Not in front of my bike at the moment, but could it be the switch for the clutch? The one that is depressed when pulling in the clutch so the bike will start? Some bikes have to have that switch depressed by the clutch being pulled in in order to start. Some bikes don't, I forget if Kawi does that or not. Does your bike start?
I think, on the Kawi, that the switch enables you to start the bike in gear with the clutch pulled in. If the switch is broken, you won't be able to start the bike unless it's in neutral.
Being able to start in gear with the clutch in is a good feature should you stall in an intersection or some such...saves time not having to stop and put in neutral...
If it's the plastic plunger looking thing with 2 wires coming from it, it's your clutch sensor. It allows the bike to be started in 1st gear with the kickstand up, I believe. I'd have to unplug mine to see what is affected when it's disabled.
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