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Unhappy Struggling to find neutral gear

Hi there,I have a z1000sx 2014
I went out on it today and when I reached my destination it took a few attempts to find neutral .


And suggestions ?
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These bikes are actually great for finding neutral.

Go to 1st gear when at a stop, then just shift up. It wont let you go to second while sitting still.

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Is your clutch lever friction point almost to the grip? If so you may need to adj it further out

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If I want to be in neutral when I come to a stop I'll downshift to second, then just very lightly press the top of the shifter till it clicks into neutral instead of down to first.

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agree w/92 although with any bike, (that I have ever been on) when the shifter seems 'stuck', sometimes I will have to let out the clutch just a little, while stopped, then try again to engage a different gear or N.
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I just scoot it forward and back sometimes, if I need to. That lets it in.


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I ran into an issue for the first time today. I was in 1st at a light and wanted neutral. It went straight to second instead of hitting the positive neutral finder.

I put it back in first, tried again and it went straight to second again. So I was like WTF?!?! Put it back in first, eased the clutch out some to bog the engine against the brakes.

Pulled the clutch back in, shifted up again and hit the PNF and it stayed in neutral. I guess sometimes it hangs and doesn't do it's thing. Roll it a little with the clutch and it should work for you.

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NOPE! My neutral lock out has never worked either, I FEEL YOUR PAIN! Just gotta be super gentle with it...


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I ran into an issue for the first time today. I was in 1st at a light and wanted neutral. It went straight to second instead of hitting the positive neutral finder.

I put it back in first, tried again and it went straight to second again. So I was like WTF?!?! Put it back in first, eased the clutch out some to bog the engine against the brakes.

Pulled the clutch back in, shifted up again and hit the PNF and it stayed in neutral. I guess sometimes it hangs and doesn't do it's thing. Roll it a little with the clutch and it should work for you.
I found that after about 1k miles oil drops viscosity in half and its getting harder to get in neutral. At least on my bike.
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Yeah mine is coming up on needing an oil change so that's possible.

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"It's not a party until someone throws up on a stripper."

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