Nuetral hard to find


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Nuetral hard to find

Post by eastkytriker » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:56 am



1990 gl 1500, I replaced the clutch with a kit from Barnett and everything great except shifting to nuetral. With the engine running it just goes from 1st to 2nd skipping nuetral. Could it be something with the clutch change or something unrelated



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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:18 am

Do you have the shift lever stabilizer installed?
A loose shift lever due to inherent design or loose pinch bolts on the lever does make for poor gear selection.

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by eastkytriker » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:34 am

No stabilizer but replaced shifter oil seal and everything is tight. I never could seem to justify the price of the stabilizer it seems very inflated. 139000 miles without one

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by Rodzim » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:20 pm

Its normal for a new clutch to be a little on the sticky side. Run it hard for a few miles and it should wear in. It happened to me on a couple of bikes

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by eastkytriker » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:41 pm

Rodzim wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:20 pm
Its normal for a new clutch to be a little on the sticky side. Run it hard for a few miles and it should wear in. It happened to me on a couple of bikes
It should be well seated in I’ve put about 3k on it since clutch change including a 1000 mile ride to Florida. Problem didn’t seem to start immediately after clutch but soon after

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by Rodzim » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:10 am

Thats a different issue then. It should have settled in after a couple hundred miles. I would run it a little longer just in case but you might have a defective clutch. You could try to wear it down some just by letting it slip. It might give you that extra thousandth of an inch you need.
I know when i let my roadstar sit through the winter the clutch gets sticky from sitting. After a few miles it goes back to normal.
Just something to try before you tear it apart again

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by eastkytriker » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:44 am

Rodzim wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:10 am
Thats a different issue then. It should have settled in after a couple hundred miles. I would run it a little longer just in case but you might have a defective clutch. You could try to wear it down some just by letting it slip. It might give you that extra thousandth of an inch you need.
I know when i let my roadstar sit through the winter the clutch gets sticky from sitting. After a few miles it goes back to normal.
Just something to try before you tear it apart again
Thanks Rodzim for the reply. That might be something to look at but it seems to be disengaging completely because I can run through all the gears setting with the engine running and it will roll easy in gear with the clutch pulled. Can find all the other gears just hard to find neutral

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by aussiewinger » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:59 am

Hi all, I also replaced the original clutch on my 88 1500 as it was creeping forward when engaged, slipping under heavy acceleration and almost impossible to find neutral with engine running. The bike had only 45000klms on the speedo, but had been sitting unused for 20+ years prior to my ownership. The new Barnett clutch fixed the creeping and slipping but its still difficult to find neutral unless you ride for at least 1 hour, any ideas?

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by eastkytriker » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:37 am

aussiewinger wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:59 am
Hi all, I also replaced the original clutch on my 88 1500 as it was creeping forward when engaged, slipping under heavy acceleration and almost impossible to find neutral with engine running. The bike had only 45000klms on the speedo, but had been sitting unused for 20+ years prior to my ownership. The new Barnett clutch fixed the creeping and slipping but its still difficult to find neutral unless you ride for at least 1 hour, any ideas?
Sounds like my problem except mine didn't start until after the clutch change. You will probably be told that you need the shifter brace but mine shifted fine for 29 years without one so i don't know it's a lot of money to trial and error

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by wingdings » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 am

MAKE SURE !! - THE DOT IS LINED UP !! ON THE SHIFTER - TO THE ARROW - SEE THIS VID -

:D :D :D - Don't matter if you have a shifter brace or not if the shifter is not lined up to the arrow and the dot the whole thing will be out of wack :o :o :o :o

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Re: Nuetral hard to find

Post by GlimWas » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:06 am

If you think the shifter pivot is too expensive for your taste you can always produce one for yourself. I did it and am using it for 20000km without problems.




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