I posted about this on another thread a couple of days ago, and thought the problem might be burned or partially burned contacts in the starter button. That does not seem to be the case after further experimenting.
Until a week or ten days ago the starter circuit safety switches all worked as they are supposed to. Then one time it would not start in 1st gear with the clutch pulled in. Shifted into neutral and still wouldn`t start with clutch pulled in, but would with clutch released.
I`m confused. 19 times out of 20 now, it won`t start with the clutch lever pulled in, whether in neutral or in gear.
Did some testing of it after work Friday. The engine will start every time in neutral with the clutch lever released.
Shut it off, pull the lever in and hit the start button--nothing--nada--no go.
Release lever and hit start, it starts.
Then, just once in a while, maybe 1 time in 20, it will crank over and start with the clutch lever pulled in.
Shut it off, try again. No Go.
Lever out and it starts again.
This can be a dangerous situation if I stall when moving off from a traffic light. It doesn`t happen often, but now I worry about it if there is a lot of traffic behind me. After stalling it takes a second or two to shift into neutral, release clutch, start engine, shift into gear and move off again. On Friday I stalled on the way home, then got flustered and stalled twice more before I cleared that intersection.
The connector to the switch seems tight.
Guess I`ll have to examine it closer, maybe take it off and see if something is loose or broken inside.