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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2016, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Yesterday morning on my route to the office, I took a corner that I normally take everyday downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Nothing crazy just a normal corner. All of sudden I glance down and realize the dash is not longer indicating the gear I am in. I continued riding as the bike was still running like normal (and I was running late) figuring that once I turn it off completely and restart the issue will be fixed. Well unfortunately it hasn't. I still have nothing but "N" for neutral. Any gear at any speed and all I have is -- on the gauge. Any help would be appreciated!

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Yesterday morning on my route to the office, I took a corner that I normally take everyday downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Nothing crazy just a normal corner. All of sudden I glance down and realize the dash is not longer indicating the gear I am in. I continued riding as the bike was still running like normal (and I was running late) figuring that once I turn it off completely and restart the issue will be fixed. Well unfortunately it hasn't. I still have nothing but "N" for neutral. Any gear at any speed and all I have is -- on the gauge. Any help would be appreciated!
Sounds like the gear indicator switch is broken. Try to start it in gear. If it try's to start then it's the switch.

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My guess is that you are not making the clutch switch. These bikes only have a switch in the tranny to directly indicate neutral. All the gears are calculated by using road speed and engine RPM. But that only works when the clutch is fully out. That is why you have a dashed line instead of 1st gear when you are sitting at a stop light with the clutch pulled in.

Look at the switch under your clutch lever on the handlebar. It is activated by a small pin that sticks out of the bottom of the lever. Things to check:
Make sure your clutch cable is adjusted tight enough (but not too tight) to make the switch.
Make sure the wires and connector are OK.
Make sure the pin is activating the switch arm - you will hear a small click inside the switch if all is quiet.
Disconnect the switch and use an ohm meter to see if the switch itself has failed.

Hope that gets you pointed in the right direction.
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i think the gear indicator uses speed and engine RPM to determine which gear you're in.

if you've ever eased off the clutch really slow, you might notice it can't make up its mind

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