I’ve been having problems getting the light on my dash to come on when I’m in Neutral the past few weeks.
Motorcycles, at least the ones I’ve owned, have always something that is not quite perfect about them. Nearly always there is something that needs adjusting or tinkering or just flat out fixing.
Right now the Neutral thing is especially a problem since the bike needs to be in neutral to start, and not just “not in gear” but actually in neutral with the light on. I was tricky to do since my service and sometimes takes several tries to make it happen. Extremely frustrating if you accidentally kill it at a light, or are just trying to get to work on time.
Then just last week, I couldn’t get it be in neutral with the light on. Luckily I was at home when this happened, but I spent 10 minutes fiddling with it.
The bike was clearly in neutral. I could roll it around with the clutch disengaged. It just wouldn’t make the light come on. Frustratingly it would flash on very briefly as I shifted into neutral, but wouldn’t stay on.
So I need to get it to the shop so they can look at it. I emailed them and they had some suggestions but they did not work. I’m just going to hope that I can bump start it on Saturday so I can ride it to the shop.
I’m extremely lucky to have another couple of motorcycles in the garage that I can ride, because driving a car to work sucks.