Hi guys! So I just got my bike shipped overseas and for some reason it's not able to start in first gear anymore with the clutch pulled in. The plunger switch seems to fine. Starts in neutral perfectly. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas? Thank you.
Post by RedAndBlack on May 12, 2019 2:37:17 GMT -7
Could be the clutch switch is bad but with the bike being rattled around during shipping, I would double and triple check all the switches and sensors and the cables, make sure nothing got knocked loose.
Our FZ/MT-10s don't require the clutch to start, so if you just can't start in gear, it absolutely has to be the clutch switch. Remember you have 2 switches there: one for the cruise cancel at the beginning of the travel, and an interlock one at the end of the travel, which has to be your issue. Check switch connections and continuity on the switch; hopefully one of those 2 things. Otherwise, the issue would be downstream from there, either on the wiring or ECU, which I really doubt. Good luck.
Was also thinking about taking apart the clutch switch just to check the inside cause everything outside seemed to be connected.
I mean if you're going to buy a new one anyway, there's no harm in busting the old one open to make sure everythings connected.
But always check the alignment and play in everything first. I've had problems with kickstand/clutch/wheel sensors on every single bike I've owned. None have them have ever mechanically failed. They just need to be realigned, adjusted, or cleaned.
If your bike is still under warranty, yes, go take it back to Yamaha and get it serviced. It will be covered.
If you're not mechanically inclined, not on warranty, and your bike is due for service soon and you're going to have it serviced anyway, mention it to the mechanic. He might be able to figure out the problem really quickly and not even charge you for labor if it's just something simple like fixing the sensor alignment.