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Offline Blou Zebu

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DR650SE Clutch Engagement switch
« on: May 18, 2008, 08:05:16 am »
Hi Peoples!

Die BruinMeisie het gisteraand geweier om te start nadat ek afgeklim het om die garage deur oop te maak.

Anyway I figured it out this morning The switch that determines wether the clutch is engaged or not caused the problem.

I opened it up cleaned it out and now it is working again. Cleaned out the grease and dust build up. (there is no rubber seal or anything)

Has anybody had a similar problem?
What grease should I use to replace the grease I scraped out?
Anything else?

Ok, bye and thanks
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Re: DR650SE Clutch Engagement switch
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 08:24:44 am »
Many KLR riders have the same problem.

I cleaned mine regularly.

Its easy to see if it is the clutch switch....

1. Put bike in neutral
2. Pull clutch
3. Push and hold starter button (motor should not swing if switch is buggered)
4. While holding the starter switch pump the clutch lever

While you are pumping the lever the switch usually makes contact somewhere on the stroke en then loose it again....


Haha i started my KLR many times with a half pulled clutch lever.... then when i get home or to a stop i clean the switch....



You can also go hardcore and just bridge out the side stand switch and the clutch switch. ;) But many member here don't like that. ::)
 

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Re: DR650SE Clutch Engagement switch
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 08:27:30 am »
Although the switch is similar the one on the DR very rarely gives k@k.
Clean it, no grease, fine for a long time.
Once you had the problem you know the symptoms and fix.
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Re: DR650SE Clutch Engagement switch
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008, 07:59:19 pm »
Thanks LeCap and SlowMan

Great relief to hear that this is not a common problem. I was also worried about not having replaced the grease.

Merci LeCap!

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