Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I have tried to bypass my clutch switch (jumping the wires together) and I have no joy. Is it possible that the diode assy downstream is somehow compromised? It's not a huge deal, but it would be nice not to have to fish for neutral if I happen to stall the bike in traffic. Sidestand switch is fine, but this clutch switch thing has me perplexed.