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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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update positive neutral

I posted a while back about my vulcan transmission being kinda clunky when shifting and the positive neutral switch not working all the time. The bike sat at the dealer for over 2 weeks before he even looked at it. I was sweating it was a big problem on my almost new bike. He said no problems, that's just how they work, $100 please. Glad to get it back but hey .....2 weeks before a road test?? Poor service turnaround imo.
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I've never had a problem hitting neutral so far.... 10k miles... My Voyager isn't called Betty Clunker for nothing......

The only time mine doesn't clunk in a gear change is from a start and I am in 6th by the time I am doing 15 miles an hour.... other than that.... clunks every gear change...

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Yes they clunk into gear and sound like a java grinder when riding down the road but 10k with only oil and tier change and when you go out to ride no surprises just get on and go what could be better. My gear indecator dose lag or hang in 5th and od
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They kept your bike two weeks, and had the gull to charge you 100 bucks for a road test. Probably road it five minutes and found it normal. I am a auto tech and we would never charge that much for no problem. In fact we would say no charge. Just come back for service when needed. That wins a customer for life. I would never go back there.
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$100 for a test ride? WOW! I guess that will keep you from wasting their time, which means when there is something potentially serious you will be hestitant to tell them.

If you positive neutral finder will let you shift into second while at a standstill then there is either something wrong with your positive neutral finder or Kawasaki redesigned it.

If it were me, I would call Kawasaki directly and ask them how the positive neutral finder works.

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I recall reading that the positive neutral finder will not work if the bike is not on level ground.

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I have not ever had a problem with the neutral finder as long as I am stopped.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 11:00 AM
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the neutral finder only works properly if the motorcycle is. when it rolls just a little. then it can happen that it does not work or is difficult to find.
it is best to connect them in the first transition and then in the idle.
sometimes looks after the engine oil. kawasaki writes 5 liter motor oil.
with 5.3 liter motor oil on the gearbox quieter and better.

sorry for my bad english

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My experience indicates the positive neutral finder works perfect IF: 1. The bike is NOT rolling. 2. You are in 1st gear shifting UP.
If you are in 2nd shifting down, it will NOT stop in neutral.

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I've never had a problem hitting neutral so far.... 10k miles... My Voyager isn't called Betty Clunker for nothing......

The only time mine doesn't clunk in a gear change is from a start and I am in 6th by the time I am doing 15 miles an hour.... other than that.... clunks every gear change...
Positive Neutral finder?? What's that? I'm lucky if I can find ANY gear. Forget about the indicator in the instrument cluster, half the time it doesn't show any gear. Oh Yeah, and it does clunk.....

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