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    Please explain clutch lever electrical connection

    My RSV is plagued with random stalling when decelerating to a stop, and I've tried various "fixes" but it still continues. I noticed the electrical connection on the clutch lever, and see there's a small spring loaded diod type thing that gets depressed by a pin on the lever, once the clutch is fully engaged (see pic). So I'm wondering what exactly this connection does, and if it could be the cause of the stalling if its not operating properly. The bike starts/runs fine, idles smoothly at @1200, never dies while running, but randomly dies (once or twice during a ride) ONLY when decelerating to a stop w/ the clutch engaged. It doesn't shudder or stumble and just cuts out immediately.

    Thanks for any insight/advice
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    If the bike is in gear it will not start but by pulling the clutch lever in it will operate this switch allowing the bike to be started in gear with the clutch in

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    TeddyG;
    The clutch switch is part of the safety start interlock system along with the neutral switch and side stand switch
    do a search or look in FAQ
    they all must be working..... they're slight differences​ between brands....
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    I don't know if this related but I had the exact same problem when I first bought mine. I started using 98 octane fuel and haven't had a stall since. May not be the same issue but worth considering. I don't know of a logical reason behind it, just sharing my experience. Good luck.
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    pm sent..........I have the exact same issue! Did you find the fault?


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    check the vacuum lines on airbox.
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    Take the clutch switch apart and spray it up with WD40 or contact cleaner, the same thing happens on my zx9r occasionally, it just gets grubby as does the sidestand switch, if mine were playing up too much they'd be bypassed, the tiny trigger on them gets gunged up too and tends to stick which is what I suspect is happening in your case.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys- my stalling problem turned out to be a bad stator

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    I suppose it pays to check the little stuff first but it appears with these to be the case of anything electrical and the bikes fked, has anybody tried suing because this shit just shouldn't happen these days, whether these days is 2005 or not.

    I understand the bike to be great when its all going good but cmon, ten grands worth of bike let down by forty quid electrics, people seem to sue each other over any bloody thing today but try getting your moneys worth from a corporate and everybody and their aunty is against you.

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