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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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1988 gl1500

We have a 88 GL1500 that the neutral light won't come on and reverse won't engage. It will start, checked clutch fluid and battery, all fuses are working. Oh, thanks for the add.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 05:05 PM
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Hi, you've been added to the jungle. Please tell us more about yourself, like where you dwell and a riding history, etc. You know, friendly chatter.

As far as the bike goes. My first question is; does it start even without the neutral light, or only with the clutch pulled in?

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starts with clutch only, but is just recent
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 06:15 PM
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Sounds a bit like the reverse switch is possibly going "bad". Move the reverse lever to engage/disengage a few times with ignition off to see if that'll fix the sticky switch.
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Hallo Hardluck Bond

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your Wing.

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Hardluck, Read the attached file. You will understand how the "neutral light" functions.

PS: The "neutral light" has nothing to do with the starting circuit on your 1988 Gold Wing.

Note: If your reverse lever switch is bad/faulty/misaligned etc. you will not have a neutral light and your reverse will not work.

The first item to check is the reverse lever switch...!

Let us know if you need a "tip" for testing the reverse lever switch.
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