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Ok what's the trick to get the neutral switch out? I got the bolt out but how does the switch come out of the engine? I thought I had the hard part done with prying the frame out to get oil screen cover off, but noooooooo!!!!!

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Get a vice grip in and grab onto the neutral switch and turn it a little bit. She will slide out after that. Had the same problem several weeks ago. Forgot to check the switch out before installing the motor in a restoration. Guess I learned the hard way! Anyway, the neutral switch was gummed-up and could not get continuity. I took it out and cleaned up and that solved the problem.
 

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Does it matter which way you turn it or is that just to loosen it up/break the "goop" seal.
 

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It does not matter which way. The O Ring in there just gets stuck after this many years. I put the screw that holds the wire back in and grab that with a pair of side cutters and then pry it out.
 

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Whiskerfish, is that with the engine in the bike or out? I don't see that much room to get the screw out to get the wire off let alone grab the screw with side cutters.
 

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Engine un bolted and on a jack but still hooked up. I used wooden wedges to shift the engine left in the frame to get clearance.



 

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I can't tell but is the rear motor mount bolt out as well? The one under the fuel pump?
 

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Yes. the removable frame section is off and all the mount bolts are out. The driveshaft, carbs, radiator are all in place. It is a pain in the butt of a job.
 

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I think I'll just live without a neutral light. Haven't had it in 8 yrs and 4 yrs ago I had the insturments apart so I yanked the bulb. Thought if it wasn't a hassel I'd restore it back but screw it. I know where neutral is.
 
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