Easy electrical question
Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:16 PM
Many times during off road riding the bike stops, so I have to find neutral, which is a pita (I must change the thrust washers & do the clearance yet..), to start it once again. When on gear, the starter is dead. So I would like to know, what should I do, to be able to start the bike with the gear ingaged (clutch pulled obviously!).
I can do it with my 2008 F650GS,and I can't with my 98 DR350SE ... I have already eliminated the kick stand switch if this is of any interference.
I presume I must connect some wires together etc, but which?
Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:31 AM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:52 AM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:54 AM
He should still be able to start it in any gear, the DR650 doesn't have to be in neutral to start unless he wants to do it without the clutch pulled in. If he disconnects the clutch switch he'll be able to crank the starter in any gear whether the clutch is pulled in or not.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:24 AM
The wire could have come disconnected or the switch itself could be bad.
As mentioned follow the wires from the clutch lever to the connection behind the headlight and reconnect, or bypass the safety switch by connecting the wires behind the headlight together. Suzi made it easy since one wire has a male end and the other is female.
Bypass the safety switch at your own risk.....
Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:44 PM
Today I went for a ride, and I noticed that if the cluch lever was not pulled, even on gear, the starter would work.Of course, you couldn't start the bike this way. Once the cluch lever was pulled, the starter was dead... So It must be that!
One of the following days I will fix it, and let you know!