Author Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in  (Read 2693 times)

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    Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
    on: March 11, 2018, 02:03:52 pm
    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, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Starter doesn't turn in 1st with clutch in
    Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 06:50:55 pm
    March 11, 2018, 06:50:55 pm
    try second gear.
    No result ?? than clutch switch defective
    ODO  73865 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
    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
    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, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 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
    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, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 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
    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
    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, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 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
    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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