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No Neutral light No starting

Hey all, I need some help please. My 1998 GL 1500 SE has decided to take a nap. I have no neutral light, consequently it will not turn over. I do have a clicking noise when I push the starter button. I think it is the relay on left side of bike. I have swapped some of them around and I think it is good. I've checked the fuses. All good. I keep the battery on a maintainer and checked it, it's good. Trying to check relay on the right side of bike and reading searches on here. But not sure if this would keep the neutral light OFF ??? Where else should I begin to look ? All help is appreciated.
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Try moving the reverse lever up into reverse and back a few times and see if they does anything. Will it start with the clutch pulled in?

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I tried reverse lever previously, no help . And no, it will not start with clutch pulled in.

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Previous to the issue did the bike start every time with the clutch pulled in. The clutch start has been known to have issues. Also prior to this have you had issues getting the light on? Kind of touchy?
I would start with either the fuse or reverse switch. Just moving it does not mean it is working of course. Get in there with a test light. Both wires of the reverse switch must have power with the key on. (BLK/WH and BRN/WH) If both wires do not have power check the fuse. Or check the fuse first then to the reverse switch if the fuse is good. Up to you.

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Redwing52, NO issues ever with either the clutch or the reverse or even the light. Its been great up until now. All fuses in the fuse block are good. unless there are some others I am unaware of. Next I will be getting in with a test light or multimeter and checking power to these various switches. I pulled the two relays beside the battery. Can I swap them around to check them?

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Dennis, I have been working that switch for 247 times.....Still no luck....lol

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I've heard of it taking 248.

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I've heard of it taking 248.
Dennie,
He mentioned that the bike has no neutral light. That would not be associated with the start button.

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Dennie,
He mentioned that the bike has no neutral light. That would not be associated with the start button. When you talk about the relays are you talking cube relays or start relays? (Solenoids)

Well, Mikey. I'm not talking about relays, just suggesting that a person should make sure a problem isn't a dirty button before they start taking the bike apart and getting themselves into real trouble.

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