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Offline JohnnyH950   nz

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Problem getting into neutral
on: July 04, 2020, 11:08:45 pm
July 04, 2020, 11:08:45 pm
Hi
Not sure if any one else is having this problem but after two years of trouble free riding I am finding it increasingly difficult to get my bike into neutral. When I do eventually find neutral after some delicate work with my boot whilst holding my breath, it still shows 1st gear on the display and I cannot put the side stand down without the engine cutting out. Any ideas?

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Re: Problem getting into neutral
Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 10:22:22 am
July 05, 2020, 10:22:22 am
I presume you have tried turning the the handlebar clutch cable adjuster a few turns out ? I, along with several others on this forum have found this to be the solution

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 11:32:22 am
    July 05, 2020, 11:32:22 am
    +1 for checking clutch free play.  There's a fairly clear explanation in the manual how to do it. Cold engine,  make sure there is 3 to 4 mm of free play at the lever. 

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 05:51:34 pm
    July 05, 2020, 05:51:34 pm
    Another for the clutch being the issue.  I have span adjustable clutch lever and I had adjusted it to be closer to the grip. Caused problems changing gear in 1 and 2, as well as not finding neutral. 

    So I adjusted the lever out and sorted the freeplay and its back to normal.

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 07:55:59 pm
    July 10, 2020, 07:55:59 pm
    *Originally Posted by JohnnyH950 [+]
    Hi
    Not sure if any one else is having this problem but after two years of trouble free riding I am finding it increasingly difficult to get my bike into neutral. When I do eventually find neutral after some delicate work with my boot whilst holding my breath, it still shows 1st gear on the display and I cannot put the side stand down without the engine cutting out. Any ideas?

    Besides what was mentioned already, chain tension oke?

    Offline JohnnyH950   nz

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 10:35:49 pm
    July 10, 2020, 10:35:49 pm
    Hi everyone
    Thanks for your replies. Im away for work at the moment but looking forward to getting home and trying these tips.

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #6 on: July 13, 2020, 04:31:25 pm
    July 13, 2020, 04:31:25 pm
    Johnny H , I have the same problem and I have diagnosed the gear selector Indicator switch which is located at the rear of the gearbox, i understand this not an unknown fault the switch sticks internally indicating 1st gear when in fact in neutral. My dealer is Ducati Manchester the switch is on order, once fitted I will confirm if that is a good fix. T

    Offline JohnnyH950   nz

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 05:31:15 am
    July 16, 2020, 05:31:15 am
    Thanks T. That sounds logical. I have adjusted the clutch cable as suggested and it is easier to get into neutral but the display still tells me it is 1st gear. I look forward to hearing how you get on.

    Cheers.

    Johnny

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 09:32:15 pm
    July 16, 2020, 09:32:15 pm
    Having a hydraulic clutch doesn't make this issue go away, mine can be a real c@nt to find neutral or I get a line......with my old 950 it did get better with more miles, I'm just hoping my 1260 does the same as I'm only 2500miles in
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

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    Re: Problem getting into neutral
    Reply #9 on: July 24, 2020, 10:37:46 am
    July 24, 2020, 10:37:46 am
    my 950S doesn't suffer so much.  on my 2018 MS950 i had, i found it easiest to slip it into neutral whilst rolling to a stop...otherwise it was also a pig to select/find at times.

     


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