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11-09-2019 06:08 PM
VN750Rider/Jerry
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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.
11-08-2019 12:48 PM
Thorn Mine for sure doesn't do this, but I'm certainly glad to know how to un-stick it if it ever does!
11-08-2019 02:54 AM
One1
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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.
11-07-2019 06:58 PM
OleDirtyDoc
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Originally Posted by One1 View Post
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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11-07-2019 06:26 PM
Spockster
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Not under those conditions it wonít. The second he bumps the starter itíll drop into gear.
I've never had a problem on mine.

Jerry - Think he's going to need around 5-10mph to get into 2nd.
11-07-2019 03:21 PM
VN750Rider/Jerry Unable to see the video. I also recommend it have oil in it. The cheapest Walmart supertech oil will be fine for now. If you put it on the centerstand and move the rear wheel back and forth, it should easily shift through all the gears by hand. If it doesn't, something is wrong. Others will disagree with me, but IMO if you need to tear the engine down, you couldn't have picked a worse bike. This is probably the most complex motorcycle ever made. I was an auto mechanic/hot rodder/drag racer for over 36 years, and have built many racing engines (cars) mostly old school small block Chevys. I won't even attempt to work on this engine. I also rebuilt a lot of 2 stroke engines back in the '70s when I was racing MX. It was part of the deal. I would strongly suggest watching Andrew Roth's videos and giving it a lot of thought before attempting to split the cases on one of these things. If there is a mechanical problem inside, I'd part it out on eBay and get another bike. I have a 2002 Vulcan 750 I bought new wit 108,000 miles on it and a blown engine (broken rear cam chain) I never even considered trying to fix it. I bought a low mileage 1997 model, and am fixing it up and transferring all the accessories from the one with a blown engine over to it.

Link to videos https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...oth+vulcan+750

I was 60 last March. Time marches on.
11-07-2019 02:56 PM
One1 And for good measure a demo of bumping it out of the neutral lockout. Super easy to get them into lockout because of the three ball bearings, also super easy to get them out.

11-07-2019 02:33 PM
One1 Not under those conditions it won’t. The second he bumps the starter it’ll drop into gear.
11-07-2019 11:51 AM
Spockster It should always drop into 1st.
11-07-2019 10:35 AM
One1 It is operating correctly. After the bike has been put into gear once then returned to neutral it likely won’t go back into gear until the bike is started. It’s part of the neutral lockout. All VN’s 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 shouldn’t go back in until started.

The long and short of it is that it’s an effect of the 3 ball bearings in the positive neutral finder hanging on until the engine rotates.
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