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It is operating correctly. After the bike has been put into gear once then returned to neutral it likely wonít go back into gear until the bike is started. Itís part of the neutral lockout. All VNís do it. I can walk out to any one of my bikes and have the same effect. You should be able to bump the starter and rotate the trans enough to put it into gear one more time. After coming out of gear again, it shouldnít go back in until started.

The long and short of it is that itís an effect of the 3 ball bearings in the positive neutral finder hanging on until the engine rotates.
My 85 does the same thing

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Originally Posted by OleDirtyDoc View Post
My 85 does the same thing

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Yep, itís not a feature, itís just the way these work with the bearings. They catch a lot.

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Mine for sure doesn't do this, but I'm certainly glad to know how to un-stick it if it ever does!

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Originally Posted by Spockster View Post
I've never had a problem on mine.

Jerry - Think he's going to need around 5-10mph to get into 2nd.
Yes, I forgot about that positive neutral finder. Kawasaki's answer to a problem that didn't exist.

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