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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Problems getting into neutral

Not sure if this is the right area to ask... but I seem to have a lot of trouble getting the bike into Neutral. Sometimes I hit it on the first try - but most - majority - of the time I'm sitting there bouncing between 1st and 2nd and eventually just give up! Are there any tricks to that?

I have a 2013 FLTRU that's about a week old now.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 12:10 AM
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It gets better with the miles but also check that the clutch is properly adjusted.
Also when you change the fluid go to something like Red Line Shock Proof or Spectro Heavy Duty Platinum Synthetic.


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I think the default clutch adjustment is a little tight. I readjusted my 2012 when I got it home and it was much better.

Also... Keep your toe on the board if you can and you'll be better able to control the quick pop into neutral. I also drop the rear lever to the point that an upshift has the shift peg just hitting isolated part of the floor board. Having the lever lower makes it easier to control. At least I find it easier...

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Agree w/ Triple J.......Mine has gotten better over time, but huge difference when I changed Tranny fluid to Redline........


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Those guys already said it............go thru a clutch adjustment.
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I bought a brand new RG in Feb. and had a similar problem and thought it was just needing some miles on it. That is until one day in stop and go traffic and my clutch nearly stopped working altogether. Turns out I badly needed a clutch adjustment, and I truly believe they didn't get it right after swapping out my clutch lever (bought a chrome one when I bought the bike).
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I had the same issue on my 2011 RGU. At 1,000 mile fluid change I used Amsoil 75-110 gear lube in the transmission and the issue finding neutral was gone. Shifting in general was smoother.
Probably a number of gear lubes that would have the same effect.
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2011 - after clutch adjustment, some more miles, and change of fluids it gets easier to find N


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Same thing here, gets better over time, I can just tap with the heel and shes in N, first week sucked though

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When I picked up my new to me 05 Netral was impossible to find. I adjusted the clutch pack which didn't help at all. I drained the primary and refilled with the proper amount (it was overfilled as an 05 takes about 24 oz.'s) and now it's smooth as butter. The newer bikes all take 32 oz's or 1 qt if I remember correctly. I used Drag Specialties primary oil. The oil was so filthy it looked like it was never changed.
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