Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Dyna Glide Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Dyna Glide Models Super Glide, Super Glide Sport, Super Glide Custom, FXR Super Glide, Dyna Glide Convertible, Super Glide T-Sport, Dyna Glide Police, Dyna Switchback, Low Rider, Street Bob, Fat Bob and Wide Glide.
Sponsored by: True-Track Inc.

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-12-2013, 03:45 PM
Ernst's Avatar
Ernst Ernst is offline
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cali
Posts: 63
Default Neutral Safety Switch?

Neutral Safety Switch?

I'm looking at new hand levers and I came across this review:

"...however the clutch lever is missing the tab to activate the neutral safety switch, which in my mind is a safety hazard. In other words, if a person stalls the bike, they cannot just pull the clutch lever to restart, they would have to put the bike in neutral first, start it, then back into gear...."

Is this correct? Hell, I don't even know if my bike has one (2013 Street Bob). I know I can start it while in first at a standstill with the lever in. I was under the impression a neutral safety switch just made you pull in the clutch lever to start the bike while it was in gear and if the clutch lever was not depressed then the bike had to be in neutral. I ALWAYS press the clutch lever down when starting my bike. The little green light has lied to people before...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Nomadmax's Avatar
Nomadmax Nomadmax is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SW Ohio, On the bank of Big Twin Creek
Posts: 1,991
Default

There's an interlock switch inside the clutch lever that allows you to start the bike in gear. When you pull the lever in it let's the switch complete the ignition circuit. There's another switch like that in the front brake lever for the brake light.

The clutch interlock is overridden when the bike is in neutral.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2013, 04:02 PM
Nomadmax's Avatar
Nomadmax Nomadmax is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SW Ohio, On the bank of Big Twin Creek
Posts: 1,991
Default

The tab on the lever pushes the switch to open the circuit when the lever is at rest.

Last edited by Nomadmax; 02-12-2013 at 07:15 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-12-2013, 04:44 PM
roadster02 roadster02 is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: colorado
Posts: 118
Default What?

On Harley's?? When did this start?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-12-2013, 06:15 PM
FXDWG12's Avatar
FXDWG12 FXDWG12 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roadster02 View Post
On Harley's?? When did this start?
Ya not on my 2012 FXDWG. Just turn the switch and push th GO button.
__________________
2012 Wide Glide , Black/Orange Flames
SEPRT ( Stage 1 ) w/ software and cables. V&H Bigshots. Ness Big Sucker. HD Sport Shield. HD Detach Sissy. Kury Grips w/Throttle Boss and Stilettos. DK Custom Bear Traps. HD Passenger Boards w/Powder Pro coating.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-12-2013, 06:21 PM
DevilDawg1 DevilDawg1 is offline
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 59
Default

My 2012 FXDC has this feature. Most bikes manufactured after a given year (I dont know what year) have this feature. Some bikes will not crank in gear with the kickstand down.

In neutral, will crank without clutch.

In gear, have to pull the clutch or it will not do nothing.

I wish they all had the kick stand feature.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-12-2013, 06:22 PM
DevilDawg1 DevilDawg1 is offline
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FXDWG12 View Post
Ya not on my 2012 FXDWG. Just turn the switch and push th GO button.
Will you bike crank in gear without the clutch pulled in?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-12-2013, 06:27 PM
FXDWG12's Avatar
FXDWG12 FXDWG12 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilDawg1 View Post
Will you bike crank in gear without the clutch pulled in?
I haven't tried that one. But my ricer wouldn't start in neutral unless the clutch was in.
__________________
2012 Wide Glide , Black/Orange Flames
SEPRT ( Stage 1 ) w/ software and cables. V&H Bigshots. Ness Big Sucker. HD Sport Shield. HD Detach Sissy. Kury Grips w/Throttle Boss and Stilettos. DK Custom Bear Traps. HD Passenger Boards w/Powder Pro coating.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-12-2013, 06:30 PM
FXDWG12's Avatar
FXDWG12 FXDWG12 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilDawg1 View Post

I wish they all had the kick stand feature.
My WG has a kick stand feature. Just give her the gas and the kick stand pops right up. Lol
__________________
2012 Wide Glide , Black/Orange Flames
SEPRT ( Stage 1 ) w/ software and cables. V&H Bigshots. Ness Big Sucker. HD Sport Shield. HD Detach Sissy. Kury Grips w/Throttle Boss and Stilettos. DK Custom Bear Traps. HD Passenger Boards w/Powder Pro coating.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 PM
DevilDawg1 DevilDawg1 is offline
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FXDWG12 View Post
I haven't tried that one. But my ricer wouldn't start in neutral unless the clutch was in.
Was the ricer a Suzuki?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 PM
 
 
 
P
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will only start in Neutral rogersachs Dyna Glide Models 19 02-20-2014 12:17 PM
How is this possible... doug62 General Harley Davidson Chat 32 05-05-2013 06:18 PM
Neutral light/switch on 07 Sporty. conmore Sportster Models 10 09-29-2012 03:21 AM
pulls while starting (clutch lever fully in) svt_ct Primary/Transmission/Driveline/Clutch 10 10-26-2011 08:40 AM
07; Deluxe, aftermarket hand levers... ronyd Softail Models 15 12-13-2007 10:48 AM



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Internet Brands, Inc.