Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
It's very possible you're bike did slip out of gear. If the shift into fourth wasn't quite completed it can slip out of gear, especially if you open and close the throttle, taking the load off and then putting it back on the engine, and especially when in fourth gear. I wouldn't worry about it unless it happens fairly often. Just make sure you get the shift into fourth snapped in all the way.
Neutral light problem could be a chafed and grounded wire, very dirty or failed switch. I'd disconnect the wire at the engine end and disconnect the connector nearest the bulb and check for continuity to ground. You could also use an ohmmeter to see if the switch itself is open when the bike's not in neutral, if there's continuity to ground when the bike is in gear you'e got a switch problem.
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT