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bigjimmyw13
28th April 2011, 20:58
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/2007-11-SPORTSTER-1200cc-TRANSMISSION-COMPLETE-NICE-CHK-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3cb75fc1f2QQitemZ26077 4543858QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Buell-900-firebolt-transmission-fits-evo-sportster-91-/220762625029?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item33667a5405

Bob F
29th April 2011, 00:10
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.

bigjimmyw13
29th April 2011, 00:30
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

Horse
29th April 2011, 00:35
have you tried adjusting thr primary chain tension? that can cause all kinds of strange behavior if not in spec

sunchild2071
29th April 2011, 00:36
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.

bigjimmyw13
29th April 2011, 00:46
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.