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Neutral switch location on 1994 VT600

Bike will not start with the kick stand down and transmission in neutral. Also, the neutral light does not come on. Where is the neutral switch?

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  • Brian Parker Jan 18, 2013

    The battery is fine. It does not need to be replaced.

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    • 1 Pull the left and right covers out of the rubber grommets on both sides of the motorcycle's frame. Pull the rubber strap off the tool kit holder on the left side of the motorcycle and remove the tool kit.
    • 2 Locate the fuse box on the right side of the motorcycle, just above the battery. Remove the pair of bolts that secure the fuse box to the battery box with a 10 mm socket. Pull the fuse box away from the battery box.
    • 3 Reach into the left side of the frame to access the battery's negative terminal. Unscrew the negative wire lead bolt from the battery's negative terminal with a 10 mm wrench. Pull the negative wiring lead away from the battery.
    • 4 Reach into the right side of the frame and remove the positive wiring lead bolt from the battery's positive terminal with a 10 mm wrench. Pull the positive wiring lead away from the battery.
    • 5 Pull the battery out of the battery box from the right side of the motorcycle. Slide a new YTX9-BS battery into the battery box, positioning the battery's positive terminal to the right of the motorcycle. Reconnect the wiring leads to the battery's terminals, connecting the negative lead first followed by the positive lead. Tighten the lead bolts with a 10 mm wrench.
    • 6 Reattach the fuse box to the battery and tighten both bolts with a 10 mm socket. Place the right side cover over the frame. Push the cover's tabs into the frame's rubber grommets.
    • 7 Place the tool kit into the tool kit holder on the left side of the motorcycle. Pull the rubber strap over the tool kit and hook the end of the strap onto the holder's catch tab. Place the left side side cover over the frame. Push the cover's tabs into the frame's rubber grommets.

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SOURCE: 1998 Honda Goldwing will not start nothing.

Sort of sounds like a Twilight Zone kind of problem doesn't it. I would have the battery checked for an internal dead short. This is something that happens on odd occasions and can happen even to a new battery. Yea, the little lights will work ( they do not draw much juice ), but the starter motor draws a lot of juice and a shorted battery just ain't got it. Also check the wiring harness connections. One loose connection can cause bunches of trouble.

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SOURCE: Honda Shadow 600 c won't start in gear after battery change

The kickstand switch is either bad or bent out of position. See if you can activate the switch manually. Does the bike run now? If so, the switch is bent out of position. If it still won't run, jumper the wires together until you can replace the switch.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: bike will not turn over lights work fine kick

Check the kick stand switch first. They are always in a location that is ideal for collecting dirt etc. Put the stand down and press the switch a few times by hand and then try starting again. Maybe even a bit of WD40 on it if it's anything like mine after being riden through the winter.
If this doesn't work, the kill switch is then worth investigating.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Neutral Light won't come on; bike won't start

O.K. guys! for those of you having problems with your NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH . I had this problem on my 1994 goldwing se and after calling dealers that had all kinds of replies that I didn't like I decided to see if I could find a solution and I did find the problem and fixed it without having to even buy parts. The bad part is that you have many parts to remove to get at the problem but it's possible for anybody to fix the switch.
Here is what I did:I took out my manual and decided to remove the top part of the gas tank cover.By following my manual I removed the 2 pockets on each side of the handle bars then I followed the instruction on removing thecover that holds your radio all the way to the cover where you fill the gas tank.When that cover is released you will see wiring that plugs into your radio follow instruction and remove the plugs and get that whole cover out of your way....
Now on the left side of the bike (same side as the side stand) you will have to remove the left side cover where the REVERSE LEVER is again if you follow your manual it is possible to do without much trouble. Now when you have removed that side panel you will see where your REVERSE LEVER was and you will see a little switch attached to that reverse switch. REMOVE that switch and spray it with electrical cleaner solution and work it back and forth till you hear and feal it clicking and once that happens put it back on the bike and try it out.YOU SHOULD HAVE A GREEN LIGHT AND YOUR BIKE SHOULD START. That is how I repaired my switch and don't have the green light problem at all now.IF THAT SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM YOU CAN NOW PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER.
If your switch doesn't clean up and doesn't work you can order one from hondaline.
Ed

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

yeskimoe663
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SOURCE: My 2005 Honda VTX 1300 R Motorcyle sputters and

sounds like a problem with the sidestand switch. look for the sensor located at the top of the sidestand,when up it pushes in a sensor.

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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