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Neutral light goes out when warm

The neutral light on my 97 trident 900 goes out when the engine is warm, I have replaced the neutral sensor but still the same. When i put the bike in neutral with the bike warm and the light out and put the kickstand down the bike cuts out. It does not cut out if the light is on. Any ideas

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  • craig 88 Mar 23, 2009

    I have same problem on my 900 trident, a friend who worked for D&K motorcycles told me that they had a couple of triumphs in with this problem. It turned out to be the neutral switch wearing a groove on the neutral disc which is attached to the gearchange drum inside the casing and when it gets hot it expands & the switch plunger doesn't locate the hole to make the contact. By taking the switch out of mine he said he could see the wear & it was going to cost a couple of hundred pounds to repair as the drum would have to be replaced (don't no if neutral disc can be purchased separately) . Hope this was useful.


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The sidestand kill switch is working properly, no issue there. I would try a can of freeze spray when the neutral light is out and attempt to cool various points in the circuit. Pay particular attention to where the sensor wiring enters the rest of the wiring harness or the fusebox area, I suspect a broken wire.

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