96 GL1500 Won't start in gear

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96 GL1500 Won't start in gear

Post by BigMike2 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:59 am

Hello All,
My wing will start in neutral OK but wil not crank in gear with the clutch pulled. What should I be looking at to fix it?
Thanks...Mike T.

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Re: 96 GL1500 Won't start in gear

Post by zamboni920 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:28 am

There should be a clutch sensor switch at the handle itself. Might just need a good shot of electrical cleaner.

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Re: 96 GL1500 Won't start in gear

Post by smilam » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:27 pm

I believe you have to pull in the clutch and also have the kickstand up.

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Re: 96 GL1500 Won't start in gear

Post by Kiwi2 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:48 am

Yes don't you feel silly trying to start it and all it does is crank over ........ then someone reminds you about the side stand. Don't worry we have all done it.

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