CBF1000

CBF1000 => Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring => Topic started by: Westoneboy on 23 April, 2018, 03:24:36 PM

Title: Neutral light switch
Post by: Westoneboy on 23 April, 2018, 03:24:36 PM
Hi guys just thought I would post this and maybe it will help someone with this problem. My neautral light switch needed replaced so I read some info on here on how to change it. First of all I would like to say it is not a pig of a job it is a very simple job. All that I had to do was take of the 3 nuts on the r/ h plate which carries the footrest plate, remove the 2 alan bolts holding the footrest plate to it , drft back the 3 bolts to clear the plate ( taking care not to damage the threads) and pull out the plate .This gave me direct access to the switch.Pull the rubber boot back and using an 8mm spanner disconnect the wire then 14mm spanner and screw out the switch. Fit new switch an reverse procedure to rebuid. Job took me total 15 minutes. No need to remove exhaust or anything else.No hassle whatsoever. Hope I have been of help..Cheers Westoneboy.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: J-man on 23 April, 2018, 06:44:18 PM
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Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Gizmo on 14 January, 2019, 12:27:09 PM
Oh boy, this could be the best post I'll read all day.

With a dicky neutral light on my 82k 07 bike I've cleaned up the sidestand switch and connectors to no avail, so the neutral switch was next on the check list.
Reading the Bob Ollis-Brown manuals on replacing a neutral switch line 1 reads:
    "Remove engine from frame"     -     seriously!! WTH   :005: :005: :005:

Then found this post.   :046: :046:

Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Gizmo on 21 February, 2019, 06:37:07 PM
The job is done and it's so easy. 20-30 mins tops and easier than changing a headlight bulb (I always have trouble getting the rubber cover back in place properly.

All on the r/h side.
Slacken the exhaust to hanger bolt, remove the side panel (1 bolt), remove the 2 hanger bolts, remove the 3 nuts in the plate which the foot rest bolts to (suspension and engine mounts I think). Remove plate, move some wires, remove old switch, insert new, reconnect, put all the rest back an re-torque. Job done, time for a cup of tea.

I've attached a file showing the bolts to remove etc.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: jm2 on 22 February, 2019, 05:41:13 PM
Good job (as they say in 'meurica). 
 :047:
Added points for showing the stud? worn down - so this isn't electrical (switch) failure but wear/tollerance (mechanical).  Doesn't help but of interest.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Gizmo on 24 February, 2019, 09:53:16 PM
Certainly mechanical in my case but it's taken 83,000 miles to wear it down that far.
Under 60k is probably still an electrical failure.
£11 on ebay so not an expensive fix.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Eh2zed on 21 July, 2019, 02:25:13 PM
Thanks Westoneboy and Gizmo. I was really hoping to not have to visit a dealer to get the neutral light flicker repaired. I'm going to try the repair tomorrow. Thumbs up to you both.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Eh2zed on 23 July, 2019, 12:28:27 PM
Further question for Gizmo. Do you have torque specs for the bolts in question as illustrated in your photos?
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Gizmo on 23 July, 2019, 12:46:11 PM
No probs. Possibly the best and maybe only link you'll need...

https://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/ (https://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/)

Section 15

When tightening watch the wires, they want to drop down the back and get trapped, then crushed...
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Eh2zed on 23 July, 2019, 08:08:20 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Eh2zed on 21 August, 2019, 01:38:05 AM
I'm confused. The parts diagram and the service manual indicate that the switch is on the left side but the photos posted here show the right side.
What am I missing?
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Art on 21 August, 2019, 10:50:09 AM
Its nearer the centre, access is from the right.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Westoneboy on 21 August, 2019, 11:08:10 AM
If you are replacing it check out my previous post. It's easily done that way.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Eh2zed on 21 August, 2019, 12:58:48 PM
Ah that makes sense.  Thanks. I ordered the part yesterday and will try to swap it shortly.
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Eh2zed on 09 September, 2019, 05:57:47 PM
Yep it’s “accessible” from the right side. But it didn’t go too well. After contorting my fingers I got the old one out and the new one in. Then getting the 8 mm nut on that connects the wire proved quite difficult. I ended up snapping off the pin. Then the Honda dealership informed me that the part is back ordered.
When does the fun part start?
Title: Re: Neutral light switch
Post by: Eh2zed on 17 September, 2019, 03:18:32 AM
Back ordered part arrived. It took 10 minutes to install it and about 20 minutes to install the parts I removed and to torque it all up. Yay!!!😎