Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
If you can start the bike with the side stand down, that's a pretty good sign the switch is working correctly. Assuming the side stand switch has not been bypassed.
To confirm, under the gas tank, near the bracket that holds the gas tank near the seat, there is a 3 wire connector with pink, blue and black wires. Using a multimeter, test for continuity between the blue and black wire. You should see continuity when the transmission is in neutral, and no continuity in any other gear. If you want, you can also test the other positions by turning the ignition on with the side stand on. Test voltage between the black and pink wires. It should always read above .6 V. Though, if this part of the switch fails, you will receive a FI error. Though, the blue and black wire test is the most relevant to your issue. If there is any corrosion on this connector, clean that too.
If you are seeing continuity, and the neutral light is not lit, you likely have a instrument cluster problem or a problem with the connector for the harness. Given that your instrument cluster has other problems, its probably related to that and may explain your other issues. Corrosion from water damage tends to get worse if the cluster board or connector is not cleaned to remove contaminants.
If the switch fails the test, then you can find the switch underneath the clutch basket and replace.
Edit: I just realized you asked about the Wee. This is the Vee subforum. In that case, physical connectors are possibly different but the idea is the same. These components probably aren't much different in operation.
I will leave this if anybody wants to know for the Vee in the future.
2007 V-Strom DL1000 (current!)
1999 Honda Shadow VT1100C (2016-2017)
2003 Yamaha V-Star 650 (2012-2016)
Last edited by Demache; 02-17-2019 at 03:18 PM.