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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Gear Position Indicator fault

My engine warning light is coming on once the engine is up to temperature (65-75 degrees) and the gear position indicator fails to register which gear it's in. Same with putting it into neutral, it goes in to neutral but fails to show "N". I've spoken to my dealership and they think it might be a faulty gear position sensor and it will be going back to them to be fixed. Has anyone had a similar issue?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 04:05 PM
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Yes its a well known design fault - not sure if the replacements are of a better quality, but its not happened to me again.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 07:58 PM
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Reading back older posts yes some users had this problem already.
The part is externally mounted and should be easy to replace.
FYI: if you want to know where/what it looks like, see this post:

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 01:13 AM
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When mine acted up once (gear position indicator) I just took it off, leaving it plugged in, moved it manually through its paces, saw it worked fine again, then bolted it back in place. Been fine since.
Your engine warning light concerns me more, have that checked for sure.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 11:53 AM
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ECU reset.

You could always try to reset the ECU(it's free).

Disconnect one of the battery leads, switch on ignition and briefly active front and rear brakes, switch ignition off and wait for 5-15 minutes(I don't have the exact time as it varies from make to make and ditto models).

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Bike back from dealers and it was the gear position potentiometer at fault. Replaced and running better now! Fingers crossed nothing else
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