Neutral Switch


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jberry2324
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Neutral Switch

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I have a 1998 1500 SE. Although the bike will go into neutral, the light will not come on, keeping me from starting it. Then I will turn the key on later, tada...green neutral light and starts.
I'm not a mechanic but Im assuming there is a neutral switch. I checked and made sure the Reverse lever is down.
Any ideas on cost, which switch it is? Thanks for the help.



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jberry2324 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:49 pm
I have a 1998 1500 SE. Although the bike will go into neutral, the light will not come on, keeping me from starting it. Then I will turn the key on later, tada...green neutral light and starts.
I'm not a mechanic but Im assuming there is a neutral switch. I checked and made sure the Reverse lever is down.
Any ideas on cost, which switch it is? Thanks for the help.
Make sure the reverse lever switch functions properly before trying anything else.
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Thank you. When I lift it, the "R" light comes on, and goes out when I lower it.

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jberry2324 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:37 am
Thank you. When I lift it, the "R" light comes on, and goes out when I lower it.
It is not enough. That switch has another function to provide positive voltage to the N light while ground is coming from the gear position switch (it provides, not only N but also 2,3,4,OD signals).
Check the diagram below.
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