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As indicated in a previous post, I'm having a problem with reverse on my '99. I thought it might be an electrical issue, but I had the battery checked today, and it's fine. Still, when I put the bike in reverse, the "R" indicator light is dim, and the bike won't move. Anybody have any suggestions?

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Rick
 

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Have you checked the bolt that holds the handle in place. There is a horizontal pin that engages the reverse with cable and springs. It almost sounds like the handle is just loose and it is moving the mechanism towards reverse but isn't completely engaging. If not that, there is a pretty simple adjustment on the right side of the bike where 2 lines need to line up. Just a guess until someone has a better idea.
 

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As stated check the handle to make sure it is tight. You can also check to make sure it is making full contact to the switch at the handle and fully engaging it. If you need a parts fiche to look at go to www.cyclemaxohio.com look under OEM parts for your year wing. This helps me alot some times, to be able to see how the parts fit together.
 

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There are also a resistor and a diode that could be causing the problem.
 

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Be sure and post the results.
 

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What did you ever find out?
 

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I am going to tell you that what you should do is get some electrical contact cleaner and thoroughly flush the start switch on the handlebar. My 95 trike did a similar thing and after several good cleanings it worked much better. Eventually I just replace the switch assembly altogether because I wanted all the switches working better.

Try that 1st.
 

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thank you very much. i wanted to get some advice first before i started tearing the bike apart to see why it did that.
Fairly easy to do, Radio Shack has it or any Auto store. You should also get some air in a can as well. That way once you flush the switch well you can blow the debris out.
 
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