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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 09:29 PM
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I don't have to be there, one of his posts tells me the Kill switch is not his problem.

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My point was to simply make sure this wasn't just a flipped kill switch. Lots of people have done that, including me. Let's please not make the question an issue.

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The problem is the Reverse.. The first time I moved it up and down the neutral light never came on. .I messed around with it some more this last weekend and moved the reverse handle up and down quite of few times and the neutral light did come on.. When I shut the bike down and use reverse I have to jiggle the reverse handle a few times to get the neutral light to come back on, so I am guessing there is a short some where..


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The problem is the Reverse.. The first time I moved it up and down the neutral light never came on. .I messed around with it some more this last weekend and moved the reverse handle up and down quite of few times and the neutral light did come on.. When I shut the bike down and use reverse I have to jiggle the reverse handle a few times to get the neutral light to come back on, so I am guessing there is a short some where..


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No, it is not a short, the reverse lever switch is sticking. Take off the lever and the cover behind it, you can see the switch to the upper right. Spray it with WD40 or contact cleaner, put the lever back on and work it up & down and spray it some more until it works every time.

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No, it is not a short, the reverse lever switch is sticking. Take off the lever and the cover behind it, you can see the switch to the upper right. Spray it with WD40 or contact cleaner, put the lever back on and work it up & down and spray it some more until it works every time.
Or replace the reverse switch - it's fairly cheap. Or better yet, do as Dave suggests, to confirm that it is the switch (and get the bike running again), then order the switch and hold onto it and next time it starts to fail replace the switch and throw away the old one.

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I did narrow the starting problem to the reverse switch, I took the handle off and sprayed WD40 and freed up the switch and now it all works fine.. The problem now is to get the reverse handle back on.. I couldn't see how the spring was on the bolt and when I pulled the bolt out the spring popped and I wasn't able to see how it set in there.. I have made several attempts to get it all back together and it isn't easy.. There is also a rod that has to go into a hole at the same time as the bolt with spring on it has to go in.. Does any one have any tricks in getting this all back together?? and also how is the spring suppose to go in??

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I recently had my reverse lever off and don't remember any springs coming loose when I had it off. There is a little pin that has to go into a hole but it is easy to line up. I just put the pin back in the hole as I was putting the lever back on then put the bolt back in the center of the lever. I think it took a 6 mm hex wrench to tighten it up.
Could you post a picture of what you are having trouble with?

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I noticed last night when pushing the starter switch there was a clicking sound coming from the box that sits next to the main fuse box on the left hand side right in front of the saddle bag, but I couldn't figure out how to get the cover off..
The clicking heard is the headlight relay turning the headlight off and is normal with start button pushed, only now you can hear it because the starter is not turning due to another problem.

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