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post #11 of 16 Old 07-30-2019, 12:59 PM
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Are you referring to where the shaft goes into the case, or through the left rear crankcase cover? The crankcase cover has an integral bearing that can get dry and needs to be periodically cleaned and lubed, just like the rest of the shift linkage. https://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemp...rankcase-cover

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post #12 of 16 Old 07-30-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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That's the one.

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I'm a new rider and have been out on my new-to-me 2016 about ever second or third day or so for the past two weeks. I am riding in a congested urban environment with tons of stop/go, not on open roads. I still haven't needed neutral while out riding at all.

At the end of my rides, I slowly roll up my gravel driveway in 1st gear, stop short of the garage, flick the kickstand down, and park her. Then just before removing the key and dismounting, I gently click the shift up and the neutral light comes on (the engine is already off due to the kickstand being deployed.) After the bike cools down, I roll it into the garage.

I can see some limited instances where neutral is handy (such as Nardospark described), but are you folks actually shifting into neutral routinely while out riding, such as at stop lights and signs?

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Nope. First gear and ready to roll throttle.

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If I'm at a very long light and have several cars already stopped behind me, I sometimes drop it into neutral so I don't have to hold the clutch lever in. Once a few vehicles are stopped behind me, they serve as a buffer between me and the idiots on their cell phone that aren't slowing down for the intersection. Plus, once a couple of cars or one SUV/truck blocks my view to the rear, I lose the ability to see whats coming, so taking evasive action isn't possible.

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If I'm at a very long light and have several cars already stopped behind me, I sometimes drop it into neutral so I don't have to hold the clutch lever in. Once a few vehicles are stopped behind me, they serve as a buffer between me and the idiots on their cell phone that aren't slowing down for the intersection. Plus, once a couple of cars or one SUV/truck blocks my view to the rear, I lose the ability to see whats coming, so taking evasive action isn't possible.
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