Neutral Light


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WingBC
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Neutral Light

Post by WingBC » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:08 pm



Hi
This is my first post to the forum.
I recently purchase a 1979 GL1000.Bike works great except for the neutral light
I've read the posts about the neutral light staying on and have just replace the neutral switch and diodes, also checked wiring. I've disconnected the wire to switch and light goes out.
With the switch on the bench , i have 0.00 ohms, with the ball pushed in have a reading of 58 ohms.
My question is ,what part on the transmission activates the switch?
Would appreciate any input.
Thanks



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Re: Neutral Light

Post by Rambozo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:34 pm

58 is not enough resistance. So your light will be on real bright in neutral, and almost full bright in gear. Replace the switch. It should be 0 ohms and infinite ohms.

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Re: Neutral Light

Post by WingBC » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:22 pm

Thanks for the reply Rambozo, i'll have to contact the supplier as the switch is faulty.

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Re: Neutral Light

Post by WingBC » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:48 pm

Hi
Got a new switch , checked it out have 0 ohms and infinity. Checked it after installed still zero ohms in all gears . What is in the transmission the activates the switch? thaks for any help you can give

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Re: Neutral Light

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:52 pm

It's suppose to have no resistance in gear and zero ohms in neutral.
It's a grounding switch.
Power is fed to the neutral lamp and the switch completes the ground to light it up.

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Re: Neutral Light

Post by WingBC » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:12 pm

virgilmobile
Thanks for the reply.
The new switch is 0 ohms and infinity. The problem seems to be theirs nothing activating t5he switch while in gear.

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Re: Neutral Light

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:27 pm

The switch only gets activated or pushed when in neutral.It's not a gear selector switch,just a neutral indicator switch.

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Re: Neutral Light

Post by Rambozo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 pm

Sounds like your switch might be screwed in too far. Did you use a new copper washer? I have had other bikes where some shims were needed to get switches like that to work properly. The shift drum is usually what activates that switch, there will be a cam that the switch rides on. Pretty much fool proof apart from the switch itself. This info is more general bike and car transmission, as I have not had that particular bike apart, but tons of others and they pretty much all work the same.

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Re: Neutral Light

Post by flyday58 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:29 pm

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/olMAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg

Switch ball rides in the cutout in neutral, allowing the light to come on.
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Re: Neutral Light

Post by WingBC » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:47 pm

Thanks flyday58
Was talking to a honda mechanic today , he suggested looking at the neutral linkage . So was going to remove water pump cover tonight.
Your picture will come in handy in case there are parts missing.



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