Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Conway, New Hampshire, United States
I now this may sound silly...
Is the sidestand up? I made this mistake myself when I bought mine a month ago.
Here is a quote from an old forum exchange.
Originally Posted by drizzyboy
If the side stand switch was bad...could you still get the bike to run by starting with the clutch in? This overides the switch when starting the bike in gear right? Think it may allow the bike to start even if the switch was bad? I assume it would die once the clutch was let out but I am just assuming.
Your close. Here is what happens with my '04 KRS. Sidestand down, in neutral- normal start. Sidestand down, in first gear and clutch pulled in- engine cranks, no start. Sidestand up, in first gear and clutch pulled in- engine starts normally. Apparently a combination of safety factors can stop the engine from starting. Of course, if you have the engine running and put the bike in gear with the sidestand down the engine shuts off.
Last edited by todcp; Oct 2nd, 2013 at 8:36 pm.