Neutral light on


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Neutral light on

Postby cafegoldwing_lover » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:37 am



does an '83 gl1100 also carries 2 "Silicon Rectifier" or just one?? thx allot my neutral light is always on when i pull the clutch in ...



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Re: Neutral light on

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:43 pm

There's only one. If the neutral light is always on, then it has failed shorted, and replacing it should fix your problem.

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby cafegoldwing_lover » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:16 am

great will replace asap.
Thx Bud 8-)

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:21 am

This issues is usually due to carbon build up on the switch..sometimes..running with some diesel in your oil for 100 mile seasy with clean it off..some have tried burning it off with super charge of electricity to the switch.

The witch is not easy to get to..on lower right of the engine. behind the headers. Usually can be cleaned off and is good as new.
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Re: Neutral light on

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:57 am

RBGERSON wrote:This issues is usually due to carbon build up on the switch..sometimes..running with some diesel in your oil for 100 mile seasy with clean it off..some have tried burning it off with super charge of electricity to the switch.

The witch is not easy to get to..on lower right of the engine. behind the headers. Usually can be cleaned off and is good as new.


No, the issue he is describing is that the neutral light comes on when he pulls the clutch in. This is caused by a failed silicon rectifier (diode) that allows the ground that normally only goes to the neutral switch, to travel through the clutch switch instead.

Incidentally, the neutral switch is in a different place on the 82 and 83 - it's inside the front engine cover, which has to be removed to access it.

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby cafegoldwing_lover » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:05 pm

OHH woow that really sucks. why did they change the location lol anyways got the part installing it now and will keep an update :)
thx again

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:22 pm

Personally I think they changed the switch type for a good reason.
The 81 and earlier neutral switches could get clogged up and become unreliable by either a partial short or badly contaminated and not operate at all.
The new style is,as I refer to it, is a self cleaning contact switch.
The old type was a plunger that pushed a contact together and the new style wipes the contacts across each other.They just last longer.

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby cafegoldwing_lover » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:46 am

hey guys i cant find the silicon rectifier.. napa doesnt have it, motorcycle shops dont have it (even honda :o ), bikebandit website does not have it it just show's me the horn scheme.. I dont know about you guys but my silicon rectifier looks like this (correct me if im wrong lol)
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Re: Neutral light on

Postby cafegoldwing_lover » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:47 am

do you guys know of a part number?? thx guys

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:16 am

No, that's your starter solenoid. You have to remove the false tank to get to the rectifier, it is on the left side, next to the turn signal flasher.

You can replace it with a standard diode - this one from Digikey costs $2.36, and should work just fine.

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby cafegoldwing_lover » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:12 pm

ohhhh maaan thats why (i feel soooooooooo stupid now :lol: ) ooohh my god lol thx bud you save me ALLOT of trouble.
ill check it out asap thx again dude :lol:

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Re: Neutral light on

Postby DetroitWingnut » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:58 am

CGW-Lovr- Reading this post reminded me of of my father telling me to take the starter off a Jeep, have my step-mother drive me to the local shop, and have it rebuilt (40 yrs. ago). When he went to pick it up, the mechanic handed him a freshly rebuilt alternator! My bad.Lol




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