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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Minor Annoyance - vt750dc Finding Neutral?

man, my steed loves to skip neutralwhen im activley trying to find it. At a stop light giving the wrists and arms a break, she sjust shifts right thu to 2nd, click back down, to first, usually takes 2-3 tries to settle in. the only time she willingly goes is cold at startup, she goes right home when im suiting up.

is this just me or endemic to the 750's ?

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Use a little finness. Mine will do the same thing if I'm club footin' it. Although I never take it out of gear at a light.


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man i wear timbs, theygot 0 in the fiinesse dpt, hell shes a pia in shower shoes bro
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You are not shifting gears when gong into neutral. You are only shifting out of a gear. Gentle pressure only.

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Sometimes the oil you use can cause it too. I originally ran motul mineral and it didn't go into neutral well either. The gear shifts were very clunky as well. I then changed to Penrite fully synthetic and shifts as smooth as butter (still clunks a little into first, but that is normal). Now I know many will now say not to use synthetic oil but I have no problems with it at all.

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Yep, mine's a bit contrary also, especially when idling sitting dead still in first.
Try very light up pleasure and guick throttle bump - slips right into neutral...

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When was the oil changed last???
Around 5,000 miles I change oil soas to beat this "Wore out oil Syndrom:


Mine gets REAL Perfinicky after 6,000,
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It's a Honda thing. They didn't want it to be perfect.
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It's a Honda thing. They didn't want it to be perfect.
hey, just thought it was me and my size 13s
hey pops , the oil has around 600 miles on it
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You might aughtta check the shifter linkage and adjust some of the Freeplay outta it...

Check them bushings involved too,
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You CAN adjust the shift linkage IF needed


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