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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Hard to get in neutral while running

I have a 1986 GSXR750, while running it almost impossible to get into neutral. From first it will pop straight into second, while the engine is off it's about normal getting it into neutral? Is this an adjustment issue?
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Re: Hard to get in neutral while running

You can try adjusting your clutch cable. My K7 600 was the same way though, I found it easier to go from 2nd to N by slightly tapping on the shifter lol.
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Re: Hard to get in neutral while running

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You can try adjusting your clutch cable. My K7 600 was the same way though, I found it easier to go from 2nd to N by slightly tapping on the shifter lol.
1st Gen 750 has hydraulic clutch,there is no cable to adjust. Your K7 600 is irrelevant in the oil-cooled forum

That being said,I'd have a look at the basket/hub for notches/grooves which would cause the plates to hang up,causing issues finding neutral,etc
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Re: Hard to get in neutral while running

It could be as simple as needing to bleed the clutch hydraulics. Air will stop the clutch releasing fully, causing drag.
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Re: Hard to get in neutral while running

Aftermarket clutches (cough...cough...Barnett...cough) are notorious for this due to their extra grippy nature.
Sometimes a slight back/forth rocking motion will help find neutral.
Otherwise a small, though annoying, price to pay for the extra performance they provide.
Another method is to seek neutral while rolling to a stop though not yet fully stopped.
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