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engine won't start

Well Iron Pig is getting a bit bitchy and won't start.
The problem? She won't show the green light, Neutral is fifth and first is fourth on the indicator and she won't start with the clutch pulled.
It seems that there is a loose contact somewhere as it sort of flips around. I did the research and think that it may be the sensor that registers the gear, but WHERE THE FRICK is that bloody switch? I can't find it for love or money. So if anybody wants to earn a virtual beer you just need to show me where to find it on a 94 model LT 1100.

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Re: engine won't start

Don't know for certain but I would start looking right where the shifter shaft enters the transmission. Or maybe not. #19 perhaps.

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Re: engine won't start

I had a look, but by jesus that bugger is well in the gizzards of the bike, side plate off foot rest off and you can just about give it a poke with a along screwdriver, to replace the thing would be a strip down.
Something I am not prepared to do by the side of the road inches from passing trams, it would not be too bad if there was not a steady stream of people passing by.
Old guys no1 till 7: "I remember having a bike that did not start"
Old guys no7 till 12: "Something wrong, can I help?"
A gaggle of clueless, staring nose picking kids...: "???????????????????"
Old guys no12 till 20: "Is it not working?"
Woman with yappy dog: "YAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAP"
Clueless staring guy hoping for something to happen that could brighten his Saturday.
Woman with happy dog on the way back: "YAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAPYAP"

I took the battery off and reconnected, Tadah! A green light on the dash....!
Hurra!
I put everything back together, suited up jumped on and..... NOTHING!
Now back in my under-the-roof-pokey-hole licking my wounded pride.

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Yep. #19 is the actual Gear Position Indicating Switch. It has a peg that aligns with a slot on the mounting pad of the Gearbox for indexing. But as far as I can recall there is no real adjustment. It is either in or not.

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Don't know for certain but I would start looking right where the shifter shaft enters the transmission. Or maybe not. #19 perhaps.

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Re: engine won't start

Oh but I just found the problem using Slammer's patented method of poking the dangly, floppy, wirery bits with a stick until something happens.
The connector to the instrument panel had come loose and was almost but not quite entirely connected. With my own hands I managed to re-hook the plug and she fired up immediately, I spent the rest of the afternoon on the motorway propelled not by petrol but by the impetus of kicking my own butt.
Anyway monkey happy now.

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