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RE: Yamaha XVS650 (2005) Australia I don't seem to be able to start the bike with the clutch in and in gear. The manual suggests that this should be possible. Does this indicate a problem with the "clutch switch"? I am a novice so any help would be appreciated.

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Could be a problem with the clutch switch, could be a problem with the kick stand switch. Many bikes will only start in neutral if the kickstand is down, no matter what you do with the clutch.

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