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So earlier today I was trying to start my bike, but I couldn't find neutral. It just bothers me. I did eventually get into it, but it was much harder than it should be. Plus, the shifter was grinding really nasty when almost any downward pressure was put onto the shift lever. The only thing different down there from last year is my Pro-Tek rearsets, but I don't think that would make a problem. If anyone has a solution please dispense the wonderfull knowledge.
 

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Adjust clutch
Change oil (rotella T) and fill to top level line

Should do the trick.
 

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Remember, adjusting the cable slack is NOT adjusting the clutch. Go to FAQS, engine and transmission, look for the clutch mantra.
 

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This sounds like the problem I was having before. You might have too much oil in it. Drain some oil out until you at about 3/4 full then try.
 

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This sounds like the problem I was having before. You might have too much oil in it. Drain some oil out until you at about 3/4 full then try.
Always run your first gen motors oil at the full level on your site glass. Too much oil will not effect the tansmissions action.
 

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Remember, adjusting the cable slack is NOT adjusting the clutch. Go to FAQS, engine and transmission, look for the clutch mantra.

+1 makes me laugh everytime at the track. Especially after a clutch pack install! "Dang this new clutch is slippery! I better tighten this cable up!"
 

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I completely blew past the "new rearsets" part.

The levers off the shift pedal and the transmission linkage should be as parallel as practical, and as perpendicular to the tie bar as practical. You may have to rotate the lever on the transmission (remove, rotate a spline or two, reinstall). It may take a try or two to get the pedal where you want it, the two arms parallel to each other and perpendicular to the tie bar as you can get them.
 

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A trick I sometimes use, dont know if it would help is to pop it into 1st gear, let our the clutch, try to roll it slowly and then lift up on the shifter without the clutch pulled in. Works every time for me.
 

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mine is very difficult to get into neutral as well. i eventually end up getting it to roll and walk with it a bit and click it into neutral.
 

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All I'm saying is I had the same problem, posted it on here and had multiple people tell me to drain some of the oil out. I didn't want to at first thinking they were wrong but finally I gave it a shot and haven't had any problems since.
 

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I give up. I've decided I never use neutral for anything so I'm just not gonna worry about it. Every gear engages smoothly. Its actually kinda nice not having neutral.
 
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