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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 10:28 PM
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Best for your safety to keep bike in gear and watch your mirrors for vehicles approaching from behind. It could save your life.
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Along with the clutch adjustment mentioned above, if the primary fluid is over filled, it will cause it to be difficult to find neutral.


Also, you may be already doing it, but worthwhile to mention, shift into first, and release the clutch to fully engage before coming to a stop.

Motorcycle transmissions are non synchro transmissions, the above will help to mesh the gears. This idiosyncrasy is more pronounced on Harley transmissions as they are wide ratio vs Jap bikes which are close ratio.
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If he keeps playing with it at stop Lights neutral will be the least of his problem . Having some to empty his hospital pee pan will Be more important after some one runs over has azz at a stop Light playing with it to try to get it in too Neutral . Who Does That
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i have a 2018 fat boy and a 2019 road king , an in the beginning they can be hard to find but after ridding it will get easier
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I did find that pulling the clutch lever all the way to the handlebars helped on my Road King when I first got it.
That was something I did not have to do on my Goldwing.
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I put mine in neutral at long stop lights. But Im talking about my truck. Automatics tend to build heat when idling in gear for long periods.
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If he keeps playing with it at stop Lights neutral will be the least of his problem . Having some to empty his hospital pee pan will Be more important after some one runs over has azz at a stop Light playing with it to try to get it in too Neutral . Who Does That [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/Harley-DavidsonForums_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png[/IMG]
To clarify, I always watch and wait for at least the 1st car to come to a stop behind me before I I do anything else. It's been a habit of mine for years when I drive to watch the mirror and roll forward until the in coming car comes to a stop. I've been rear ended at a light before, not fun, and am very cautious about it on the bike. I'm specifically referring to when I'm stuck sitting at a light in line for awhile.
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To clarify, I always watch and wait for at least the 1st car to come to a stop behind me before I I do anything else. It's been a habit of mine for years when I drive to watch the mirror and roll forward until the in coming car comes to a stop. I've been rear ended at a light before, not fun, and am very cautious about it on the bike. I'm specifically referring to when I'm stuck sitting at a light in line for awhile.
Most people Leave there bike in gear at lights in case they have to Take off if the Car behind them gets hit or you see the car coming up behind you not Slowing down . I would take it back to the dealer and Have them Look at it Any Dealer can do Warranty work and Adjust the clutch for you. Maybe the clutch or transmission is low on Fluids have you checked any thing out . ????????. Just because it was supposed to be serviced at the dealer don't mean it was done or Done right these young kids don't care . They were in the middle of a text when they were supposed to do some thing So It should be all right . Oh Hell He's got a warranty If it aint .
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