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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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First post-neutral light problem

Hi I am from New Haven Missouri and bought a 93 vn 750 in January last bike was 82 Suzuki gs750e. Well anyway I have put 1000 miles on the Vulcan without any problems until recently I changed oil out with rotella t 15w 40 and shortly after my neutral light will start coming on at about 5000 rpms and go back out when possibly vibration decreases at lower rpms. I haven't noticed any shifting problems but really concerns me any ideas of what may cause this issue.
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1993 vn750 all stock
Purchased January 2012
5800 miles when bought
Current miles are 6876
Purchased for $1500

Added saddlebags
New front tire 110/90
changed to rotella t 15w-40 oil
voltage monitor

Came with service records for oct 2011
With following work at 5760 miles

New plugs
Splines lubed
Carbs cleaned and new needles installed
Oil and filter changed
Maintenance free battery installed
New petcock valve

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Check the green wire running under the bike. It is directly related to the light & you might have a loose connection. That's where I would start.
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X2 with that I had the same problem and had a loose fitting wire under the engine to the rear.
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Thanks for the reply rode bike home from work this morning and light never came on . But thanks I located light green wire going to what I believe is the neutral switch in the crankcase and I will follow it and check connections as soon as time allows. Thanks again.




1993 vn750 all stock
Purchased January 2012
5800 miles when bought
Current miles are 6876
Purchased for $1500

Added saddlebags
New front tire 110/90
changed to rotella t 15w-40 oil
voltage monitor

Came with service records for oct 2011
With following work at 5760 miles

New plugs
Splines lubed
Carbs cleaned and new needles installed
Oil and filter changed
Maintenance free battery installed
New petcock valve

Planning on relocating r/r
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Thanks for the info this seems to be a real informative site. I believe i may have found the issue with wire being pinched and damaged under seat running up under gas tank. I repaired the wire and now just need to go on some rides to see if problem is gone. Lol on the karaoke OlHossCanada. And Thank you for the welcome. Will let you all know if the problem is gone.




1993 vn750 all stock
Purchased January 2012
5800 miles when bought
Current miles are 6876
Purchased for $1500

Added saddlebags
New front tire 110/90
changed to rotella t 15w-40 oil
voltage monitor

Came with service records for oct 2011
With following work at 5760 miles

New plugs
Splines lubed
Carbs cleaned and new needles installed
Oil and filter changed
Maintenance free battery installed
New petcock valve

Planning on relocating r/r
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problem fixed

Thanks for the welcomes. I believe the problem is now gone put about 100 miles on bike without any neutral light issues after repairing wire. I was worried it might be a sign of a bigger future problem. I hope to get many trouble free miles out of the vulcan this year. Thanks for the help. I plan on doing most if not all maintenance on this bike although i have not ever really done any major engine work, I am very mechanically incline even work as industrial mechanic for a company on a night shift so all the info contained in this sight will be a big help. I just got my clymers manual in the mail today.




1993 vn750 all stock
Purchased January 2012
5800 miles when bought
Current miles are 6876
Purchased for $1500

Added saddlebags
New front tire 110/90
changed to rotella t 15w-40 oil
voltage monitor

Came with service records for oct 2011
With following work at 5760 miles

New plugs
Splines lubed
Carbs cleaned and new needles installed
Oil and filter changed
Maintenance free battery installed
New petcock valve

Planning on relocating r/r
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