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post #11 of 21 Old 03-08-2019, 03:02 AM
 
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One more thing. Try blipping the throttle a little as you press on the shifter. That can sometimes help the gears mesh a little better. If you are sure you are doing it right, and it still doesn't work properly, you have mechanical problems. To check for a dragging clutch, put the bike in first, keep the clutch pulled in, and give it a little throttle. If it creeps forward, you have a dragging clutch.

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post #12 of 21 Old 03-11-2019, 07:46 AM
 
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Give it a little bit of throttle, like you are getting ready to move from a stop in traffic, and it slips into N quite nicely. This is common to the rebel.

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Give it a little bit of throttle, like you are getting ready to move from a stop in traffic, and it slips into N quite nicely. This is common to the rebel.
NOPE, Does nothing to help mine.
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clutch cable correct and upping the rpms doesn't help....
that's all the easy things...without cracking open the case...
the little star shaped bit is what makes the clicks between gears, the positions are numbered in this pic.
N has a tiny bump on either side between 1 and 2, any kind of tension to move the drum makes it easy to overshoot.

How well does it shift to N as you are still rolling up to a red light and shift before you stop?
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Rolling to a stop is my only shot at getting it in to neutral but still I am unsuccessful more than 50% of the time. I really need to take time and open it up and take a look. My thought is to try replacing the clutch plates. Are OEM plates the best choice or are the aftermarket ones a reasonable alternative?
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post #16 of 21 Old 03-12-2019, 06:43 AM
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Aftermarket are fine. EBC makes some, and they are good quality. https://www.ebay.com/itm/EBC-CK1191-...AAAOSwT-Bbz96x

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I never shift to neutral when stopped...The reason is, if someone behind me too fast while I am stopped I would have no way to accelerate and hope to escape injury if the oncoming vehicle from behind does not stop...I believe it is best to always have an escape route when riding or when stopped...

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Exactly, Bokobob. That is the "ready position" taught in the MSF basic riding course, along with checking your mirrors to see that fast approaching vehicle that looks like it may make you a bumper sandwich. When you stop, have the bike pointed in the direction you have pre-planned your escape.

About the only time I shift into neutral at a stop is when there are already several cars stopped behind me at a long light.

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I never shift to neutral when stopped...The reason is, if someone behind me too fast while I am stopped I would have no way to accelerate and hope to escape injury if the oncoming vehicle from behind does not stop...I believe it is best to always have an escape route when riding or when stopped...
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haf, the "ready position" when stopped is left foot down, right foot on the brake, right hand on throttle, left hand pulling clutch lever, bike in first gear, pointed in the escape direction. All you have to do to move is give it throttle and release the clutch lever.

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