Hard finding neutral

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chancecx, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. chancecx

    chancecx New Member

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    I' am a new Harley owner of an 09 Street Glide. when the bike is warmed up and coming to a stop sign or a red light it is hard to find neutral. The bike has 2100 miles on it, changed the oil in all 3 holes at 900 miles. Does anyone else have this problem? and if so is there a fix to this problem
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    It's a Harley. Glider gave good advice. I am running a good synthetic gear oil in my 08 EGC and my clutch is adjusted, sometimes it is still tricky finding neutral once bike is warmed up.
     
  4. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    i had the same problem when I first got my bike. Switching to Spectro made a world of difference. Welcome to the forum.
     
  5. JJDH

    JJDH Active Member

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    might be too much fluid in the primary, also what glider said
     
  6. Taildraggerdave

    Taildraggerdave Active Member

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    As an alternative, I find it easier to get the bike in neutral while it is still rolling. I tend to stay in gear at a stop sign or traffic light. If I need to get out of the way in a hurry, I don't want to be putting it back in gear.
    If I'm held up at a railroad crossing or something, I'll pop it in neutral the last few feet before I stop.
    Otherwise, everything that has already been said - good quality oil and a good clutch adjustment should fix you up.

    Take care,
    Dave
     
  7. srf506

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    I concur with Dave. At a light I never take it out of gear in case I have to take evasive action for any reason. I've also a couple of times when I did shift into neutral forget to put it back into gear when leaving a light and almost got run over by the guy behind me. Obviously I was a clod for forgetting, but I won't be in that position again!
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Having been riding bikes for many years in almost every case where its difficult to find neutral try raising the revs a bit as you try to shift to neutral and it usually helps

    Brian
     
  9. wagsrk08

    wagsrk08 Banned

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    Take the heeded advice on a quality synthethic transmission and primary fluid plus clutch adjustment. And I always leave my bike in gear when at stop sign or traffic light just in case I need to get out of someones way in a hurry.
     
  10. glider

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    The biggest point that is never brought up about finding neutral is to do it before you are completely stopped. It will drop right in then.:s