intermittent downshift problem

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by artisan, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. artisan

    artisan Active Member

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    when i'm downshifting from 3rd to 2nd my bike sometimes shifts into neutral :33: but whilst in neutral i can't shift to 1st & have to shift back up into 2nd & then shift to 1st. really annoying at junctions/roundabouts.
    it only does this very occasionally,i'm pretty certain its not me (been riding bikes for 20 years & not had one do this before)
    i only noticed it after i had the forewards fitted-but i didn't do many miles with the stock mids.
    anyone else had this problem ?
     
  2. theklanchXL1200N

    theklanchXL1200N Active Member

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    you know man sometimes when my nightster is cold I will find neutral between 1st and second going up, but never down. Ask Hobbit, he is the sporty guru. I have forwards on mine too, I would say maybe something on the shift drum or in the tranny. How many miles are you getting to? Maybe too little or too much primary fluid? I doubt that. Good luck I'm interested to see what it is.........
     
  3. Delmar

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    I occasionally get similar phenomena while downshifting. However I can easily clear the gearbox by briefly letting out the clutch. Try it and see if it helps.
     
  4. artisan

    artisan Active Member

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    thanks for the replies guys,much appreciated.
    i'll check the linkage as you said Hobbit as i've decked it out a few times whilst cornering :D
    Delmar i've tried letting the clutch out to see if it clears but to no avail,i have to go back up to 2nd then back to first-but cheers for your help any way:bigsmiley12:.
    theklanch cheers mate-it seems to do it when its fully warmed up-wierd huh.
    btw those pipes on your bike look wicked :D