Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Groton, MA, USA
Re: Problem shifting out of neutral to first
After I back out of my garage, I sometimes have trouble shifting into first. "Double clutching" seems to do the trick for me, I think it is a variation of what has been described above. (I pull in the clutch lever, step on the shifter...nothing. So I let the clutch out, then pull in again, she goes into gear with no problem.)
On another note, I just changed the clutch fluid and lubed the linkages...AWESOME! Shifting seems less clunky, almost "silky"...ok, I know I won't get away with that on this board...but seriously, what an improvement. I ride an '02 with 21k miles. At this rate, I will be upgrading the throttle cables soon...
Best of luck!
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1980 Honda 750 Four-utilitarian, classic
1978 Honda 450 Four-took it apart, couldn't put it back together...
1976 Suzuki GT 250-2 stroke screamer