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    Bike not starting in gear
    on: March 01, 2022, 11:13:10 am
    March 01, 2022, 11:13:10 am
    hi all.

    Anyone have issues with their bike not starting in gear?

    Side stand is up and clutch is in. No start. Only works in neutral

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #1 on: March 01, 2022, 12:50:50 pm
    March 01, 2022, 12:50:50 pm
    Side stand switch sticking, despite the stand being up.




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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #2 on: March 01, 2022, 12:56:30 pm
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    Nah not side stand.
    I blew some air at the clutch micro switch. That did the trick. Probably just dirty

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #3 on: March 01, 2022, 08:33:14 pm
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    Well done.

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #4 on: March 02, 2022, 12:45:29 am
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    *Originally Posted by Marky777 [+]
    Nah not side stand.
    I blew some air at the clutch micro switch. That did the trick. Probably just dirty

    Does your cruise and quick shift work ok..??

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #5 on: March 02, 2022, 07:24:31 am
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Does Your cruise and quick shift work ok..??

    Yes it does

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #6 on: March 02, 2022, 07:21:07 pm
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    Yes it does

    Cool, the clutch micro switch is actually two switches in one...one does the clutch/side stand and the other is the cruise/quick-shift...but if i works ok...all is good. :028:

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #7 on: March 02, 2022, 08:57:08 pm
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    start your bike in neutral, and then once its running put the side stand down- what happens? (this way you'll know if that switch is working or not.)

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #8 on: March 03, 2022, 07:41:50 am
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    start your bike in neutral, and then once its running put the side stand down- what happens? (this way you'll know if that switch is working or not.)

    hey thanks for the tip. The bike turns off if I do this.
    Turns out the clutch micro switch was dirty. After a clean the bike starts in gear. Will monitor.
    I'm surprised bmw didn't place the switch in a dust and waterproof housing

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    Re: Bike not starting in gear
    Reply #9 on: March 03, 2022, 10:29:19 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Marky777 [+]
    hey thanks for the tip. The bike turns off if I do this.
    Turns out the clutch micro switch was dirty. After a clean the bike starts in gear. Will monitor.
    I'm surprised bmw didn't place the switch in a dust and waterproof housing

    Many people just disable the cruise/quick shift part of the switch, it sometimes plays up too.

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