I am the proud owner of a 2012 Road King Classic as of yesterday!!! I've never owned a Harley but I'm in love with this baby!!! I am having trouble getting into Neutral. When I lift the shift lever, it skips to second, then I lightly try to downshift, it goes to first. I know it's in the middle somewhere but it's HARD to find!!! Is this normal with a new bike? Thanks in advance!!!
I had the same trouble with my RKC. What really helped me was switching from the very thin Formula+ oil that HD puts in their transmissions and replacing it with heavy weight gear lube. I use Bel-Ray 85W 140.
Its a typical, minor problem with Harleys. My Ultra does the same thing
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Part of it is technique too. I used to have quite a bit of trouble finding neutral. Occassionally I still do but not nearly like when I first got the bike. I have gone to heavier gear oil, but I think most of the improvement came from being familiar with the bike and better finesse with the left foot.