Won't Start in Gear


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hank1800
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Motorcycle: 2005 Gl1800A

Won't Start in Gear

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2005 Gl1800, kickstand up, clutch lever in. Can only be started in neutral. Gotta be a simple answer. 130k. Thanks in advance for your responses.



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tamathumper
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Location: Charlotte, NC
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800A

Re: Won't Start in Gear

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'03 GL1800A

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Rednaxs60
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Re: Won't Start in Gear

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Do you have aftermarket hand grips. These are larger than original and you may have to squeeze harder.
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Tayter
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Motorcycle: 2005 Goldwing with MotorTrike conversion

Re: Won't Start in Gear

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Had same issue, tho I didn’t know about starter working in neutral as I found that out when fixing. Changed both relays behind left saddle bag, now starts in gear.



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