Neutral Switch ?????? - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2006, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
"ya can't live forever"
 
artman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Posts: 321
iTrader: (4)
 
Neutral Switch ??????

Ok guys here's my problem :

Kickstand up,
Clutch in, in first or any gear, key on, hit start switch, no start !!
She will start only when in neutral !!

Second problem :

Difficulty in returning to neutral from first.
Popping out of second gear.
artman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 11:25 AM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Ernie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Okehampton, southwest England
Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via MSN to Ernie
The answer to your first problem is likely to be failure of the little switch on the clutch lever. That switch (according to the wiring diagram), along with the sidestand switch and the neutral switch are connected to and controlled via the ignitor unit. Could just be corrosion or some other failure of the contacts. Check the connection also. If I remember correctly, that switch is "ignored" by the ignitor unit when the transmission is in neutral (someone please correct me if i'm wrong), thus explaining why it will start only in neutral. You could try by-passing the clutch switch to prove the point but I wouldn't recommend leaving it that way otherwise you could end up getting a surprise if you were to try & start the bike in gear with the clutch released.

As for your second problem, the difficuly in shifting could be either the idle is too fast or the clutch is poorly adjusted & is not disengaging enough. Failing that, it could be wear in the selector mechanism which might help to explain the jumping out of 2nd. I am not so knowledgable on the transmission so i'm purely guessing.

1991 BMW K1100LT

1980 Suzuki GS1000G
Ernie is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
"ya can't live forever"
 
artman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Posts: 321
iTrader: (4)
 
Ernie thanks for the guidance.......I'll get at it tonite and let you know the results. [
artman is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 03:15 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Loran in Npvl IL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 382
iTrader: (0)
 
for the poping out of 2nd... Besides the clutch adjustment, make sure when you shift, you bring the shifter up all the way. The VN750 has kind of a long throw when shifting from 1st to 2nd. If this still doesn't help and you want it fixed, the transmittion will have to be fixed requiring an engine pull and $$$. Poping out of gear is a slippery slope; once it starts, it keeps gets easier and easier.

Deuce (Loran Naperville IL)
1995 VN750 (Black w/ 2004 tins - no teal)
2003 VN750
Both have: - F&S Bags & brackets
- Corbin seat w backrest
- Progressive suspension.
- Kury iso goldwing grips
2 1983 V65 Magnas
2 1985 V65 Mangas (1 which is in many parts)
Loran in Npvl IL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome