Clutch Kill Switch?


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Jabberwokki
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Clutch Kill Switch?

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Hello everyone!
Should be a quick question (I hope)
Rebuilt master slave cylinder and the master cylinder on my 98 Gl1500.
Everything is working good except now the only way I can get it to start is if it’s in neutral.
Even when the kickstand is up pulling the clutch handle in does not allow me to start the bike.
I aligned the two buttons the clutch interacts with back correctly and used some electronics lube on them but still no go.
Is there a previous post somewhere they talk about this?
If not, any advice from the seasoned veterans of tactical mechanical engagement?
Love the forum and appreciate all I have learned from here so far.
Stay safe!


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Use a meter and check that the clutch switch actually works. Same with sidestand switch. Do you have a factory service manual with the wiring diagram?

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Do you hear two clicks when pulling lever? First switch click is for cruise cancel, wire colors Blk/Yel-Grn/Blu. Second switch click pulled in to grip is start in gear feature Grn/Wht-Grn/Red wire coloring. Check for correct wiring.
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Re: Clutch Kill Switch?

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Thanks for the reply’s!
I do have the manual and will test the switches next.
Wiring isn’t a bad idea either-need to make sure I have them in correct.
Appreciate your assistance.
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Re: Clutch Kill Switch?

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The clicks mentioned were they key.
I started listening when the clutch was engaged and couldn’t find the second click.
Took that switch off and cleaned then made sure it was in good contact with the clutch handle.
(Checked my wiring while I had it out)
Works like a charm now.
Much appreciation!


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