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Motorcycle Repair/1998 Honda Goldwing SE


My cycle normally would start in any gear as long as the clutch was engaged. It will now only start in neutral.  HELP !

Hi George,

Check the clutch switch, sometimes the switch is not being
activated by the clutch lever. You might have a bad
switch which can be checked with a multimeter.

If the switch is okay then check that the switch
is being moved far enough by the lever.
You might have to elongate the switch holes to
move it closer to the lever. Also if you have new
grips they might be causing interference.

The side stand also has to be up.

Check all that out and get back to me if you need
further assistance.


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Wayne S.


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