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Offline Harrycaine

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Finding Neutral
« on: July 11, 2019, 07:17:20 PM »
Finding Neutral seem to be a challenge when the bike is hot. Often get "-- " in the display , not a really big deal but a little irritating. Anyone else see this (2018, 2800 miles)

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 07:55:21 PM »
Works fine for me, 2019 model 6,000 miles, but
being a bit useless if I come to a stop and I am still in third, it is really hard to get it down, and then into neutral.  Then I lose the gear reading.
Even worse from fourth   :008:

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 08:18:47 PM »
Adjust your gear lever so its right for your boot at rest and make sure the chain is tensioned correctly.
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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 11:13:20 PM »
Kawasaki’s have a neutral finder. If you are stopped and in first gear just click up and it should only go into neutral, it won’t go into second unless the bike is moving.

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 12:14:40 AM »
Same problems on mine finding neutral is erratic at times mostly when hot. Chain and lever set properly. Really annoying
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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 01:36:56 AM »
I'm normally in 1st by the time the bike comes to a stop but sometimes I forget. If it doesn't go into neutral or 1st easily while stopped I let the clutch out just a little then pull back and that allows the gears to mesh without a problem.

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 09:46:59 AM »
An oil change often cures this problem

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 10:08:40 AM »
Personally think it's fairly normal on most bikes and don't consider it a problem myself  :019:
As KD states, having your lever correctly positioned helps, but being gentle when looking for neutral and also sometimes if it doesn't engage first time, I'll rock the bike back/forth a tad and it'll drop in in my experience  :028:
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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 08:10:00 PM »
Sounds like most of us have the same issue. This one is worse than most other bikes I've ever had, but you're right most do it to a degree.

Good tip on the neutral finder, thanks for that one.

I do find that when I get the "--"  if I carefully let out the clutch it's often in neutral anyway and once the clutch is out "N" magically appears.

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Re: Finding Neutral
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 10:25:29 AM »
just to put it in to context, I'm 2400 miles on a 2019 Z1000SX and have had no problems at all. But the Tiger 1050 I traded in was a nightmare.. Funnily all advice was same, good lever adjustment, good chain tension and good oil.....