Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Model: '99 Gold Wing SE
Hardluck, Read the attached file. You will understand how the "neutral light" functions.
PS: The "neutral light" has nothing to do with the starting circuit on your 1988 Gold Wing.
Note: If your reverse lever switch is bad/faulty/misaligned etc. you will not have a neutral light and your reverse will not work.
The first item to check is the reverse lever switch...!
Let us know if you need a "tip" for testing the reverse lever switch.