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Offline CDawg1506

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C14 won't start unless in neutral
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:58:26 pm »
About a month ago my 2012 C14 won't start unless it is in neutral. Before this I could start it in gear if the clutch was engaged. I did a cursory check the lever and didn't find any obvious issues. I wasn't really concerned about it until I went to make a left turn and the engine stalled in the middle of the road.

I checked the forum but found many comments about the nss were about hooking up a Rostra. BTW I do have a Rostra unit.

Any hints on what to look for? Riding season in Phoenix is just starting.

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Re: C14 won't start unless in neutral
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 09:09:59 pm »
Id be looking at the sidestand switch...
The C14 will kill, or not start, even when the clutch is pulled, in any gear other than neutral if the sidestand is down, or that switch is sensing its down...
So far I haven't seen anyone report a sticky sidestand switch on a C14... so you may be the first of many more to come...
Next time, press the sidestand down, and "flick it" so it slams back up, see if that helps..

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Re: C14 won't start unless in neutral
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 10:20:05 pm »
Yes... first thoughts are either the clutch or side-stand switch.

Here’s to getting it sorted.  :beerchug:

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Re: C14 won't start unless in neutral
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 10:30:15 pm »
I never thought of the side stand switch. I will check it when I get home.

Thanx for the help!

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Re: C14 won't start unless in neutral
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 12:28:34 am »
Jim, I have a side stand switch if needed. And I would agree.
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Re: C14 won't start unless in neutral
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 03:33:12 am »
Either the kickstand is down or it has a bad kickstand switch
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