My solenoid switch has 4 pin for an Honda motorbike. One of the primary pin to be energized for the solenoid to click is the clutch switch. My question is: can I connect the pin with a wire that i'm going to connect directly to the ground (chassis/frame) of the motorbike? This is the clutch diagram: https://pasteboard.co/HvLasSh.png The clutch passes from a diode that i want to skip/bypass Thanks, regards

1 Answer 1


It does depend how it is wired, it can be the clutch switch grounds or earths the pin or it feeds it with a supply, make sure you know which it does as you could blow a fuse or start a fire...

You need to work out what is happening - a multimeter can help or consult the wiring diagram.

  • Hi Mike, this is the diagram for the clutch switch: pasteboard.co/HvLasSh.png , it passes trough a diode which I want to completely bypass, and always show as a closed circuit.
    – SkylerX
    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:30
  • Add relevant info, diagrams etc to the original question - people don’t trawl through comments building your question...
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:38
  • Read the diagram, follow the wires and work out the function. The image you have posted is a small, barely legible, section of the complete diagram...
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 23, 2018 at 9:21
  • Hi Mike, sure, i will, this diagram is taken from a very bad quality black and white scanned old service manual of Honda XL Degree 250 found on the net, that's why i'm having trouble even to read the letter for the colors.
    – SkylerX
    Jul 23, 2018 at 9:25
  • The go with the multi-meter, operate the switches and see what happens where...
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 23, 2018 at 9:31

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.