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Bike won't start unless in Neutral
I have a 2003 CBR600RR.... I lowsided it at a trackday at Spring Mountain a while ago, and it pulverized the left side of the bike when it slid off the track.
Anyway, at first the fuel pump wouldn't prime at all when you turned it on, so obviously the bike wouldn't start. I traced that to a busted relay. OK, so I took it for a test ride and it seems fine, except that it won't start if in gear (with kick stand up).
If in neutral, it starts up and then I can shift into gear and away I go.
At first I was thinking maybe it thinks the kickstand is down, but then it would shut off as soon as I'd kick it into first, no?
Anyway, just picking some brains here.... to see what I might be able to trace the issue to. Just some more points:
- The fan wire broke in the crash.... wouldn't think this is the issue... and it is still broken.
- The tip over sensor is well secured
- The start up procedure doesn't seem to have changed.... if in neutral.
- When in gear, the bike doesn't even try to start.... it's as though I have the ignition turned off.
Thanks in advance. FYI, won't be able to check back for a few days.
Last edited by Metastable; 11-12-2014 at 12:44 AM.