Neutral Light


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denny15
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Neutral Light

Postby denny15 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:02 pm



Hi, i was wondering if anyone may know, way, when i pull my clutch lever to shift, my Neutral Light comes on. Quite Annoying.



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virgilmobile
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Re: Neutral Light

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 02, 2013 2:12 pm

There is a diode in the circuit to stop this...I suspect it's shorted..annoying and replacable.

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Re: Neutral Light

Postby denny15 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:32 pm

Thank You............. :)

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Re: Neutral Light

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 02, 2013 4:28 pm

Goin by memory??? If you unplug the diode,you no longer can start in neutral,only with the clutch pulled in.

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Re: Neutral Light

Postby denny15 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:07 pm

Thanks..... Good to know. Ill get a new switch first.

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Re: Neutral Light

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 02, 2013 8:46 pm

No,your clutch switch is working fine.just a shorted diode.
If you remove the diode,the clutch action will no longer turn on the neutral light and the bike can only be cranked by holding in the clutch lever.
With the diode removed it will not crank while just in neutral.




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