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Offline sidetrack

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Finding neutral while motor is running
« on: February 14, 2012, 06:44:06 pm »
I find it a serious up and down tap dance to try and get into neutral on the 610. Sometimes the neutral light will come on but it will still be in gear. I adjusted the clutch and got new Motul in there but seems the same. Motor off is easy. Is this normal for these bikes ? Not a big issue but maybe something I can do to improve it ?
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Re: Finding neutral while motor is running
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 07:53:32 pm »
Seems very much normal with these bikes from what I hear = I have found that a full synthetic oilchange has helped. The other thing I have found is that a practiced blip of the throttle or slight rise in revs helps one find neutral when at rest (as opposed to the engine idling).
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Re: Finding neutral while motor is running
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 08:02:33 pm »
Hi J --set the clutch in at the lever and start to set it just before the bottom push lever --under the carb. Once that has been done set it at the top as required --some 610's struggle others not -- i find my SM no problem and the TE i need to get it into neutral before i stop and as Dom say's Blip it -- also make sure the gear lever has no play on the splines --
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Re: Finding neutral while motor is running
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 08:19:21 pm »
Hi J --set the clutch in at the lever and start to set it just before the bottom push lever --under the carb. Once that has been done set it at the top as required --some 610's struggle others not -- i find my SM no problem and the TE i need to get it into neutral before i stop and as Dom say's Blip it -- also make sure the gear lever has no play on the splines --
Thanks will give it a go. I caught the gear lever with slight play, removed cleaned and tightend properly. It's rock solid.
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Re: Finding neutral while motor is running
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 07:19:37 am »
On the KTM RFS bikes it's easier to find neutral if the bike's moving. Maybe try it.