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Offline Bree

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2019, 12:39:39 PM »
Yep I would get the dealer to check, as is does not appear to be a common occurrence. Mine is super smooth with no problems getting neutral. Hopefully they get it sorted, so keep us informed of the outcome.   
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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2019, 01:49:19 PM »
Mine can be a pain when hot. However, as I've mentioned in another thread, the clutch play increases when engine is hot. I get an extra 5mm gap at the lever when mines warmed up, Im thinking this isn't helping me find neutral so Im testing out less free play when hot but being wary of potential slippage when cold.
If neutral finding improves, I'll go with that, if not dealer discussion...
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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2019, 02:23:12 PM »
Thanks '64.  That's something I had not considered, although I did notice more free play in my clutch recently.  I'll adjust that and see what happens....would be great if that solves it. 

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2019, 07:57:16 PM »
Had trouble finding neutral on mine yesterday pretty much every time I needed to pop it into neutral. Never really had a problem before. The only thing I did different was to put the bike in 1st gear when the engine was off before starting my ride to stop it rolling forward on my drive. I usually park it on a different part of the drive that is flat but there were 3 cars on the drive at the time.

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2019, 07:19:10 PM »
I'm having the same problem so i will mention it when mine goes in for it's first service.

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2019, 07:45:55 PM »
I adjusted the clutch play at lever to about 3mm when hot. It closes up when cold but doesn't take long to warm up and resume the freeplay.
Seems to help my finding neutral.
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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2019, 02:07:38 PM »
Am I the only person who keeps seeing this thread and thinking it reads "Finding Nemo" :-D


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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2019, 06:09:29 PM »
Thats a whale of a story.....  :002:
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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2019, 06:22:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]

Sometimes I am up and down between 1st and 2nd so often - that I’d have a better chance of finding Nemo than finding neutral!   :230:

*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
Am I the only person who keeps seeing this thread and thinking it reads "Finding Nemo" :-D

Wa-a-ay - too slow. :110:

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2019, 10:15:24 PM »
Based on some comments here, I took all of the slack out of my clutch lever at cold start up.  After a ride this weekend, I'm happy to say that it was a solid improvement to my previous condition.  While I did struggle to find neutral in a couple of instances, in most cases I was successful on the first try.

I'm going to try to avoid taking it to the dealer as long as I can.  It takes 3 weeks to get an appointment here plus at least 1 week in the shop.  It's just a drag. Not to mention the chance that they mess something else up while trying to sort neutral...
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