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I have a '96 YZF600R (Thundercat) that has an issue with the neutral light. When the bike's kickstand is down, the neutral light operates properly (not on when in gear) however as soon as you put the kickstand up, the neutral light comes on and stays on regardless of if you are actually in neutral. The bike operates fine otherwise (i.e. I can ride it on the road, it's just that when I glance down, I know the bike obviously isn't in neutral).

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Hi, the neutrol light operates on a live earth basis, the feed to the bulb is constantly live, the idea is when you place the bike into neutrol, the contact on the end of the gear selector drum aligns with the switch on the crankcase and presto makes contact completing the earth live circuit, poss problems include, faulty external switch,or (contact) inside gearbox, most likely traped wire inside front sprocket cover, going to earth check wireing, or the side stand switch faulty, or incorectly fitted poss wire from neutrol light has been conected to wrong wire.

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