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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Neutral light/kickstand

When I first start up and the engine is cool, I can have it in neutral with the kickstand down and the neutral light is on. After it warms up to normal operating temperature and I put it in neutral, the neutral light fails to come on and when I put the kickstand down, the engine quits.
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Are you sure its in neutral when warm? The reason it quits when you put the kickstand down is that it has a kickstand switch also that is working properly. The kickstand switch kills when running / or wont let the engine start in gear with the kickstand down.
Your gear indicator switch may be failing, as it is not showing a neutral light when warm.


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Thanks for the reply. Yep, I'm sure it's in neutral. Gear indicator switch, huh? I'll have to look that up and check it out.
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CHubbard, I have the same problem with my '01. The neutral light used to work fine but in the past month it started to act up. It works when the bike is cold but once it warms up the neutral light won't come on (when I'm at a stop and in neutral). I think it must be the sensor for the light but since everything else works I haven't bothered to fix it yet. If you find out what it is let us know.



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I would also suggest checking the gear position switch. It is located right above the side stand switch, left side of the bike.

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I had the exact same problem. Turned out to be an intermittent connection inside the neutral switch. When my bike warmed up, the light would go off, and with the kickstand down, engine would quit because it thought it wasn't in neutral anymore. Replacing the switch fixed the problem (that was 7 years ago). Replacement isn't too bad... have to remove the side cover that covers the clutch adjustment and remove a couple of wire connections.

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Sounds like my problem - how much did the switch cost Burky?



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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you... I was on vacation!
As I recall, the switch was about $35.00 or so.

It wasn't real hard to replace, just took some time.

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you... I was on vacation!
As I recall, the switch was about $35.00 or so.

It wasn't real hard to replace, just took some time.
does changing it require draining the oil? I sometimes have that problem in my 04 Vol.
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No, although you might see a couple of drops of oil drip out when you remove the switch. I remember there was a rubber o-ring to seal it. I think I just used the old o-ring on the new switch, but you might want to order a new one just in case.

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