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06-18-2019 11:13 AM
kryton Apply some gentle pressure to the shift lever, slowly twist the throttle raising the RPM until bingo it slips itself into N easy peasy.
I have this with both my rebel and my shadow, identical feel, identical technique works every time.
06-17-2019 12:05 AM
haf I change oil myself... shifting to neutral is more easier now!
03-12-2019 08:11 PM
raymacke Until recently the neutral problem was just an annoyance, but I just spent 2 months in a very heavy traffic area. Stop lights were extremely long and often couldn't get through on just one cycle. Holding the clutch in all that time was just aggravating. Need to look into resolving the situation.
03-12-2019 02:43 PM
flitecontrol 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.
03-12-2019 12:46 PM
haf
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Originally Posted by Bokobob View Post
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...
Very interesting and useful info!!
03-12-2019 10:07 AM
flitecontrol 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.
03-12-2019 08:58 AM
Bokobob 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...
03-12-2019 06:43 AM
flitecontrol Aftermarket are fine. EBC makes some, and they are good quality. https://www.ebay.com/itm/EBC-CK1191-...AAAOSwT-Bbz96x
03-12-2019 12:58 AM
raymacke 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?
03-11-2019 02:06 PM
kryton 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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