Question about 2004 Yamaha V Star Classic
Oil had been leaking from neutral position switch assy since I bought it with 5500 miles on bike. Now I know why he never bothered to fix it. But, I don't think I'm the first to try. (There were tell-tale signs of someone's earlier frustration.) The terminal on the lead to the switch seems either to be a fork terminal with an extra, narrower slot cut into it towards the wire end, or a ring terminal with a piece of it clipped out - leaving it as described above. I'm not sure its the original terminal. My major problem is that b/c it doesn't sit neatly on any part of the assy, I don't understand what part of the switch its supposed to actually be in contact with. Although, it appeared to be clamped to the bolt/plug casing when I took it apart, clamping it to that now gives me a neutral light even in gear. (Which means I can ride, but I'd like to have it operating properly.) I did try connecting just to the screw tip on the switch, but that was a very "iffy" connection (I think an hour of riding would shake it loose again) and got me nothing anyway. (I'm going to try that one more time before giving up now that I have a meter.) I realize this is a messy description, but I've never seen a terminal that looked like this (or a switch that was part of a plug, for that matter.) I know I can ride by just shorting it, but I'd like to have my neutral light back if I can get it. How is it SUPPOSED to connect? At least it doesn't leak anymore :-> Thanks to anyone who cares to contribute.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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