when parked is your bike in gear or neutral?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Mavagrand, May 11, 2011.

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When parked is your bike in gear or in neutral?

Poll closed May 17, 2011.
  1. In Gear

    42 vote(s)
    47.7%
  2. In Neutral

    32 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. In gear on incline

    14 vote(s)
    15.9%
  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    I learned to always start bike in neutral with clutch lever pulled in and front brake. In use.
    Therefore I always park bike in neutral even on inclines.
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  2. Hoople

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    I always start the engine in neutral but park in gear, especially on inclines.
     
  3. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    Same here. Just dune this way along time..
     
  4. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Nutral on flat, in gear on hills.....But dont go by me..:bigsmiley21:
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    On an incline, it is a good idea to back the bike in so the rear tire is against any curb that exists. And always lean the bike downhill to maximize the lean. In those situations were there is no curb, then it is a good idea to leave the tranny in gear. What you do not want to happen is the bike to "creep" on the jiffy stand out into the traffic lane.

    TQ
     
  6. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    My starting procedure is just like yours. When parked, the bike is always in gear.
     
  7. bigbubba402

    bigbubba402 Active Member

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    nuetral on flat in gear on an incline start in nuetral jmo
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Parked in garage in neutral. While riding always park in gear.
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Same here.
     
  10. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    +1 with dbmg. And I start the same as you, in neutral with clutch in and foot on brake. Don't use front brake to keep right hand free if I need to twist throttle or something.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2011