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Author Topic: False neutrals  (Read 2136 times)

squire

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Re: False neutrals
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 03:52:17 pm »
I was the original poster and all the advice is correct, after about 1,000kms the issue totally went away!! Did I teach the bike or did it teach me???

Rich Mintz

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Re: False neutrals
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 04:11:18 pm »
I'm glad to hear that. I'm at about 1200km and I definitely am finding I'm having less trouble finding gears -- still some trouble, but not as much as I was. So I think both the bike and I are adjusting!
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: False neutrals
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 04:17:32 pm »
I was the original poster and all the advice is correct, after about 1,000kms the issue totally went away!! Did I teach the bike or did it teach me???

I suspect the latter, though I'm sure none of us "expert" riders would admit that about our own skills ;)

trimleyman

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Re: False neutrals
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 02:18:18 pm »
even as I approach 10k miles I still miss the 2nd to 3rd shift and hit a false neutral when I forget I am riding my  G5. But then I also try to shift with the brake and brake with the shifter. That's what happens when you are dragged-up on British and Italian bikes from the 60s and 70s. My Ducati's had no false neutrals and changed clutchless at speed. My BSA and Triumph way different story. So when I hit that false neutral I figure it's me forgetting what I am riding.
Now 2011 Royal Enfield G5 and just added 2014 Continental GT
Then:-
1978 Ducati 900 GTES
1969 Ducati 350 Desmo Racer
1972 Mototrans Ducati 250 24 Horas
1965 Triumph Tiger Cub 200
1967 BSA Bantum

Ducati Scotty

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Re: False neutrals
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2013, 02:50:20 pm »
Another thing, make sure your chain slack is properly adjusted.

Scott

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Re: False neutrals
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2013, 08:34:42 pm »
........... Did I teach the bike or did it teach me???

betcha feel smarter now !
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