Reverse not working


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Reverse not working

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Well, I'm doing all as it should be: engine on, neutral, reverse lever moved to back position, push starter and...nothing. Only what happens is that bike is blocked so can not be moved but revers is not working. Where to looking for??? Fuses are ok.



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Re: Reverse not working

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Is the reverse light coming on the dash when you shift to reverse?

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Yes, "R" light is comming on.

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Can you hear the relay A (the main relay in front of the battery) clicks?

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Did not check, will be laer today and check. So far the only click I could hear was the micro switch next to the reverse handle.

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Checked today and was no relay click or click of any kind. Where exactly is that relay located? But no clck anyway.

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It is not the only relay in the system, there are some others too.
Here are two pictures of the start reverse diagram.
So, it will be better to follow the diagram for troubleshooting.
You can ignore the red dots, which are my notes showing the differences from earlier models.

Relay A (Starter relay Switch A), is near the battery, over the 55A fuse.
Note that relay B is not used during reverse function.
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That looks a bit complicated. I'm striping down my Baby and must get rid of all parts that are not very much neccessary. Reverse system looks like few kilo of unwanted stuff. I was thinking about about leaving reverse but not in case of so many stuff.



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