GL 1800 Reverse Issues


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unclewiddy
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GL 1800 Reverse Issues

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Hello
I have an 02 gl1800 with reverse issues
when your in neutral and you depress the reverse switch
the bike engages in reverse goes a foot or so and stops wont move no matter how many times I hit the starter button
stops moving reverse light goes off but neutral light does not go back on the bike is still engaged in reverse
until I hit the reverse switch to shut it off
turn reverse switch back on reverse light lights up and then the same thing moves a foot or so and stops
Please help
Thank You William


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Re: GL 1800 Reverse Issues

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You need to clean the Reverse switch contacts with contact cleaner.
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Re: GL 1800 Reverse Issues

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Also check the switch on the kick stand, will not reverse with standard down (or switch engaged).
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Re: GL 1800 Reverse Issues

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I've had reverse issues too on my 1800 RD trike. Bike is an 01. I've sprayed it and works fine for a while then I can feel it try and engage but won't move. Light comes on good and won't move by pushing it while light is on. Where can I find a video of tutorial on adjusting the reverse cables? Dont want to take switch apart unless I have to.
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I've had reverse issues too on my 1800 RS trike. Bike is an 01. I've sprayed it and works fine for a while then I can feel it try and engage but won't move. Light comes on good and won't move by pushing it while light is on. Where can I find a video of tutorial on adjusting the reverse cables? Dont want to take switch apart unless I have to.
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Re: GL 1800 Reverse Issues

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MikeB wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:58 pm You need to clean the Reverse switch contacts with contact cleaner.
Did You Also Have This Same Issue?
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Re: GL 1800 Reverse Issues

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I did not have the issue but one of my riding partners did on his '03. Cleaning the reverse switch with spray contact cleaner while operating the switch corrected the issue.


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