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Old 07-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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2000 Goldwing Se, will not start after being in reverse, neutral light will not come on. Tried moving reverse lever around but light will not come on. does it need some kind of adjustment?? anyone familiar with this problem??
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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First of all, welcome to the forum.


Try rocking the bike some, then try the reverse lever again.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #3
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hello alleykatz, welcome to GWOF. sounds like your wing hung up when you used reverse
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Welcome to help central (widely known as GWOF). Have to agree with Cantankerous about rocking the bike a bit and then moving the reverse lever again. There is a switch in the system that may not be making contact
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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Pull the right front side cover, like you were going to check the oil. You will see the bellcrank that has two cables connected to it. That's the adjustment end for the reverse lever. Put the lever into the reverse position, you'll see a little - mark on the right end of the bellcrank, it should line up with a little fingerlike pointer molded into the engine case. On the left end of the bellcrank is another - mark. with the lever up, there should be 1/16"-1/8" free play. When you adjust the cables, put the bike on the side stand in neutral. Pull the reverse lever up and check that it's in reverse by trying to turn the rear wheel.

When adjusting the cables use the left hand adjusting nut on the left hand cable to align the right hand index on the bellcrank. Use the right hand adjusting nut to set the free play on the left hand index mark. It's done this way because the lever pulls the left hand cable to go into reverse. So that's the cable that needs to adjust the amount of bellcrank travel. The other cable just determines the amount of free play so that the system won't bind.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:12 AM   #6
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Joe, I'd say you need to publish a book or start your own web page like Steve Saunders, but then we wouldn't have you here. Nicely done!
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Pull the right front side cover, like you were going to check the oil. You will see the bellcrank that has two cables connected to it. That's the adjustment end for the reverse lever. Put the lever into the reverse position, you'll see a little - mark on the right end of the bellcrank, it should line up with a little fingerlike pointer molded into the engine case. On the left end of the bellcrank is another - mark. with the lever up, there should be 1/16"-1/8" free play. When you adjust the cables, put the bike on the side stand in neutral. Pull the reverse lever up and check that it's in reverse by trying to turn the rear wheel.

When adjusting the cables use the left hand adjusting nut on the left hand cable to align the right hand index on the bellcrank. Use the right hand adjusting nut to set the free play on the left hand index mark. It's done this way because the lever pulls the left hand cable to go into reverse. So that's the cable that needs to adjust the amount of bellcrank travel. The other cable just determines the amount of free play so that the system won't bind.


I believe Joe meant to say the main stand.
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