Shifter linkage came loose!
I was riding down the road yesterday, beautiful weather, on a four lane route and all of a sudden my 2015 RGS would not shift! I ended up limping down the shoulder in 1st gear and stopped in the shade at a local bank. Stuck. I called the local dealer and with some hesitation they sent a truck and trailer to get me. While waiting, I examined the shift linkage and the shifter arm was very loose at the spline that connects to the front/rear shifters. I tried to tighten it, but the tool kit does not contain the 3/16" allen required for this. The dealer guy came for me and once there we got it ride able again. There was no service tech there since it was Sunday. I got it home and readjusted the shifters and applied blue Loctite to all three allen screws. All is good.
Lesson learned, Loctite everything. There is also now a 3/16th allen wrench in my tool kit. Why Harley does not include this in the first place? Saves them about $0.25 a bike. So far the MOCO has overtightened my windshield screws, cracking the shield, and under torqued my shifter arm, leaving me stranded. In their defense they replaced the shield and the dealership yesterday was very helpful and charged me nothing.
John, Medina, TN - 2003 Honda ST1300 ABS, 2011 Kawasaki KLR 650, 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
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