cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle


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cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby denwha » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:57 am



I have a 1993 Goldwing 1500 that has been converted to a trike with a champion trike kit'
I bought the bike after the conversion and never meet original owner to ask if it originally could be re-started after a stall. Would be nice if I could find a solution.



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Re: cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby trike lady » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:40 am

Hello and welcome to the forum.
The safety switch for the clutch has probably gone bad.
Does the trike have aftermarket levers?
Was the side stand removed from the bike as there is a safety switch there also.
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Re: cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:49 am

Most often this is a failed clutch switch - there are two of them, one clicks when you first start pulling in the clutch, and is to disconnect the cruise control. The second clicks when the clutch is fully pulled in, and is to allow the bike to start in gear. It's a fairly common failure item, and Cyclemax keeps them in stock for this reason:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/clutch_ ... 129/198261



Occasionally this can also be caused by aftermarket handgrips that are too thick, which cause the clutch to not be able to be pulled in all the way, or by aftermarket levers that don't actuate the switch correctly.

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Re: cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby denwha » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:03 pm

Thank you for responding. I am not sure of the handgrips but I think they are stock. I know the side kick stand is still attached as I have been told there is a switch there also. I am going to proceed with the safety switch you mentioned and see if I can find it's location. Thanks again
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Re: cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:04 pm

denwha wrote:Thank you for responding. I am not sure of the handgrips but I think they are stock. I know the side kick stand is still attached as I have been told there is a switch there also. I am going to proceed with the safety switch you mentioned and see if I can find it's location. Thanks again
Dennis


The switch is located right on the bottom of the left clutch lever assembly, held in place by (if I recall) two small screws. It's fairly easy to access and remove.

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Re: cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby PastoT » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:29 pm

Its worth a check to re-secure the wires to the Clutch switch(es). I dried my bike off after a wash and snagged the wire just enough to loosen its connection and had the same issue. Still could be the switch, it has been around a while I'll bet; but new or old won't work with out both wires fully connected.
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Re: cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby ct1500 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:57 pm

If the clutch lever pivot hole and bolt has not been kept lubed it can wear causing an elongation of the hole not allowing contact of switch. If the lever has a sloppy fit there push the lever towards the switch while holding in and recheck for starting or hearing the click of switch.
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Re: cannot re-start stalled bike by holding in cluthch handle

Postby m2102 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:40 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Most often this is a failed clutch switch - there are two of them, one clicks when you first start pulling in the clutch, and is to disconnect the cruise control. The second clicks when the clutch is fully pulled in, and is to allow the bike to start in gear. It's a fairly common failure item, and Cyclemax keeps them in stock for this reason:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/clutch_ ... 129/198261

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Occasionally this can also be caused by aftermarket handgrips that are too thick, which cause the clutch to not be able to be pulled in all the way, or by aftermarket levers that don't actuate the switch correctly.

while your at it get the brass bushing that is in there also. it pushes a little finger to help make everything work. I had a 2000 1500 se and replaced both but didn't do them at same time. for the price it is a cheap fix and will have them apart anyway.




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