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Gear Position Indicator Going Blank

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There are a lot of posts about this issue. I had one as well with my 2015 FJ-09, brought it to the dealer three times and they refused to replace the part, just performed some "cleaning" which lasted a day. Will have to visit another dealer. 

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On 8/6/2015 at 2:58 AM, humanistfury said:

SITUATION: I've got about 2500 miles on my FJ09.  I live in Colorado and ride exclusively on paved roads.  I ride conservatively compared to most dudes I know, and rarely carry a passenger.  No modifications to the bike.
 
ISSUE: Recently, between 2nd and 5th gears, the gear position indicator goes blank after I shift, either up or down.  It usually corrects itself if I release the throttle, shift back into the previous gear, and repeat.  No other issues with the transmission, but this has been happening more frequently over the past ~500 miles.  Otherwise, the clutch and gearing is actually one of my favorite aspects of the bike - very fluid, precise, and predictable.
 
 
Diagnosis? Recommendation? Thanks in advance.

I've experienced the gear indicator on my GT going blank, usually in the lower gears when clicking down while rolling to a stop. Way to solve is to let out the clutch slightly and you'll hear/feel a slight clunk from the gearbox and the indicator will light up. Think what's happening is that it's ending up between two gears and engaging the clutch slightly puts it in place, my FJR used to do that too.

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My '15 FJ-09 pretty consistently fails to display 5 reliably works for every other gear. Since I find gear indicators superfluous hasn't bothered me enough to address it. Maybe I'll do some cleaning and connection checking next time in the area. 

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I very recently started experiencing this on my 2015 FJ-09 (44,000 miles), with N and sometimes 1 not showing.  Additional issue is if N is not displayed bike won’t start with sidestand down.  If I’m sitting on bike with sidestand up and N not showing bike will start.

On one occasion, sidestand down and N showing, engine started to crank and then stopped at exact moment when N disappeared.

Possibly related to sidestand safety engine cut off feature?


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Simple wipe down of the gear sensor solves the problem... Mine was coated like triple dipped candy in grease... I Wiped it off and put a light smear of grease back on sensor face...

 

Sensor is located behind front sprocket cover just above the front sprocket...

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