Reverse on my 2012 GW 1800


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CelticHero
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Reverse on my 2012 GW 1800

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I seldom have to use my reverse,but when you need it you NEED it! The switch on the handlebar won't connect. I push it, if shifts from neutral to reverse, then back to neutral. Any suggestions other than taking the bike to a shop would be appreciated.


Techdude2000
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Re: Reverse on my 2012 GW 1800

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CelticHero wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 5:03 pm I seldom have to use my reverse,but when you need it you NEED it! The switch on the handlebar won't connect. I push it, if shifts from neutral to reverse, then back to neutral. Any suggestions other than taking the bike to a shop would be appreciated.
The grease in the switch has turned hard and is keeping the latch pin from latching. Drop the bottom off of the control pod and spray a bunch of contact cleaner into the switch at its joint where the wires are attached, then work it in and out until it latches and unlatches reliably.
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keithg64
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Re: Reverse on my 2012 GW 1800

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Use an electrical contact cleaner, do not use wd40.
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