tough shifting into 1st geat

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by bamacfa, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. bamacfa

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    I have a 2004 RK Classic and it interminatly is tough getting it into 1st gear shifting down. Most folks have told me its just a Harley transmission. What are yalls thoughts. It will go into first but with a bit of grinding.
     
  2. oldgeezer

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    I had an 03 rkc and it never did that.
     
  3. Hoople

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    My '09 six speed goes in Real easy. From neutral to first or Second gear to 1st, real easy with no grinding.


    Hoop!
     
  4. smkinnan

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  5. Duffer

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    My 05 RKC shifts smoothly through all gears.
    A clutch adjust may be in order.
    What kind of lube you run in it? I'm running Mobil 1 75/140. Much better than the HD stuff IMO
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Adjust the clutch and use a good synthetic oil. It will make a world of difference.

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