Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hiawassee, GA, USA
Dash showed neutral, but it cranked in gear
This morning, I mount the bike, turn on the switch and wait for the dash to boot up. Then the dash showed a green N. so I hit the starter button, with the bike still on the side stand. To my surprise, the bike jumps forward and down. I say some words. I get the bike back up and look it over, just a few scratches. I find neutral, dash shows 2nd gear, so pull the clutch lever and start it up. The dash is flashing all sorts of warnings, but it's running so I ride on to work, no problems,,, till I get to work. I pull into my parking spot and I notice the headlight shinning on the wall. It looked like one of the bulbs was out, so I leave it running, get off and start to walk around to look at the bulbs,,, the engine dies. I say some more words. Now it wont start,,, more words,,,cycle the key a few times, nothing,,,try it with kickstand up, starts up. Dash shows a blank gear indicator.
I just went out and tried it again. This time I wiggled the shifter and was able to get the neutral light to come on and start the bike. I guess now all I need to do is clear the codes. and replace the headlight bulb.,,, and never trust the dash again!!!
So where is the gear indicator switch?
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