Clutch kill switch??? - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Electrical
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
originalbat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)
 
Clutch kill switch???

Here i go again. Many thanks to everyone on this forum. Changed key switch and bike starts right up. Rode her to work and no problems for a few trips. Now? When i try to take off bike seems to bog down. Full fuel tank. Not POOG's. If I squeeze clutch bike stays running, when i release clutch and continue to takeoff bike will stop. Starts again easily. Tried slow clutch release and quick release, same result. Can i bypass the clutch kill switch?
originalbat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 12:46 PM
1986 VN750
 
thtanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dana Point, CA
Posts: 3,255
iTrader: (8)
 
Garage
Are you talking about the side-stand kill-switch? The kick-stand coming up activates it. It can get dirty, clean her up and WD-40 it up and you might be back in business.

Sounds like it's probably just the switch being dirty, and hopefully nothing "major".

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
thtanner is offline  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 12:48 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
WilliamTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL.
Posts: 4,508
iTrader: (17)
   
If I squeeze clutch bike stays running, when i release clutch and continue to takeoff bike will stop. Starts again easily. Tried slow clutch release and quick release, same result. Can i bypass the clutch kill switch?
Reply With Quote

If in Neutral, same results ? ?
Clutch switch has a small two pin connector at the base of the clutch lever.
Switch problems are almost always resolved by removal of two pin plug...cleaning all contacts completely. Problem resolved !

WilliamTech

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
WilliamTech is offline  
 
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
originalbat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)
 
Thanks for the response. I'll try after the Saints game. Who Dat!
originalbat is offline  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 01:00 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
WilliamTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL.
Posts: 4,508
iTrader: (17)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by originalbat View Post
Thanks for the response. I'll try after the Saints game. Who Dat!
SeaHawks @ Cardinals

LOL

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
WilliamTech is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 01:01 PM
Sparky!!!
 
slimvulcanrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,695
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
The clutch switch is actually three wires. one wire goes to ground and the other two bypass the ground when the clutch is squeezed. so to by pass you need to take the normal open wire and jump it to the ground wire. I do not know the colors off the top of my head.
slimvulcanrider is offline  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 01:37 PM
1986 VN750
 
thtanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dana Point, CA
Posts: 3,255
iTrader: (8)
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by slimvulcanrider View Post
The clutch switch is actually three wires. one wire goes to ground and the other two bypass the ground when the clutch is squeezed. so to by pass you need to take the normal open wire and jump it to the ground wire. I do not know the colors off the top of my head.
Slim, we require you know every wire color and function. I'm disappointed personally.

TheJabberWoggy likes this.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
thtanner is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 02:12 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
WilliamTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL.
Posts: 4,508
iTrader: (17)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by thtanner View Post
slim, we require you know every wire color and function. I'm disappointed personally.

lmao

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
WilliamTech is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Sparky!!!
 
slimvulcanrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,695
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by thtanner View Post
Slim, we require you know every wire color and function. I'm disappointed personally.



I was feeling lazy and didn't want to look it up...

Here it is... Black/Red and Black are a normal closed circuit, when you squeeze the clutch, the switch then makes connection between Black and Black/Yellow. So, to bypass the switch run a jumper wire between Black and Black/Yellow.
slimvulcanrider is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 05:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 384
iTrader: (-3)
 
Way to go slim!
TSmith68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome