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Old 28th April 2011
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Default False neutral between 2-3 and other Tranny probs

Hey guys. I picked up a 2004 XB12R and I have put about 3,000 mi on it since then. Here's my issues:

There's a false neutral in between 2-3
When shifting into 2nd it pops back down to 1st or neutral

I adjusted the clutch, but it didn't change anything. Any suggestions?

Also, would either of these work for mine?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Buell...item33667a5405
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From my experience over the last over the last 37 years with 12 Harleys, Harley has never been able to have a neutral light work correctly all the time. As an Engineer this seems like an extremely simple thing to do.
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From my experience over the last over the last 37 years with 12 Harleys, Harley has never been able to have a neutral light work correctly all the time. As an Engineer this seems like an extremely simple thing to do.
Hmm.. Yeah I guess let me clarify. It's not the light. The bike is in "neutral" between 2nd and 3rd
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have you tried adjusting thr primary chain tension? that can cause all kinds of strange behavior if not in spec
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Sounds like it would need a look inside. There's clearance problems, fork problems, or gears that are worn to a point where they are not engaging and holding.

I can't comment knowledgeably on if either of the options you linked to would fit your application.
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Unfortunately, there isn't a trap door anymore. I have avoided opening up bottom ends up to this point, but I have a feeling I'm going to have to pop the cases on this one. The Primary chain wasn't really loose. It had freeplay, but not much.
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