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    I thank everyone for all the help. Turned out that the neutral switch was stuck. I simply had to take it off and clean it. Bike is running beautifully now.
    Last edited by tropicalson; 05-03-2013 at 09:03 AM. Reason: Problem Resolved

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    Behind the left rear engine chrome side cover, where your shift lilnkage runs behind. Pop off the 7 screw if I remember right, and the switch is behind the cover

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    #1 Find what is blowing the fuse... Neutral switch can still work---just no visual indication.
    Speedo, front running light, temp/oil/neutral lights, tach, tail light, license plate light all on the
    Black/Brown wire. You do anything on that wire?? Any adds or changes????

    Neutral switch puts out a ground---cannot blow a fuse---also sends a signal to ECM. ECM has to see a ground to run in neutral. This same "ground" to the ECM also goes to the "Starter relay" so you can crank the engine. IF it does not crank in neutral than there is a problem.

    Kickstand switch(UP) puts out a ground--sends a signal to ECM, engine will die if kick stand goes down in gear. ((OR if kickstand bolt loose, damaged or wiring problem)).
    This same "ground" from the kickstand switch goes through the clutch lever switch when you pull the lever to allow cranking in gear.

    A diagram of the starter relay with ECM safety status leads(neutral, kickstand)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
    #1 Find what is blowing the fuse... Neutral switch can still work---just no visual indication.
    Speedo, front running light, temp/oil/neutral lights, tach, tail light, license plate light all on the
    Black/Brown wire. You do anything on that wire?? Any adds or changes????

    Neutral switch puts out a ground---cannot blow a fuse---also sends a signal to ECM. ECM has to see a ground to run in neutral.
    Kickstand switch(UP) puts out a ground--sends a signal to ECM, engine will die if kick stand goes down in gear. ((OR if kickstand bolt loose, damaged or wiring problem)).
    Thanks, I missed that part

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    Default Neutral Switch

    Thank you very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago-Spike View Post
    Behind the left rear engine chrome side cover, where your shift lilnkage runs behind. Pop off the 7 screw if I remember right, and the switch is behind the cover

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