Not finding neutral when engine is running

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Relaisblower, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Relaisblower

    Relaisblower Member

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    Hi there ,

    Having problems whit a friends 99 springer shifting into neutral.
    I already changed the primary oil and adjusted the clutch and cable.
    Still the same problem .
    The primary oil is very smelly and dark collored .
    I will change the oil again and also change the transmission oil .
    What would be the problem here ?

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Alain

    cheers
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Possibly overfilled primary or you could use a better grade of trans lube like Spectro oil or Redline.

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  3. Relaisblower

    Relaisblower Member

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    Thanks Glider.

    Can I use Mobilube 1 SCH 75w90 for the gears ?

    Regards,
    Alain
     
  4. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    Try these HDT Polls, they tell you what the members are using

    Primary Lube Poll - Harley Davidson Community

    Trans Oil Poll - Harley Davidson Community
     
  5. Slo-Ryd

    Slo-Ryd Junior Member Contributor

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    You mentioned adjusting the clutch and cable. Did you check the primary chain tension? I had the same problem last year and it turned out to be the primary chain was a little too tight. Reset to specs and I can find neutral everytime now. Just my thought:s
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not familiar with the "SCH" designation you posted but the Mobil 1 75/90 or 75/140 will do nicely. It's just that the Spectro is a bit better from my experiences. I have used the Mobil 1, Redline and switched to Spectro and never changed from Spectro.
     
  7. bobster12

    bobster12 Member

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    Thats what happened to me, fixed it and all good since
     
  8. Relaisblower

    Relaisblower Member

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    Thanks for the good info .
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If you are looking for spectro oil products in europe they should be available through a zodiac dealer

    Brian
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    How old is the cable? Is it stretched?