the reason it wont turn over is..your bike doesn't know it's in neutral..the elec start will not work unless the c.d.i knows it's in neutral..and seeing how your neutral light isn't comming on..that tells me it's not in neutral..try down shifting it..see if you can find neutral..sometimes the shifting arm inside the case will hang..either that..or it's messed up..bent..broken..in order to fix that..you will need to take the side cover off..in order to get to it..to see where your problem is...if you do get it to go into neutral from down shifting..and you neutral light still doesn't come on..then your neutral light wire lead has came off it's plug..on the right lower back side..near the foot rest..you will see a metal cover with one bolt in it..remove this..after you get it off..you should see 3 wires..one of them plugs into your neutral plug..make sure it's plugged in..if it is..then trace it back through the wire harness..see if it came unplugged some where else along the lead..if everything is plugged in..and you still dont get a neutral light..then your problem is inside the case...bikebandit.com will show you which case side to remove..in order to get to the shifting area..good luck..keep us posted !Have an 01 350 rancher manual shift. Cannot find neutral and neutral light does not come on hense will not turn over or start any ideas or has this cropped up for any one else. Also may need schematic to diagnos
good..that means either your neutral light bulb is shot..or it came unplugged from the neutral plug that's at the lower right back bottom side..or somewhere leading away from that. start at the neutral plug < right lower foot rest behind the metal cover >..it plugs in there.bike is currently in neutral as i was able to load and unload off trailer. so that narrows the field Thanks again
Shadetree: Well got in deep on the 350. Removed nec. panels but only found small metal sheild on left side behind shifter. Wire inside went to a sending unit directly in front of shifter arm (blue in colour). Traced it back into loom and found no problems. Checked ign. fuse (good). When I turn the key on dash fires up, oil light comes on and speedo, odom etc work. Thought if bulb burnt maybe would start with pull (nope). There are some wires that go in the cover for the recoil What are they? on right side of machine. Is the sending unit I found the correct one? Still lookingWill look at tonight and report back thanks again
That neutral light has to be on before it will start. If you can find the sending unit for the neutral light on the block, unplug the wire and see if you can tip the metal end on it, to the block. That will ground it and should make the neutral light come on if the sending unit is bad. If it don't come on, then, the hot wire from the battery or solenoid that runs to the neutral light might be bad.no everything but
I think he was talking about the wire for the reverse, oil, and neutral lights where they run to and plug on the sending units. On most ATVs, they run together in a loom and plug side by side on the block. I don't know for sure if yours are side by side, like that or not, but they probably are. I do know that it has them somewhere on the block, but I can't remember if they are side by side or not on the Rancher. Give me a minute and I'll try to find a picture of them.Kill switch is in the center. Shadetree mentioned a 3 wire loom, any thoughts?
Yeah, that's how it works. When in neutral, there is a piece that tips the inside of the neutral sending unit, which grounds and completes the circuit causing the neutral light to come on. That's why I said to pull the neutral wire off the sending unit and tip the metal end to the block. That should ground it and make the neutral light come on, if the sending unit is bad.Thanks for the pics. We had a 300 (1990) I noticed the oil filter housing is in a different position on the engine. But the wiring has to be somewhat similiar. At least I know what to look for. Also, if the bike is in neutal (so it will roll) would there be a mechanical arm or detent that operates the switch inside the engine to operate the switch. Just trying to understand the workings