05 R1200ST - Can not get neutral indicator
My 05 R1200ST has 20,000 miles, is well maintained but has been giving me problems lately. When cold (I live north of Philly) the bike does not show the green neutral light until the the bike warms up. I plan to take this bike to Alaska this summer and want to make sure she is in perfect health. In reading many forums it appears I may have to change the gear selection sensor but any people say just cleaning the connector may work.
I would appreciate any comments on your experience and your opinion if this is a hard component to replace. My Haynes manual is not very clear on this component.
Reply to the gear position sensor
When the neutral does not come on the bike will not start even if you pull in the clutch. Due to this problem I brought the bike in to a BMW dealer (Montgomertville Cycle Center in Hatfield PA) and they feel the gear position switch needs replacement which may require 10 hours of labor plus parts. Yikes. I'm going to do this but I am disappointed since I recently replaced a starter (about $ 900) and had a fuel leaked fixed ( $ 400). I did not expect so much work for a BMW motorcycle.