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Old 02-20-2015, 04:54 AM
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Gear position sensor problem

The gear position indicator on my K1300S is playing up. Sometimes the gear indicator is blank, sometimes it indicates the wrong gear and sometimes the indicated gear changes on its own. The neutral light doesn't come on either when in neutral which means you can't start the bike with the sidestand down. Otherwise the bike runs fine so I'm guessing there must be a gear position sensor which is faulty. Anyone know where the sensor is located and if there are any known faults ?
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:26 AM
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Re: Gear position sensor problem

Switch is down by left ankle, behind power outlet.

I'd say with the help of a GS-911, you can re-sync the switch.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:39 AM
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Re: Gear position sensor problem

Remove the switch, blow it out the best that you can with compressed air and give a light squirt of tuner cleaner....reinstall switch.
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Re: Gear position sensor problem

BTW, it's not a switch. It's a potentiometer.
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Re: Gear position sensor problem

Sometimes it requires replacement after the cleaning does not work. I have gone through a couple of them. Look hard and see if sealing the unit or mounting surfaces will help.
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BTW, it's not a switch. It's a potentiometer.


You are tough, yes it is a pot... to you, me and some. That's why tuner cleaner works...sometimes.
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Re: Gear position sensor problem

Thanx guys. Realize this thread is several years old, but your info just saved me a lot of time and effort.
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