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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 8:00 PM Thread Starter
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Neutral light

I have a 2008 model I switched the gauges out I gave up on trying to get the tack to work so I concentrated back on the speedometer I have all the lights figure it out got the high beam working but I can't seem to get the neutral light to go off when it is in gear I have hooked up to the green and white wire which is the tack wire and then I hooked it up to the brown and white wire which is also known as the ignition wire but there's another wire which I don't know where it goes I thought that was the neutral wire I need some help are used a wiring diagram and plus I found a post on here and screenshotted it say what was the what I'm just looking for a little help
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 11:13 PM
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Hi and welcome!

Do you have voltmeter and know how to use it?

1. First pull every single fuse and measure resistance across the legs. Post resistance of each fuse here.

2. Transmission in NEUTRAL. Measure resistance of neutral green-wire and chassis-ground. How many ohms?

3. Transmission NOT in neutral. Measure resistance of neutral green-wire and chassis-ground. How many ohms?

4. Measure resistance between tach's black/yellow wire and chassis-ground. How many ohms?

5. Key ON, measure voltage at tach's brown wire. How many volts?

6. Measure resistance between tach's green/white wire at dash connector to other end at ignitor. How many ohms?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 6:32 PM Thread Starter
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I need to find the light green wire I am going to track it down from the junction box I have the wire diagram and hopes this helps
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 8:30 PM
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Not at junction box, trace green wire directly from transmission neutral-switch all way to dash. Make sure it doesn't have any bare-spots and grounded to frame anywhere. It should also connect to clutch-switch, but nothing else. Remove any non-factory wiring.

Someone probably rigged up by-pass wire because their interlock switches was broken. They fooled system into thinking transmission was always in neutral so that it would start rather than fixing actual problems.


Tach's green/white wire also doesn't go to junction box. Find it at ignitor and trace all way forward to dash. Again, look for breaks in insulation and rubbing on frame or other wires. Once you find other end at dash, measure resistance of that wire end-to-end.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 8:56 PM Thread Starter
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I will try that I am looking all over and trying to get it fixed all the wires work right just the neutral will not go off in gear or I will learn to ride with out it and don't need a tach I have learned all ready that
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 4:30 PM
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Well, engine is fragile at high-RPMs. Would be good idea to keep RPMs below 10k.
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