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Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
on: March 11, 2018, 02:03:52 PM
As the title says, I can't start the engine in 1st with the clutch in (sidestand up), the motor doesn't turn at all.

Anyone able to run through, very simply, what checks I should do before I fork out for my dealer to check it?
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
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Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 06:50:55 PM
try second gear.
No result ?? than clutch switch defective
71409 km

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Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 08:21:21 AM
Is this the same problem as you posted about last month Skids? Did you rule out the clutch switch?

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Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 04:45:50 PM
*Originally Posted by gbrand42 [+]
Is this the same problem as you posted about last month Skids? Did you rule out the clutch switch?

Did I....must be getting old!  :012:

Yes, managed to find time to remove the switch, been told there's a bit missing???

Anyway, still doesn't work, in any gear.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 06:13:25 PM
I've put the oem clutch lever back in and it works perfectly.

What is it on the clutch lever that operates the contacts?
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 03:59:12 AM
I have the same issue with my aftermarket level. The contact point on the lever does not depress the switch enough. I'm thinking of just adding a small piece of foam tape at the contact area.

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Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 05:59:03 AM
*Originally Posted by wultan [+]
I have the same issue with my aftermarket level. The contact point on the lever does not depress the switch enough. I'm thinking of just adding a small piece of foam tape at the contact area.

What I don't understand is why it worked for almost 20k miles then stopped working.  :027:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 07:16:43 AM
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]
What I don't understand is why it worked for almost 20k miles then stopped working.  :027:

Am not sure. Maybe the tip of the switch got worn out or something. It's just a small piece of thin plastic afterall.

 


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