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Valmond
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Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800

neutral light

Postby Valmond » Mon May 25, 2015 7:37 pm



hi, have a problem with my 2004 gold wing neutral light wanted come on and bike wanted start ,it happen 2 time,does anybody know what is wrong



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redial
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Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
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Re: neutral light

Postby redial » Mon May 25, 2015 8:47 pm

For us, Australians, who talk funny, I do not quite understand what your problem is. Is it because the neutral light will not come on? Or is it that the GW will not start? Or both?
Len in Kapunda

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Re: neutral light

Postby tom84std » Mon May 25, 2015 9:06 pm

Redial, I appreciate an Australian who admits he talks funny. Now, about that driving on the wrong side of the road thing.....

I believe the original poster is saying that he can't get a neutral light or get his bike to crank. Makes me wonder if it might crank when the clutch is pulled in. If you're sure it's in neutral yet you have no lamp, try that. I know the kickstand is wired separately but just as a process of elimination factor. Sidestand up, bike in neutral, clutch pulled. I need an 1800 schematic.

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PastoT
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Re: neutral light

Postby PastoT » Fri May 29, 2015 1:46 pm

I agree, would be nice to know if the clutch is pulled in or not. I dried my bike after a wash and slid a wire off the clutch lever switch - easy fix once you find it! My guess is the bike is in gear, not in neutral (thus no neutral light) and the clutch lever switch wire(s) are loose. He also didn't say the side stand was up or down. Guess we'll wait for more info.
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Valmond
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Re: neutral light

Postby Valmond » Sun May 31, 2015 8:25 pm

tk goldwing friend i have found the problem it was my reverse switch that was acthink up.i just move the wire around and the light came on,but couldn,t found anything wrong ,play with it for a wild and it didn ,t do it again,but if it does will by a new reverse switch.my problem was the light didn,t come on and the bike would not start ,even if the clutch was pull on or the kit stand was off.

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Re: neutral light

Postby PastoT » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:45 pm

Sweet, glad your running again. I've had switch issues occasionally as well. Mine mostly act up when its real cold and the lubricant inside gets all gummed up. I haven't really had too much issue in the terribly dusty area in the summer, that surprised me; still at around 20 degrees my switches wanted to stick. Reverse, Cruise and Start switches really hate me!


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