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So I did do a search to find if others are having issues finding nutrual while it idles. Lots of info with thinner oil in primary and thicker oil in secondary. And I understand the reasons. But I never had an issue with my 05 flhtci but am having those issues with my 14 flhtk. Thought they would have it figured out by now. Also there is a lot of whinning and not from the back seat! Thinking of swapping out the tranny fluid to see if that helps. Anyone else have thoughts? Perhaps a louder amplifier? Lol
 

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Probably help if you spelled neutral correctly....

Edit: I don't know diddly about the new hydraulic clutch. But I would think a fluid swap and maybe a clutch adjustment are your best options currently. You say it's a 2014, I'm guessing you're still breaking it in? They're always hard as hell the first 1k miles to get into neutral.
 

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What kind of nuts grow in rural Mn anyhow? Nuts in the primary could cause binding.

Throw in the tranny lube and we just might have another Peavley situation here.

I agree, break it in a bit more before worrying too much.
 

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Still under warranty? Take it back to dealer and let them deal with it.
 

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Ya ok I spelled neutral wrong lol. The bike has a little over 8k on it and yes I have a warranty. But I don't think there is anything wrong with it. The 05 May have Been as noisy but with the pipes and the amplifier and speakers I may not have heard it. I think the clutch is spot on. It's hydraulic and no adjustment? I picked up a service manual for it and I'll look that over to be sure it's all in spec. But if this is the most I can complain about on this machine I'll be very happy! It's a great machine!
 

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Are you sure it's not spelled neuteral? Lol
 

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Check your internal clutch adjustment with cold engine.
 

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Nutria-L

nutria01.jpg

Yea. Hey. I covered that already. No need to be a dick. That's my job.
They run in packs.


BTW--Wouldn't the clutch plates still have the adjustment behind the derby cover -- even if it is hydraulically activated? (IDK)

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Ya ok I spelled neutral wrong lol. The bike has a little over 8k on it and yes I have a warranty. But I don't think there is anything wrong with it. The 05 May have Been as noisy but with the pipes and the amplifier and speakers I may not have heard it. I think the clutch is spot on. It's hydraulic and no adjustment? I picked up a service manual for it and I'll look that over to be sure it's all in spec. But if this is the most I can complain about on this machine I'll be very happy! It's a great machine!
I'm pretty sure the 14's had a recall on the clutch. Have you had that taken care of?
 

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So I did do a search to find if others are having issues finding nutrual while it idles. Lots of info with thinner oil in primary and thicker oil in secondary. And I understand the reasons. But I never had an issue with my 05 flhtci but am having those issues with my 14 flhtk. Thought they would have it figured out by now. Also there is a lot of whinning and not from the back seat! Thinking of swapping out the tranny fluid to see if that helps. Anyone else have thoughts? Perhaps a louder amplifier? Lol
listen to softtailbilly.
 

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Yep asked if all the recalls had been done especially the clutch. So I'm thinking that's not it. Today when I rode it it was a bit easier to find. So maybe give it some time. I'll look up the adjustment for hydraulic clutch tomorrow. Just bought the service manual and it wouldn't hurt to check it. Just thinking if I went with thicker oil in the transmission it would help with gear whine and finding neutral. Or if someone has a better idea such as checking adjustment and letting it wear in as was suggested earlier.
 

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nutrual - isn't it usually found between "frist" and "sceond"?
 

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I saw a thing once about spelling. Seems that as long as you have the first letter and the last letter right, it doesn't matter how you mix up the inside letters, the correct word is still visually apparent in the majority of instances. And it actually seems to work! I imagine that has a lot to do with how predictive text works.

After all, we all knew immediately what gear the OP was talking about.

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