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Old 06-12-2019, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SPRINGER View Post
As I see it, I learn by asking questions. I simply asked him why he chose to put his bike into neutral when he stopped at a stop light, to find out why he chose to do so. If my interest in learning something from the OP bothers you in any way, than so be it, cause it's between the OP and myself,no one else.
If ya put it in a thread, it for everybody to comment on. Your question is asked all the time, hell, it was previously asked in this thread, and the OP chose not to respond...

Have a nice day.
 
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:56 PM
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Everyone has traits that define their riding style. Some will drag the rear brake when entering corners, some blip the throttle when they down shift and some go into neutral at a stop light, especially if it's a long light with turning lanes. That's when I do it. Thank you all for your advice and opinions.
 
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan89FLSTC View Post
If ya put it in a thread, it for everybody to comment on. Your question is asked all the time, hell, it was previously asked in this thread, and the OP chose not to respond...

Have a nice day.
Well excuse me for wanting to ask questions, I'll try to refrain from doing so in the future.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:04 AM
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Ask any question you like on this forum . Questions are asked over and over again on this site, nothing wrong with that . I'am not going to search all theses threads for answers to questions I have ? I was taught to keep the bike in first gear at a stop or red light intersection in the event you need to get out of the way fast ! I admit if I'am riding local and I know it is a very long light I will shift into neutral . Where the hell are you going to move to in a very busy intersetion anyway ?
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:28 AM
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In the years Iíve ridden Iíve not seen someone rear-ended while at a light. I HAVE seen someone launched into traffic by blipping the throttle while holding in the clutch when the cable broke.

Stay aware and stay safe out there.
 
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In the years I’ve ridden I’ve not seen someone rear-ended while at a light. I HAVE seen someone launched into traffic by blipping the throttle while holding in the clutch when the cable broke.

Stay aware and stay safe out there.
I actually have on two accounts. One was retired Patrol Officer that never made it home and an MSF Coach that survived with such severe injuries he could no longer ride. However, more important than staying in gear so you can 'get out of the way', if you find yourself at a traffic light all alone and a wave of traffic is coming behind you....flash that brake light! Those drivers are watching the light so they can time full throttle and your puny little profile ain't cutting it. You have to get their attention! By the time you decide the car behind you does not see you and is about to steamroll you there is nothing you can do except jump straight up and for that you would be better off in N!
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by voornas View Post
Hi,
I have a 2019 Softail Slim with 500 miles on it. I'm finding it next to impossible finding neutral when coming to a stoplight. Is this something that will improve with the more miles I ride?
Have the Dealer check the clutch adjustment at your 1000 mile service. Also switch to HD Formula+ or the new HD full synthetic 80-140 gear oil in the transmission. This will end your finding neutral difficulties.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:53 PM
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My Sport Glide had this issue and so did my 2016 Fat Bob before it. I solved both by dissasembling the gear shift lever and the shifter rod ends and greasing each moving part before reassembly. HD only put a dab of grease on the lever and hope for the best! No problem since.
 

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Old 06-19-2019, 09:54 PM
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I find it diffcult as well. Drive me nuts when i park it in the garage and trying to find neutral and shut it off. Doing my 1000 mile service, swap the fluids and check all the clearances.
 
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by brudford View Post
Ask any question you like on this forum . Questions are asked over and over again on this site, nothing wrong with that . I'am not going to search all theses threads for answers to questions I have ? I was taught to keep the bike in first gear at a stop or red light intersection in the event you need to get out of the way fast ! I admit if I'am riding local and I know it is a very long light I will shift into neutral . Where the hell are you going to move to in a very busy intersetion anyway ?

Exactly. Most of the time I put it into neutral at a light. Especially if the traffic is already stopped behind me.
 
 


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