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when i prepped my bike before the season (its track only) i left the left handlebar controls on because i didnt want to bother with the clutch switch at the time. on my previous bikes (mostly gixxers) if you removed the clutch switch without some wiring modifications the moment you pulled the clutch in to put it in gear it would stall. im going to the track this coming monday and i figured let me try to remove the switch and i can do whatever wiring i have over the weekend. so, i pulled the controls off, unplugged them from the harness, and i removed the clutch switch entirely off the clutch perch. started the bike in nuetral, pulled in the clutch and put her in gear, then let the clutch out and she spun the wheel no problem (it was on the rear stand). i didnt rev it out or anything, but it seems as if i wont have to do any wiring jumping, etc... and that all should be right in the world. im going to test ride her tomorrow just to make sure, but does this sound right to anyone? i would have thought that once i removed the switch i would have to modify something in the harness to bypass the switch to allow the bike to run properly? btw, i removed my kickstand and modified the wiring for the sidestand switch before the season started and everything has been fine (not sure if somehow they might be related as im not much of an electrical guru).

any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Hey, good morning bmfgsxr,

Normally, you would have to run a Jumper between the 2 clutch wires... However since you have removed the kickstand switch set-up, I am like 95% sure, this is why You don't have any problems now.;) :clapper

Peace Jeff

PS.Keep the rubber side DOWN Monday!:rockon
 

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thanks jeff, i thought i would have to run some sort of jumper (but i did search for my question quite a bit before posting), but i saw a post from cbr400r stating that if you did this the bike would cut out between 3-5k rpms. i was hoping that somehow because i removed the sidestand and performed the wiring required there that the clutch safety switch would be moot. i should have tried to start her in gear last night, but i was rushing since dinner was waiting for me. ;)
 

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IF there happens to be a problem that raises it's ugly head... all's you have to do is run 1 wire between the 2 at the clutch, then You'll be golden.

What was for dinner?:D
 

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homemade chicken soup with potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and rice, with buttered french bread on the side.. i had two bowls and felt like i was going to pop!


as for the bike, im going to try to start it in gear tonight, and either run her around the block today or tomorrow. if everything seems im check i wont worry, but ill bring the clutch safety switch, and the controls to the track with me just in case something happens that way i can just put it all back on for now.
 

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I'm 99% sure that's how I have my track bike set up. Kickstand removed, switch jumpered and clutch switch removed, but not jumpered. I don't think I can start the bike in gear, has to be in neutral. It's possible jumping the clutch switch would allow that, but it doesn't bother me.
 

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thanks, ill check it out tonight. im not so concerned about being able to start it in gear, but if it doesnt start in gear there must be a simple way to make it be able to so perhaps someone who has done it before will know the right way to do that.
 

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thanks, ill check it out tonight. im not so concerned about being able to start it in gear, but if it doesnt start in gear there must be a simple way to make it be able to so perhaps someone who has done it before will know the right way to do that.

I Already answered You about that bro.,!...>>>----->

all's you have to do is, run\connect 1 wire (aka Jumper) between the 2 wires from the clutch switch, then You'll be golden.

Personally, Not only do I like being able to start her up in gear BUT I also think it's important to be able too!

Dinner sounds YUMMY... I want some, Please FEED Me!:woot:
 

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I'm 99% sure that's how I have my track bike set up. Kickstand removed, switch jumpered and clutch switch removed, but not jumpered. I don't think I can start the bike in gear, has to be in neutral. It's possible jumping the clutch switch would allow that, but it doesn't bother me.
+1

Same for me after doing Damon's harness mod.
 

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well i removed the switch right off of the clutch perch as well as the left handlebar controls. then i looked at the wiring diagram in the manual that showed me where the two black wires went into the plugs that the left control plugged into and i ran a jumper wire between them for the heck of it. i could start it in gear even without the clutch pulled in, so i just pulled the jumper off. id like to be able to start it in gear, but not if the clutch isnt engaged. that could be dangerous.
 
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