Reverse issues


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Goldwinger321
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Motorcycle: 1999 1500 SE Goldwing

Reverse issues

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Hi all , I have a '99 1500 SE and sometimes the reverse will work and then the next time it wont , when it's not working The R wont light on the dash and the only way it will back up is to have the reverse lever pulled half way up, the cable's are ok , I replaced the neutral switch that screws into the right side of the trans case and the alignment Mark's are spot on , replaced the secondary starter solenoid, new switch that's behind the reverse lever that's activated when pulling up the lever . So anyway the problem is that when I pull up the reverse lever and push the starter button there's nothing, Is there a neutral switch that needs to be adjusted ? I have thought that maybe natural isn't getting into the right spot?, any help is so appreciated and please write back to
gwtatouring@gmail.com
Thank you


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dingdong
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Re: Reverse issues

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There is a pin attached to the handle that fits into the reverse mechanism. That pin can easily get bent if forced. Will cause your symptoms.
jdn40
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Re: Reverse issues

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I agree with the pin . I had the same problem . see if you can straighten the pin . I bought one from Honda and it cost $35 . if you are handy you can easily make one I was being lazy and bought one .
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Re: Reverse issues

Post by Great_adVENTURE »

I suffer to from reverse issues. My cause is the previous owner didn't understand the procedure and now my handle doesn't lock into the engaged position. So until I get time to fix I have to hold it engaged with the left hand while pressing and steering with the right. Honestly last thing on my list since I rarely use it if not 3 or 4 times a season.
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jdn40
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Re: Reverse issues

Post by jdn40 »

it is the pin . takes 1/2 hour to fix


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