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I've got about 35 miles on the Street 750, but have had difficulty finding neutral. Previous attempts to get the bike into neutral from either 1st or 2nd were tricky and often took me several tries. I thought this was just because I was new to the bike, but yesterday I decided there is a problem.

Right now the bike is in Neutral and the neutral indicator is off - This is a problem, right?

I suspect this is something that can be adjusted, but I have not called the dealer yet to discuss.
 

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I think while you wait for a response here that it might be a good idea to call the dealer, might get a faster response to this question.
 

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Hi All -
I've got about 35 miles on the Street 750, but have had difficulty finding neutral. Previous attempts to get the bike into neutral from either 1st or 2nd were tricky and often took me several tries. I thought this was just because I was new to the bike, but yesterday I decided there is a problem.

Right now the bike is in Neutral and the neutral indicator is off - This is a problem, right?

I suspect this is something that can be adjusted, but I have not called the dealer yet to discuss.
it could be something as minor as a small adjustment to your gear control that is not make the indicator indicate. give them a call.
 

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Make sure you are in first. You can find a "neutral" between 3rd and 4th. Hard to find but it is there.
 

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difficulty finding neutral is a symptom of clutch plate drag in a high proportion of cases , you can try tightening the cable to open the plates further when you pull the lever , remember to keep a tiny amount of cable free play , if it doesn't work adjust it back and see dealer as somethings wrong inside , hope it helps . kbull
 

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Hi All -
I've got about 35 miles on the Street 750, but have had difficulty finding neutral. Previous attempts to get the bike into neutral from either 1st or 2nd were tricky and often took me several tries. I thought this was just because I was new to the bike, but yesterday I decided there is a problem.

Right now the bike is in Neutral and the neutral indicator is off - This is a problem, right?

I suspect this is something that can be adjusted, but I have not called the dealer yet to discuss.
I have had the issue of no "N" on the ODO even when the bike is in neutral - especially when I have ridden it a while- I suspect this may have to do with the magnetic switch that detects the neutral position.The dealer replaced the switch during my first service and it has been * marginally* better, occasionally not indicating neutral-- I suspect this is a design issue rather than an individual bike problem and Harley needs to address this!
 

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Mine has 10 miles and is also difficult to get in neutral. The salesman got it into neutral easily four times in a row. He said it's just tight because it's new.

I have noticed it's easy to get into neutral with the ignition off.
 

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We have 48 miles on it. Yesterday, she took it around the block and it would not down shift.
I was able to get it into N but after shifting to first then to second was not able to get back into 1st.
I also have an issue with it starting easily coming off trickle charger.
Calling the dealership today.
 

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I now have 60 miles on mine. It's a little easier to get into neutral. I have found if I put upward pressure and "miss" neutral, I can barely plight some downward pressure and trigger the light. I think it is sometimes in neutral but not perfectly enough for the light to come on.
 

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I now have 60 miles on mine. It's a little easier to get into neutral. I have found if I put upward pressure and "miss" neutral, I can barely plight some downward pressure and trigger the light. I think it is sometimes in neutral but not perfectly enough for the light to come on.
That can be true. Sometimes you're in neutral but the light doesn't come on simply because it's not perfectly aligned to trigger the light.


Yes, as the gears wear in it does become easier to shift in all gears. Basically use wears the sharp edges off of the gears that remain after machining. This is a minor problem caused because manufacturers don't properly "deburr" after machining to save cost. It actually take a lot of time to do the deburring which will occur naturally with use. Racers do this which is why a racing transmission is a lot more expensive than a stock transmission. Sometimes they are radically chamfered to improve transmission performance but that isn't required for general riding applications.
 

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Found the extra neutral and finding Neutral

Make sure you are in first. You can find a "neutral" between 3rd and 4th. Hard to find but it is there.
I read this thread before going out to ride recently. I admit I was a bit skeptical about the neutral between 3rd and 4th. While making a right turn in a turn lane after having downshifted from 6th to 3rd, I was planning to shift back up to 4th and found that neutral. I am glad I wasn't surprised and with a simple upclick got back into 4th and traveled along. Was glad to have read bout this neutral - Thanks bbally.
As for the "official" Neutral, I agree, my bike does seem to get into that Neutral much more easily after 500 mile and 1000 miles. Or does that just mean I am better at finding it with more miles under my belt?
I also agree with HowlOnWheels that Neutral is easier to find when the bike is moving slightly. I keep my bike in a storage unit and have to stop on each entry and exit to the storage lot to enter my key code, thus giving me lots of practice getting into Neutral. And I have gotten much better at pulling up and getting into Neutral quickly with the first attempt.
To summarize, thanks for sharing knowledge in the forum, was nice to have in my mind when I didn't get the gear I thought I had. And aren't we lucky to get to have so much fun while we practice to get better finding Neutral?
 

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Most welcome. Glad it helped you.
 

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I've actually been having problems shifting into 2nd gear these last two weeks. It's like I try to go from 1st to 2nd and it falls out or won't catch 2nd gear and drops into neutral. I'll hear it click like it caught the gear, and then it just revs. Maybe I'm not getting off the clutch quick enough or something. Has anybody else had this problem?
 

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Same problem when new.

I was having the same problem finding neutral. I now have over 400 miles on my bike. Getting the bike into neutral is almost impossible from first. You have to give a hard toe-up to get it out of first and so it pops straight to second. Getting it into neutral from second is much easier so that is what I do. I have no problem going from second to neutral. Give that a try. I am hoping that it will loosen up before my 1000 mile break-in service. If not, I'm hoping that they can adjust this for me.
 

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I had the same problem but as others have said it is getting easier with time.
My neutral light only comes on about a quarter of the time.
I did have a problem with it not going into gear when I shifted. I did some research and found the bike is very picky on where it likes to shift. Perhaps you are just shifting to early or to late???
 

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I did have a problem with it not going into gear when I shifted. I did some research and found the bike is very picky on where it likes to shift. Perhaps you are just shifting to early or to late???
I recently started noticing this as well when going into a higher gear (about 500 miles on mine now), However I couldn't tell if it was just poor shifting technique or a genuine problem. I've tried to be much more deliberate about pulling my boot back to let the lever drop down completely after shifting to a higher gear and this seemed to make a difference... Again, I'm still not convinced either way :)
 

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I've noticed when shifting into neutral, the light won't come on a good percent of the time. But if I wiggle the shift lever a little it will light up. It's a minor annoyance in my opinion.
 
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