Lost gear indicator

cwadej

Well travelled
Location
San Diego
This weekend I put changed my electrical mess a little. I had Oxford grips running to battery, gps to a switched power, (tail light I think). I put them all on the tailight power, which activates a relay to run 3 separate fused circuits. I added a USB/volt meter.

Test rode it Saturday, and it ran fine, no issues. I dont remember even seeing the gear indicator.
Today, the gear indicator shows a flashing - when in gear, and 0 when in neutral.

I know some others have had similar issue, but cant find them. Any help here? I hate to take to dealer, but I guess i could have them fix the oil seep at the same time
 

cwadej

Well travelled
Location
San Diego
I saw another post where RE told him to disconnect the blue connector behind the engine, the battery, and ECU. I did the battery and connector, not the ECU. about 15 minutes later I put it all back and it's fine.

Odd quirk they have.
 

MikeH

Finally made it
Location
Stourbridge, UK
Update on my gear issue, it went in this morning for service and gear indicator fix. Planned to leave it and collect tomorrow morning. They new about the gear indicator 3 weeks ago and ordered the new parts. I asked them to check the head bearing too as it feels a little notchy on slow speed manoeuvres.

I had a call this afternoon to tell me yes head bearing shot and they have put a warranty claim in. This should be here in 2 weeks ans the gear indicator sensor wasn't with them yet either, oh and they hadn't got round to the service yet.
To say I hit the roof was an understatement that the sensor wasn't fixed or the service done and can we keep it for another day.

The himalayan glitches for me ain't the problem it's the poor dealer service I keep getting and on occasions the UK Royal Enfield distributor not acknowledging issues until you kick up a fuss.

Silly things like this can really harm a companies reputation. I've had similar issues each time I go to have stuff sorted. There is no other dealer close to me which is a shame!
 

Wintrup

Well travelled
Location
Cumbria UK
Update on my gear issue, it went in this morning for service and gear indicator fix. Planned to leave it and collect tomorrow morning. They new about the gear indicator 3 weeks ago and ordered the new parts. I asked them to check the head bearing too as it feels a little notchy on slow speed manoeuvres.

I had a call this afternoon to tell me yes head bearing shot and they have put a warranty claim in. This should be here in 2 weeks ans the gear indicator sensor wasn't with them yet either, oh and they hadn't got round to the service yet.
To say I hit the roof was an understatement that the sensor wasn't fixed or the service done and can we keep it for another day.

The himalayan glitches for me ain't the problem it's the poor dealer service I keep getting and on occasions the UK Royal Enfield distributor not acknowledging issues until you kick up a fuss.

Silly things like this can really harm a companies reputation. I've had similar issues each time I go to have stuff sorted. There is no other dealer close to me which is a shame!
This is what I'm afraid of. I simply cannot have my bike laid up in a dealers for weeks. Unless there's a major fault, I'm going to write any niggles off as part of the deal when buying an RE.
 

MikeH

Finally made it
Location
Stourbridge, UK
I think the niggles are OK it's just by dealers they just can't be bothered. My pannier racks rusted v early on and it was agreed they would be powder coated gratis as the finish was clearly not as good as the bike frame. It took 6 weeks to get that sorted. I asked them to take a set off one of the many in their showroom whilst I waited for it to be sorted. It took the dealer 3 weeks to pick them up from the powder coaters!
If you have a good dealer this simple things will be sorted I'm sure. I would advise anyone to make sure the dealer checks the head bearings I asked mine to and it was clear they were knackered. I know it's an issue many have had poorly greased in the factory etc but again it's gonna be sorted under warranty
 

cwadej

Well travelled
Location
San Diego
This is what I'm afraid of. I simply cannot have my bike laid up in a dealers for weeks. Unless there's a major fault, I'm going to write any niggles off as part of the deal when buying an RE.

Or, have them diagnose and order parts. You go get your bike. They ring you when parts arrive and you take the bike back to be fixed.
 

MikeH

Finally made it
Location
Stourbridge, UK
Or, have them diagnose and order parts. You go get your bike. They ring you when parts arrive and you take the bike back to be fixed.
That's what was meant to happen today they are just really badly organised it's super frustrating. But on the upside I'll put some pics on here when I'm out at the cafe tomorrow night!!!
 

Kokomoto

Finally made it
FWIW, I did have the gear indicator get sketchy once. I disconnected both ends of the cable, checked their condition, and reinstalled them. The problem cleared. I suspect the connector at the gauge cluster was was not properly seated.
 
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