". I try to maintain the option of returning the bike to stock form whenever I make a mod in the event I choose to sell it. It just looks cleaner and not kluged together.
Posted January 29, 2007 - 03:06 PM
Posted January 29, 2007 - 03:09 PM
Posted February 05, 2007 - 06:20 AM
What a great website thanks for all the input guys!