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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 30-Oct-2018, 06:20 PM (972) Thread Starter
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2018 GSA Not starting in gear

I swear it use to start in gear and I have put new short levers on her but even when I depressed the clutch switches by hand it still didn't start. Also, doesn't matter if the stand is up or down.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 31-Oct-2018, 04:17 AM (387)
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My '17 will not start in gear with the sidestand down, for what that's worth...
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Almost certainly a clutch safety switch issue, may need cleaned or replaced or it's connection is not secure.

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About $78 from your dealer. More info at https://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/...clutch-switch/
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That should be covered by the warranty.

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My '17 will not start in gear with the sidestand down, for what that's worth...
That's not normal

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The bike is designed to prohibit starting while the bike is in gear and the side stand is down, even with the clutch lever pulled.... for obvious reasons.
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I swear it use to start in gear and I have put new short levers on her but even when I depressed the clutch switches by hand it still didn't start. Also, doesn't matter if the stand is up or down.

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I've got a 2018 GS and another rider I ride with also has a 2018 GS and we have the same issue. Bike will not re-start if still in gear, we get this is normal behavior with the sidestand down but were surprised when we had to put the bike into neutral to re-start. Maybe BMW had a batch of bad switches in the 2018's or possibly this a "previously undocumented feature" for the 2018's?

Since the OP stated it worked then stopped I'm leaning toward the bad switch batch.
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The bike is designed to prohibit starting while the bike is in gear and the side stand is down, even with the clutch lever pulled.... for obvious reasons.
Your right. I missed that part

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The bike is designed to prohibit starting while the bike is in gear and the side stand is down, even with the clutch lever pulled.... for obvious reasons.
True. But if the safety switch which is located under the side stand gets damaged due to any reason or issues with it's wiring then you will have a 'not starting GS' condition. I have seen few riders attach a protector to cover it. Hope this is not the issue with the bike not starting

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