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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Help .Neutral Light on

Help ..My wife was practicing with the 2001 VN750, tapped a curb with the right side, bending the right foot peg, and foot brake up and back (Not hurt). Now the Neutral light is constantly on. TheBike is still driveable and the rear brake activates the stop light (If you push hard), but the the neutral light is on constantly wheither in gear or not. Suggestions of what I should look for ? Any suggestions of what I should look for to fix this part of the problem? Where is the neutral switch ? Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 09:24 AM
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Unless my memory has failed me this morning (a definite possibility - half a cup of coffee so far), there's a light green wire running under the engine block that signals the bike being in neutral. Comes off the back of the block and inserts into the wiring harness, I believe. Check to see the status of that. Not sure why her pinging the curb would affect that, but worth a check. Also check the switch on the left hand controls - it's underneath the control and the clutch lever - when at rest- pushes against the pins to signal the pilot box.

Hopefully someone with more coffee can jump in and be more articulate! But this should be a straightforward fix.


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I think it was more then a tap if it bent the brake pedal and foot peg but.. since the bike is still driveable I agree (I've got 3/4 cup of coffee in me!)
The neutral switch is located on the lower right hand rear surface of the crankcase below the engine mounting (Page 330 if you have a Clymers Manual)
Sure sounds like the area that took the hit

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Vtvintner, check to see if the right footbrake is touching anything on the bottom (or anywhere else for that matter). If it is, bend it back away or you may feel some annoying vibrations. Happened to me and it was cured with the re-bend.


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