Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My buddy called and said his 03 1800 was stuck in reverse. Any suggestions on how to get it unstuck? Can't get the bike started because it's in reverse. Thanks everyone!
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
27,898 Posts
First check fuses # 10 & 23.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
802 Posts
While trying to get it out of reverse rock it back and forth as much as you can. It won't budge and inch but it might help un-bind it.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,048 Posts
Hi Valk and welcome to the forum. "Stuck in Reverse" could mean a number of things. Since it is an 1800, the first thing that comes to mind is the switch wont release. (common problem) If this is the case, it will have to be removed and cleaned or replaced. However to get things moving, use a hair dryer on the underside of the switch pod. Direct most of the heat on the bottom of the pod toward the windshield. That should melt the dirty grease and allow the switch to function.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
456 Posts
It is possible to get it out of reverse manually. Remove the black plastic middle spoiler and you will see the reverse pulley (with the two cables). Put a wrench on the pulley nut on top and you should be able to get it back in neutral. Of course that won't solve an electrical issue but it will get you home.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks for the information everyone! Jackjohn's remedy of using the hair dryer on the underside of the switch worked! He got it out of reverse. He's happier than a clam buried in the mud. Wanted me to thank you all. Saved him a lot of time and money. Thanks again.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,048 Posts
Thanks for letting us know he got it going Valk. Stick around we come up with good ideas every once in a while.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4 Posts
Haven't been on this board in awhile but I also had this problem. The simplest way I found is buy a can of electronics cleaner. Spray the switch about 30 seconds. This has worked twice for me. To fix the problem take the switch apart add some dielectric grease, problem solved.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top