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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-04-2010, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,

I really need your help. I was riding home from work (25mi ride), and a block from home, the bike got stuck in one gear - I think.

I cannot shift to neutral, no matter what I try. Once I start the motor, it runs fine, until I begin to release the clutch. Once I release the clutch, the RPM drops, and the engine stalls.

To get her home, I only slighly released the clutch, giving the wheel enough power to roll home (5-10mph) and gave it a tiny bit of throttle to keep the RPMs high enough to get her moving. To my limited knowledge, I think she's stuck in a higher gear (3rd perhaps). Now she's home. What do I check? Any ideas?

By the way, it was 95F today, and have ridden the whole 25mi in constant acceleration/deceleration as part of my break-in. Did she overheat? Is it normal for her to stay in some strange gear? When I release the clutch, partly, the instrument cluster did display various gears, such as 3, 2, and 1.

Please help with any input you might be able to provide. Thank you!

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Check your shifter and shift linkage rod and make sure it isn't binding on anything.

It sounds like you are stuck in gear.

Also forget about trying to find Neutral for now. Try and take her through the gears while sitting still.
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Check your shifter and shift linkage rod and make sure it isn't binding on anything.

It sounds like you are stuck in gear.

Also forget about trying to find Neutral for now. Try and take her through the gears while sitting still.
Not sure I can take her through gears, thanks to the Neutral Assist feature, but I'll go inspect some more. When I try shifting, I hear the tranny "clank" - I'll try to move it up and down and see if it gets me anywhere.

Btw, should I wait 'till she cools off before I attempt anything, or that doesn't matter?

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Thanks diamond! I sat on her, and just switched gears up and down, and neutral showed up! I think she's back to normal. Is getting stuck in gear common? Have I done something wrong to cause this? This is my first time being stuck in gear. Please advise.

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I would take a look at the shift linkage. It may be binding.

Check the oil. You never know.
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Shift linkage looks OK to the naked eye, from the outside at least. I just took he for a spin, and it happened again. While decelrating, I came to a stop, and couldn't get it back into neutral again. So I turned off the motor, and tapped up and then down a few times, and it went to neutral. So it doesn't want to go to neutral while running?

Will check fluids as soon as she cools off a little...

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You should get it back to the dealer.Something is wrong.Your transmission is suppose to be smooth shifting in the new bikes.That was a big improvement this year.Even the older bikes don't get stuck in gear as far as I've seen.My Kingpin has a hard time finding neutral when hot,but never sticks in any gear.

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You should get it back to the dealer.Something is wrong.Your transmission is suppose to be smooth shifting in the new bikes.That was a big improvement this year.Even the older bikes don't get stuck in gear
+100 on that
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Take it to the dealer
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This is probably a dumb question but are you downshifting to first gear when coming to a stop. I've noticed a bit of trans issue if I, say, come off the freeway and don't steadily downshift while slowing down and coming to a stop. The first time it happened I was a little surprised but not much. My HD does the same thing.
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