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MY 1500 HAS BEEN TRIKED AND WON'T START WITH CLUTCH LEVER IN SWITCH ON LEVER WORKS. WILL ONLY START IN NEUTRAL

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It is possible that whoever did the trike conversion did not figure out the sub harness they added correctly, or left something unplugged. Could also be a broken wire inside the insulation. As complicated as a Goldwing electrical system is, you may have to go back to the person/company that converted the bike (if done by a company specializing in conversions) or find a crack Goldwing mechanic that specializes in electric issues.

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This sounds like the kick stand switch is bad or not making full contact.


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