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Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
Written by goldwingman40 on 9/22/2012 at 12:00 am

Doug,
It is not you, the PC seems hard to find neutral in general when it is hot. Many times I get PO'd when I come home from a good ride and it gives me a hard time finding neutral to leave it running while I get off to open the shop door.
Fred

Message Thread for message #116706

galen
9/17/2012, 12:00 am
neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
the neutral light works when the bike been sitting. After i drive the bike for a while the Green neutral light dont come on the the bike dont start. I can Push start it to start it at that point. Im thinking the neutral switch is bad. How big is i

    goldwingman40
    9/20/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    Galen,The bike should start with the clutch pulled in without getting the neutral light, it will start in gear with the clutch pulled in. If it doesn't the switch at the clutch lever is bad, miss adjusted, or disconnected.Are you su

    wynndungey
    9/20/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    That sounds like a bad or flaky neutral switch. You should be able to start the bike with the clutch pulled in. (Unless that switch is bad too.)

    Tom Rhoades
    9/20/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "galen" <cheezgc@...> wrote:

    douglasvanb
    9/20/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    Galen,Echoing Fred here, you might be jumping past neutral. Compared to all the other bikes I previously or currently own, the PC800 is particularly tricky for me to find neutral. In fact, I normally have to find it using my hand! It seem

    Tim Davies
    9/21/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: PC800: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    Search the iPCRC messages for "neutral" and you will find the discussions we had a couple of weeks ago about this same problem. You undoubtedly have a neutral switch problem and need to replace it. Mine acted up exactly the same way a coupl

    goldwingman40
    9/21/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    Doug & Galen,If your bike is running and you have your idle speed set high it will be hard to get neutral also, that is so you don't get neutral every time you shift 1st to 2nd while riding.Fred

    nanwillow
    9/21/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    In the archives, prior discussions on the neutral light issue, mostly led one to change and clean their clutch fluid. I did and the neutral light went back to working properly. Nancy '94PC

    goldwingman40
    9/21/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    Nancy,As I said if you can't find neutral, you won't get a neutral light, for what ever reason. The PC is a hard bike to find neutral when it is hot for many different reasons.Fred

    douglasvanb
    9/22/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    Fred,The idle is set correctly on mine. It just doesn't like going into neutral without the fine motor skills that my fingers provide. The other PC800 I have (formerly the Nekkid PC, now the Honey Badger Motorcycle) has the same issue.

    goldwingman40
    9/22/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: neutral light ? 1998 honda pacific coast.
    Doug,It is not you, the PC seems hard to find neutral in general when it is hot. Many times I get PO'd when I come home from a good ride and it gives me a hard time finding neutral to leave it running while I get off to open the shop door.