Hey all...I have a new '16 XG 750...I sometimes find it hard upshifting from 2nd to 3rd...the bike only has 30 some miles on it...will it get smoother as the miles pile on?
Check the Shift Linkage. My 15 had a Shifting problem. Found it to be one of the Nuts was Loose. Where the Linkage goes inside the Transmission. I think I needed a 8 and 10mm wrench.
What? Are you being serious? You think or you know? There is only 2 answers to that... I assume you meant "American standard" and not wrenches in general, they come in many different shapes and sizes (Flare, Box, Open, Crescent, Crow, adjustable, etc). The Hex bolt heads are all metric (4mm and 5mm I've used repeatedly), put a standard size in there and you will round it out internally. Almost everything is Metric, most manufacturers stopped making/using Imperial (American standard/fractions) many years ago. Every recent (last 15 years) car, truck, and motorcycle I have worked on has all been of metric standard, not Imperial...Why did you use a 10mm wrench?
I believe that Harleys use American wrenches. If I don't have the right size, then I use an adjustable monkey wrench.
Was the tour worth doing? I live in OP and have thought about driving my street up there for the tour.Um, well, for sure there is a factory in Milwaukee, but the Streets are made in Kansas City, MO - I've been to the factory and I live in Kansas City - google Harley Davidson factory tours and you'll find it.
Sorry to burst your bubble, Harley Davidson is an American made motorcycle, but as we said, this particular series, the 500 and 750 are METRIC!!! India, China, and the UK would laugh if we used imperial standards on this series. Globalization is what they were going for with these models.Sorry to burst your bubbles but Harley Davidsons are American made, not like that metric jap and euro crap.
I may have used the wrong terminology, I meant to say a Craftsman adjustable cresent wrench.
And there may be a few screws that you might get away with using a metric size wrench.
You are so right. I've been wearing my Nike running shoes for the first 2 months of ownership and just broke down and bought boots last week. I definitely find it easier to shift, avoid short shifts and find neutral.May sound strange but I had this problem till I bought a different pair of shoes. I was wearing some pretty flimsy leather boots when I first bought my Street, and had a lot of trouble up-shifting. After I bought some more heavy duty Redwing boots those problems went away. Every once in a while I hop on the bike with more light weight foot wear and the shift problem is right back.