Neutral light not coming on? : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread

Hi everyone,

Well, I'm delighted to say that after taking delievery of my new 2002 MV Agusta on Monday 12/2, I finally got to ride the bike for the first time last night -- really is an awesome machine! I can't wait to break it in, so I can really see what it's capable of!

My question is this: Although the Neutral light illuminates during the system test phase (when you first turn the key to 'on'), I do not get a neutral light when the bike is in neutral. Has anyone else experienced this issue? How was it resolved?

Thanks in advance for the help,

- Steven

-- Steven Gonzales (, December 06, 2002


Your neutral light switch is defective and must be replaced (warranty item). If the neutral light is not illuminated even when the bike is in neutral because of a defective switch, you will be unable to start the engine with the stand down despite the fact that you are not in gear and the bike is in fact in neutral. Replacement involves draining the oil and accessing the neutral switch in the region of the gearbox. Less than one hour for a knowledgable mechanic.

-- Larry Wolf (, December 06, 2002.

Hi steven, same thing happened to my MV when new, and yes its replaced under warranty, also had petrol reserve light not working, again replaced under warranty.

cheers peter

-- Peter Arrigoni (, December 09, 2002.

Hey Steven,

I had the same problem with my 02 F4. It took my local dealer 7 months to get that switch and it was just replaced about a week ago. I was about to just replace it myself because I found that Munroe Motors in San Francisco CA has them in stock. They are only $27.00, and even though it is a warranty item, I would have paid the $27 to get it earlier than 7 months. I was right about to order one, but my dealer called and said it was in and I was on my way there for 6,000 service. I think you only have to remove the exhaust, not drain the oil, and the switch is right on the bottom of the gear box.

Good luck, Steve

-- S. Criscione (, December 14, 2002.

Let's not be too hasty, guys. There's more to the circuit than just a switch. I had the same problem, but it turned out to be a bad wiring connection.

Steve, before you consider getting all drastic and changing the switch, just try wiggling the wire near the switch and then at the connector above the swing-arm pivot. It's worth a try!

-- Ralph Goldstein (, December 14, 2002.

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