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Dim lit neutral light while in gear

2004 gsx-r 1000

Rode her for a while today and then mid ride the light for neutral (green) was all of the sudden dimly lit while I was in gear (any gear).

If I clutched in - the light disappears, and if I put it in neutral the light is fully lit (as normal).


I turned off the bike and let her sit for a minute and started her back up. The issue was gone, however, it came back 10 minutes later after I rode again.


--- What is going on?
--- According to Google Mechanic (TM) - this is a faulty gear switch? does that sound right?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 06:24 PM
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sure, test it with an ohmmeter
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Check the flux capacitor.



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I had similar problems with my dash, lights going on and off for apparently no reason, especially the light behind the tachometer. Turned out it was 1 exposed wire coming out of the junction where you plug all that stuff into the dash. Water probably shorted something intermittently, so I just wrapped up the exposed wire with electrical tape and it was fixed. Strangely enough DGY couldn't find the problem when I dropped the bike off there once a couple of years back when I had the annual service done on it. I ended up finding the cause when Ken (Odysseys) had the bike apart and we started puting it back together again after painting.

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I noticed too the flux capacitor was loose.



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