gremlins in the neutral switch?


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quasi2008
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gremlins in the neutral switch?

Post by quasi2008 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:47 pm



got to take my first test ride on my 82 interstate today. have a steady neutral light when in neutral and when the clutch lever is pulled in. light goes out when beginning to move. light cycles when going through the gears while riding. today is the first time I've ever rode the bike so I don't know if this was going on before or not. I did install a new clutch cable a few weeks ago when I had the bike down to a frame and engine. what say ye?


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Re: gremlins in the neutral switch?

Post by ride dont hide » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:03 pm

Really common on this year of Wing. Its a diode that is burnt out. Located in the main wiring loom on the left side under the faux gas tank. There are a few how to's on this sight that will give a step by step to fix it. I just live with it on mine.... Someone please correct me if I am wrong on the location.

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Re: gremlins in the neutral switch?

Post by quasi2008 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:23 pm

Thanks for the info.
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Re: gremlins in the neutral switch?

Post by quasi2008 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:34 pm

pulled the diode and it reads 000.1 to 000.2 both directions. so I guess it's time to order a new one.
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Re: gremlins in the neutral switch?

Post by quasi2008 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:14 pm

ordered new diode sunday, got it today and stuck it in. neutral light only burns when in neutral now. amazing what good electronics do, isn't it. :)


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