Neutral safety switch?


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mikesimon
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Neutral safety switch?

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My neutral safety switch/light is not coming on. Bike won't start/engage starter.
I checked the clutch switch by jumping the 2 wires together and still no start. Is it my neutral safety switch or??



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bellboy40
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Re: Neutral safety switch?

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Try moving the reverse lever up and down a few times. Sometimes that switch will give you some grief.

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Just tried it. No luck 😣

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I wiggled the reverse lever some more and the neutral light came on and the bike started! My next question is what do I need to do to remedy this situation? Adjustment? Clean some contacts?

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You can try cleaning the contacts on the switch that the lever operates. You will need to remove the reverse lever and the tupperware panel that covers the switch. After you get to the switch, you can just spray it with some contact cleaner and operate it a few times. That might be enough to get it working again. It might be prudent to go ahead and replace that switch. Cyclemax has them in stock.
https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... tch/188751

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Good move will be to replace the switch unless you want this problem to happen again.



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