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    I am new to the 109 community, so this may sound dumb. i changed my levers on my bike last week and now it won't start. also when i engage the clutch, my shifter will not shift gears. i did add hwy crash bars, which i had to loosen the shifter bracket. so i am uncertain why my bike won't start nor shift into gear. any ideas would be extremely helpful. thank you.

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    Welcome to the Forum, and congratulations on becoming an M109R owner.

    From your comments it seems like your Clutch Cable is either not properly installed or adjusted. There’s a How-To section of this Forum that has instructions on how to properly install and adjust the Clutch Cable.

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    Starting issue: Check the clutch switch, your new levers may be failing to properly engage it.

    Shifting issue: Check if the shifting rod isn’t binding against your engine case, and check the adjustment of your clutch cable.

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    , Dutch has you pointed in the correct direction.

    If you installed cheap levers off Amazon or Ebay its best to just take them back off and get something decent.

    The fitment on those cheap levers is terrible, they do not contact the clutch switch properly.

    Even if you manage to modify them in some way now so you can get the bike to start, they will cause you more grief down the road with regard to the clutch switch actuator.

    Also if you just installed engine guards, take note that the left front motor mount bracket is secured by the foot peg bracket bolt where you likely attached the engine guards.

    So you have to be sure you used the appropriate length bolt now that you added the width of the engine guard mounting bracket and insure that your motor mount bracket is lined up correctly and fastened securely as well.

    If you are not able to move the shift lever at all then the shift rod may be binding on the under side of the generator case. If this is the case you may not have the left motor mount bracket secured properly and it is allowing then engine to sag down. (This is assuming your problem started right after you installed the engine guards)

    With the bike not running you should be able to switch from one gear to another without the use of the clutch at all.
    Last edited by Stalker; 3 Weeks Ago at 04:51 PM.

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    There is a How-To on this issues with aftermarket levers and shows the possible issues and fixes for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalker View Post
    , Dutch has you pointed in the correct direction.

    If you installed cheap levers off Amazon or Ebay its best to just take them back off and get something decent.

    The fitment on those cheap levers is terrible, they do not contact the clutch switch properly.

    Even if you manage to modify them in some way now so you can get the bike to start, they will cause you more grief down the road with regard to the clutch switch actuator.

    Also if you just installed engine guards, take note that the left front motor mount bracket is secured by the foot peg bracket bolt where you likely attached the engine guards.

    So you have to be sure you used the appropriate length bolt now that you added the width of the engine mounting bracket and insure that your motor mount bracket is lined up correctly and fastened securely as well.

    If you are not able to move the shift lever at all then the shift rod may be binding on the under side of the generator case. If this is the case you may not have the left motor mount bracket secured properly and it is allowing then engine to sag down. (This is assuming your problem started right after you installed the engine guards)

    With the bike not running you should be able to switch from one gear to another without the use of the clutch at all.
    100% agree /100%.

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    took off side panel by oil to check the shift linkage, i can only put in first gear when bike is not running. still can't get it to start, original lever is back on. check cables under tank, and nothing looks kinked. took off crash bar and used jack to raise engine up and bolt back on. check fuses. outta ideas. can someone steer me in correct direction?

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    When you are trying to start the bike does it say "CHEC" in the odometer?

    Is the bike turning over but just not firing off and running?

    Or are you getting nothing and the engine will not even roll over?

    The more details you can supply the better.

    Where are you located?
    Last edited by Stalker; 3 Weeks Ago at 01:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalker View Post
    When you are trying to start the bike does it say "CHEC" in the odometer?

    Is the bike turning over but just not firing off and running?

    Or are you getting nothing and the engine will not even roll over?

    The more details you can supply the better.

    Where are you located?

    nothing comes up on odometer and it turns over but won't stay on. like it struggles to turn on. like when i car is trying to start but won't turn all the way over

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