Lock when off


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Nlmman47
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I have a GL 1500 93. i have notice when i am trying to move bike when motor is off and in neutral and try and roll the bike forward or backwards the bike acts like its in gear. i have to start the bike make sure its in neutral then i can roll the bike. is it something i am missing. or does it have a lock on it when its off. cant figure this out. should it not roll when its off in neutral?


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It should roll no problem.
Any chance you have a heel/toe shifter?
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No it original. Thsts what I don't. I never had one do that. But when I shut bike off it won't roll. Like it's in gear. But start bike and it will roll
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Re: Lock when off

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A year ago or so a member wrote in and was complaining that it was extremely hard to move his bike manually but it rolled under power just fine. It turned out that his tires were under inflated.
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My 1500 is parked on (3'x2'x2") concrete pavers that I laid myself with great care to ensure the whole area is flat and even. We call them 'Council Slabs',as this is what was traditionally used for many sidewalks here in the UK).

My Avon cobras are less than a year old, but I find they can take on a bit of a set whilst the bike is stood for a week on her side stand, so she can be quite hesitant to then be walked forward.

This is even though I always stop her in neutral and then walk her backward immediately after parking, once I've shut the gates behind her, as the canopy covering the area needs to be extended a bit.

I know it's the tyres, as you can feel the spongy, elastic nature of the flat spot as you try to climb out of it, and if you stop pushing in the first couple of inches she will settle straight back to where she had been sitting.

Over-wintering is therefore on the centre stand, with a bit more pressure in the front tyre for storage.
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Re: Lock when off

Post by WingAdmin »

Only time my bike is on the side stand is when I'm out parked somewhere while riding on a trip somewhere - getting gas, going into a store, whatever.

When I'm parked at home, it's on the center stand.


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