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If you neutral indicator light is not working it could be three things. One, the bulb in the indicator is bad. Two, the wires have come off the neutral switch in the transmission. Or, Three, the neutral indicator switch on the transmission is bad. Look at the chrome cover on top of the transmission on the right hand side of the bike. There is a switch with two wires running to it. One wire is a ground and the other goes to the switch, Disconnect the one going to the switch. Turn the ignition switch on and touch the wire you disconnected to ground. The neutral light should come on. If it does, the switch is bad and needs to be replaced. If it doesn't the bulb in the indicator is bad or there is a problem in the wiring.

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Steve

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