I did not specifically look for the over drive light, but I do believe it was absent, because I kept looking for the engine warning light. The side stand light works. And the cruise control worked, and then didn't work. In a brief conversation with a service adviser at the dealer, I was told the error codes would be erased due to me disconnecting the battery. Is that true?
I didn't ride long today, just some local errands, but there were no issues with the engine...seems as smooth as ever. And there were no error codes/light.
Thanks for the help. It is appreciated.
The error codes will go away if the key is turned off, unless it is a hard code, such as an injector code. It's not one of those or it would have not allowed the engine to restart once you turned it off. If the neutral and overdrive lights fail to come on and it won't do reverse, this could be all related to the gear position sensor and/or its wiring. This sensor also tells the ECM what gear you are in and will cause it to throw a code. It can also kill the cruise control and the reverse, both systems need to know what gear you are in to function properly. The sensor is inside the transmission cover on the front of the engine and the wires run up and back to their harness plug near the throttle body under the air box.
Here's a picture of it:
Now with all of that said, if you put the bike in neutral with no neutral light and try to start it, will it start or do you have to pull in the clutch lever to start it? If it will start in neutral without pulling in the clutch lever
, then the issue is not the gear position switch. If this is the case, there's most likely an issue with the gauge assembly and/or its harness plugs. If you have a bad connection with one of them, you can lose the indicators as well as some of the signals involved with the other systems. If the gauge's harness is the culprit you will have to check the connectors under the left fairing pocket in the white frame and then check the connectors on the back of the gauges.
If it won't start in neutral unless you pull in the clutch lever
, then you will need to dig in and check the harness connection for the gear position sensor. The sensor could be bad, but they usually don't fail like this. They usually fail by being intermittent, with intermittent indicators being the first clue. Good luck and keep us posted on what you find. I won't be online much today, but I will be on later this evening if you have more questions.
As a side note, you should have your battery load tested. Since it's 5 years old, it might be getting a little weak.