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Been riding Hondas since 1967. Last year on a trip far from home, stopped for a break, bike did what you describe (except for the neutral light). After 2 hours of disassembly, frantic phone calls etc., noticed the kill button was on. Now that's the first thing I check.
I'm not sure where your neutral switch is but if you can pull the wire and ground it, that'll tell you if the switch is bad.
Another time the symptoms were exactly as you described, again far from home. Push started it. The problem was in the reverse setup. Don't remember the exact cause but I adjusted the cables, checked the switches....OK now.
Good luck. Tell us the outcome eh?

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Been riding Hondas since 1967. Last year on a trip far from home, stopped for a break, bike did what you describe (except for the neutral light). After 2 hours of disassembly, frantic phone calls etc., noticed the kill button was on. Now that's the first thing I check.
I'm not sure where your neutral switch is but if you can pull the wire and ground it, that'll tell you if the switch is bad.
Another time the symptoms were exactly as you described, again far from home. Push started it. The problem was in the reverse setup. Don't remember the exact cause but I adjusted the cables, checked the switches....OK now.
Good luck. Tell us the outcome eh?
The neutral switch is right above the "Oil Dip Stick"...!!

The reverse cables move an arm that makes the "neutral switch" send a ground (or not) to the starting circuit.....!!

7. The reverse “neutral” switch provides a ground for the following:

a. To trigger the reverse relay switch (which provides ground to trigger the starter relay A)

b. To trigger the starter relay B.

c. The reverse control unit.

8. If the reverse “neutral” switch is good, then check the reverse cables for proper adjustment and the reverse arm alignment (right side of the engine).
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