Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Jensen Beach, Florida, USA
Model: 1995 Aspencade
Derek was 100% correct with my situation! My 95 Aspy just developed this a few weeks back.
Last night I arrived at a waterfront bar and my wife got off while I reversed the bike into the parking spot. Finally, Iam in the parking spot and about to shut her down, when I notice the neutral light is not illuminated. A few clicks with the gear lever in and out of first-to-neutral produced nothing...engine still running; everything appeared to be normal except for that light.
Oh well, I shut her down anyway, but could not restart her because of the neutral light not illuminating again! Well, I am thinking it is a gear shifter/switch problem, so in-and-out between first and neutral would do the trick...Finally after 15 minutes it DID illuminate andwould start. I never put the reverse gear scenario into play until Derek mentioned it....YES, THAT WAS IT! the bike gave me that problemwhen I recently used reverse!!! The problem was in the reverse gear/switch set up...not between first gear and neutral as I originally thought!
This morning I gotup to check it, after reading Derek's reply and there it was again...in neutral but without the light (yes, I pulled the clutch in for start and all the other things-kill switch, etc. but no joy) however, this time I took Derek's advice on rocking the reverse lever back and forth. About the 7th time "POP" the green neutral light is on and she started up like a trooper! Wish I knew about that last night at the bar.
Thanks, Derek !
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