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Post  christopher.roberts on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 1:41 pm

hello everyone,just wondering whether anyone has had a similar issue?my 2010 bandit 1250s,sometimes,when selecting neutral,the neutral light wont activate.could it possibly be the biuild of of gunk,behind countershaft sprocket?which i have never(removed,cleaned). how does the neutral light work?some kind of micro switch?thanks for your help,regards,chris

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Post  Cal on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 7:37 pm

Hi Chris, the Gear position switch is located here, item 27. 2 hex head bolts to remove, squirt some crc/wd40/inox in the switch and see how it goes:




I have just come in from doing mine, will see how it goes. Otherwise a new switch may be needed.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 8:15 pm

Hopefully just gunk - mine's done 47,000 and it sometimes gives me a false reading on the GPI.  I need to clean it.
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Post  kewwig on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 12:56 pm

It's a known issue. Use contact cleaner.  Full writeup on how on my blog:   http://kewwibike.blogspot.com/2010/12/gear-position-indicator.html
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Post  paul on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 5:38 pm

Ok 33,000km & mine started playing up( about a month ago) ...................took it out & cleaned it with contact cleaner & after a few days it was playing up again . Ordered one at a local dealer ( not much different in price than ebay landed at my door ) .................No stock at Suzuki Aust ( for a known problem part ) Evil or Very Mad 
Spent the week putting it into neutral with the motor running , let the clutch out & lower the side stand a couple of inches ( i know,...inches... I'm old ) to get the neutral light to come on so I can start it the next time I need to until Mr Suzuki flew some in  Rolling Eyes  . 
 Put the new part in this morning ,including a new "O" ring ( the manual says to put grease on the "O" ring prior to fitting ) & all seems to be ok ( if there is a next time, I will pull a string back through when I'm pulling the old one out to make it easier to feed the new one in ) You have to remove the regulator rectifier as well by the way . 
 I wonder if those who are having this problem are mainly commuters , giving it a bit more of a work-out  or maybe the switches just dicky .......I can't see any difference between the old & new GSX type superseded part ( doesn't the GSX show what gear your in ?) I would have thought it would be more like the gsx 1000 or 750 type  with multiple small round sensors than the GSF type  Question The other thing I wondered , is I have ridden in a lot of really heavy rain this winter & thought that may have some bearing on the issue.
I would have thought that after a reasonably long model run like the Bandits , with a known fault , Suzuki would have rectified it by now .

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Post  Cal on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 5:43 pm

Mine still causes problems sometimes (most times) since I cleaned and lubed it. I can't be assed getting it apart again to give it another clean. Most times when I go to start the bike again, it is all good. Goes again during and after a ride. Just dealing with it....  Rolling Eyes
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Post  kewwig on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 5:53 pm

I cleaned mine a few times but the period between cleanings keep growing shorter.  Since replacing it with the GSX1250FA part, I have had no issues
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Post  paul on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 5:58 pm

kewwig wrote:I cleaned mine a few times but the period between cleanings keep growing shorter.  Since replacing it with the GSX1250FA part, I have had no issues
Fingers crossed then ...............Damned if I can see any difference though .

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Post  kewwig on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 6:01 pm

paul wrote:
kewwig wrote:I cleaned mine a few times but the period between cleanings keep growing shorter.  Since replacing it with the GSX1250FA part, I have had no issues
Fingers crossed then ...............Damned if I can see any difference though .
It was similar but not identical, so there had been a change on the exterior anyway.  Not a lot in it, but I am not seeing many GSX owners with the issue
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Post  paul on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 6:08 pm

kewwig wrote:
paul wrote:
kewwig wrote:I cleaned mine a few times but the period between cleanings keep growing shorter.  Since replacing it with the GSX1250FA part, I have had no issues
Fingers crossed then ...............Damned if I can see any difference though .
It was similar but not identical, so there had been a change on the exterior anyway.  Not a lot in it, but I am not seeing many GSX owners with the issue
 Your blog and the UK bandit forum were a good help as well especially when it first happened  ..........thanks  Very Happy

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Post  kewwig on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 6:11 pm

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Post  Chook on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 5:59 pm

Mine was doing the same for a while at the end of last winter, next service they cleaned it and hasn't been a problem since
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Post  paul on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 9:14 pm

Yep you can be lucky ........cleaning seems to work longer for some than others  Crying or Very sad

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Post  Chook on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 9:39 pm

paul wrote:Yep you can be lucky ........cleaning seems to work longer for some than others  Crying or Very sad
You live too far South, more rain, more shit comes off the road down your way Wink
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Post  paul on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 9:59 pm

Chook wrote:
paul wrote:Yep you can be lucky ........cleaning seems to work longer for some than others  Crying or Very sad
You live too far South, more rain, more shit comes off the road down your way Wink


Even my missus has been known to give me  shit at times  Laughing

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Post  Chook on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 10:06 pm

you haven't met my Mrs, she takes giving shit to a whole new level.................................
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Post  paul on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 10:34 pm

LOL..............

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