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GL1500 Reverse Problem Fix

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GL1500 Reverse Problem - could be move few inches only on each time press the start/reverse button.
Every thing look normal, today I clean the start/reverse button box but no use.
Then I check the 65A fuse under the seat, it look ok no burn.
And I adjust again the right side where the reverse bar turning point, it's fit.
Final I open the left side covers, check the switch beside the reverse bar(by the right), spray some cleaner inside to clean only(coz switch look can't open), after, it's sound OK but not help for the few inches move only case.

The only method to move is turn the reverse bar ~3/4 until almost touch the switch beside(but not yet touch) then press the start/reverse button, the bike will reverse normally, so strange?? I think that is some electric equipment problem, not mechanical problem. Do any body know which part got problems?

Pictures attach:

Total press the button, bike just could move few inch & stop;

This position(~3/4), the bike could move normally non stop;


Adjust to fit;

I think reason come from this three wires: White/blue line ; Black/white line ; Brown, but where they connect to??
*Thanks Dave Bohrer told me that :
White/blue wire goes to the Reverse Diode Assembly;
Black/white wire goes to the Neutral Indicator Light Bulb on the dash;
Brown/white wire provide voltage from the 5 amp Start/Reverse fuse.
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My 2 cents:
Removed my starter in springand cleaned it. Had LOTS of crud inside. Polished commutator. Re-lubedfront planetary gearset, aswas very low on grease.Wing backed up better but still not likewhen I bought it 9 years ago. Jim Venne of Venco Wings informed me that:
1. 2 adjustments in service manual for reverse lever/cables must be right on or reverse won't work well or at all.
2.Reverse resister [ sitting atop exhaust system collector] must show 1.3 ohms on each of it's 3 leads. Tested mine; only oneread OK; others showed zero. Needto replace resistor thiswinter whileWing's in storage. Jim said that bad ohm readings on resistor leads produce jerky backup/surging [ textbook symptomson my Wing].
Hope this may help a bit. TTFN.....Old Tom
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