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I know that the bike will only start in neutral with the stand down, but the same is true when the stand is up. Why won't it start in gear with the clutch lever depressed?

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You probably have a defective clutch safety switch or it would start in gear when you pull the clutch lever like every other Honda made in the last 30 years.

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