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Old 12-06-2010, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is for a friend of mine who owns a 2001 Gold Wing. He used reverse to back up, and can`t get out of reverse again. Tried rocking it. Reverse light stays on. He managed to use reverse gear to get it onto a trailer, and there it sits. Any ideas????

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Old 12-06-2010, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just had one stick on me today. Its the button, get some electrical spray cleaner and a little flat screwdriver and work it until it pops loose...
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ditto on the button. I put my thumb on the button, press it in, then pop my thumb off of it quickly. It sometimes takes a time or two, but it disengages. The fix, which I will do this winter, is take it apart (watch for springs) and spray the contact cleaner wingman81 spoke of throughout. Then your good for many miles...
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ditto on the button. I put my thumb on the button, press it in, then pop my thumb off of it quickly. It sometimes takes a time or two, but it disengages. The fix, which I will do this winter, is take it apart (watch for springs) and spray the contact cleaner wingman81 spoke of throughout. Then your good for many miles...
I did a warranty on mine. I gotta do it myself next time!
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The time I got caught like that I rocked it back and forth while jabbing the button, and eventually it fell out of reverse.
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This is a guess-don't own an 1800- what about disconnecting battery for a few min then reconnect. Anyone know if that might help?
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"This is a guess-don't own an 1800- what about disconnecting battery for a few min then reconnect. Anyone know if that might help?"

That may work in logic...but, the way the 1800 is, it doesnt matter if you disconnect batt or not...the button is still engaged and is telling the motorcycle its still in reverse. So when you connect the batt back in its still going to be in reverse.
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Can someone with this potential problem post a picture of this bad button. There are mushroom shaped buttons or the like that can actually be pushed and pulled, it might be as easy as replacing.

Is the button interconnected with mechanical stuff or is it just electrical?

A look see with dimensions would be helpful in searching, thanks!
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here is the switch on the 1800 tore apart...

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There is dirt in the button , sane thing happens on the other side with the Mute button , So turn off the ignition and spray wd40 into the button and flick the button (not press) in and out until it frees up , it will come out fully eventually and then spray some more wd40 in and press the button in and out several times , after a few minutes turn on the ignition and try it , Should work ,, Ciaran
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