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Offline JW113

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Neutral Indicator
« on: July 19, 2020, 03:55:23 PM »
I wonder how hard it would be to adapt the '86 & later neutral switch to an Ironhead. Anybody ever try this?

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Re: Neutral Indicator
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 05:20:30 AM »
Not needing one... No... But... all parts excepting the Top end Interchange from all Post 1977 4-speed Sportsters..
I have a post '86 Gearbox with Trapdoor [because it will accommodate a double row bearing] in my I.H. DragBike..
Tells Me... it should Not be any Problem.

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Re: Neutral Indicator
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 08:52:00 AM »
I thinking about teaching a yute to ride a motorcycle. Neutral light is not needed, but it is a nice safety feature for someone new to motorcycles and manual transmissions. So I guess the key ingredient is the 86/later shifter plate? Will peruse the parts books and see what is different.

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Re: Neutral Indicator
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 04:55:09 PM »
I thinking about teaching a yute to ride a motorcycle. Neutral light is not needed, but it is a nice safety feature for someone new to motorcycles and manual transmissions. So I guess the key ingredient is the 86/later shifter plate? Will peruse the parts books and see what is different.

-JW
Never looked in the parts book... But cannot imagine what would be different on the Plate... maybe the lug to activate the neutral Light... got more than a couple here... take a look tomorrow
BTW I have only taught new riders on Toby bikes and dirt bikes... and I would never teach anyone to rely on a neutral light... ever....  Indian MC is having that problem with "indicators" as we speak... Useless, IMO
teach em old school...
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Re: Neutral Indicator
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 05:33:07 PM »
From what I see in the online parts websites, up to '90 the shifter parts are basically the same as for Ironheads, with some of the parts dating back to the K-model! The shift plate is a -75 number. So I'm not sure exactly what the switch is contacting in there. Would have to drill/spot face a hole like this:

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Be nice to have a '86-'90 right side case to make some measurements from, hate to make it a turkey shoot and hope it's in the right spot!

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Re: Neutral Indicator
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 06:31:13 AM »
We have one here... But, very very busy just now.. I will see what/where/why... in a bit
I thing you will find a "stud" or a "dowel" on the Shifter Cam Plate, that engages the neutral Indicator..
note My Book shows a -75 A and  -75 B... Differences??? Prolly that Lug or Dowel or... whatever...
What is that case in Pic???? Oh "Potty mouth"... 5 speed...

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Re: Neutral Indicator
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 09:05:29 AM »
It's supposed to be a set of 86-90 cases, on ebay. No hurry AT ALL, but it you did happened to have some time in the next year or two, some measurements would be much appreciated.
 :SM:

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Re: Neutral Indicator
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 10:45:43 AM »
LOL
Hope it dont take that long!!