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When my vtx1300c gets warmed up the neutral light won't come on until I let the clutch out half way. Also at the same time, when in neutral when I put down the kickstand down the engine shuts off. Just before this started I had a dealer mechanic adjust the height of the gear shift to get my foot out from under it easier. I think this is at least part of the problem.

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The sensors have not been ajusted and needs to be for all these to be working properly .

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Sounds like your neut ind pick-up point has been "moved" slightly.
Check your gear shift lever that it is free and returns to the "center"position if you move it up or down slightly. Your neut ind basically works by going to ground in your gear box, but there is only a VERY small room for error (or adjustment!!). With regrads the side stand, again, this is based on adjustment, which you can do.
Look at the side stand (lie on the floor unless you are one of the REALLY lucky ones with a ramp) you will see a switch/MPU (magnetic switch) behind a little plastic cover, adjust this to operate (check it with a multimeter if you have one) when the side stand is about 25mm (1") away from the rest plate when up

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