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Offline rayprime

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Neutral when cold
on: March 22, 2020, 10:19:51 PM
Does anybody else have issues with finding neutral when cold on  new boke. I have had 3 Z1000sx and they al went into neutral easily, admittedly they didn't have quick shifter nor sure if that should make  a difference

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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 01:18:41 AM
I do if the bike is cold and I ride it about 50 ft.  I say 50 ft because that's the difference from my parking spot to the access panel to leave the garage at work.  I've never noticed it any other time, and if its cold and I haven't moved the bike it goes into and out of neutral fine when I've tried.

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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 08:29:54 AM
*Originally Posted by rayprime [+]
Does anybody else have issues with finding neutral when cold on  new boke. I have had 3 Z1000sx and they al went into neutral easily, admittedly they didn't have quick shifter nor sure if that should make  a difference

I haven't had any major issues, only on a few occasions, I expect/hope it will improve with more mileage  :169:   
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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 09:21:00 AM
Yes, I have the same problem. Now in my  garage is about 8-11 degrees Celsius. The best thing is that with the engine off there is no problem finding a neutral. I am thinking about changing the oil, now there is 7100 4T 10W-40, because such oil is used at the dealer. On the other hand, warm spring is around the corner :)

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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 08:25:03 AM
According to the user  manual, it has a positive stop on neutral when not moving and this should not happen, lets hope it goes after first oil change. dealer is now closed because of larger bug  so will have to wait.

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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 05:52:15 PM
I did initially but now I've reached 600 miles the gear changes are much smoother and I can find neutral every time. At first it was a lottery and, despite the Kawasaki neutral finder, it was more likely to find second.

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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 06:38:22 PM
OK guys, time for the newbie question. I don't know if there is an issue with finding Neutral when bike is cold because I always leave in Neutral when it is going to be parked?

Any input on what you guys do when you are leaving the bike parked for a while? Neutral or in gear?

Thanks again for all of the support you guys give.

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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 06:39:40 PM
Always in first gear and wherever possible with the bike facing uphill ... I allow the bike to roll back so that the bike is 'holding 'the gear thereby stopping any chance of the bike moving and rolling off its sidestand 
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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 06:44:11 PM
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*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Always in first gear and wherever possible with the bike facing uphill ... I allow the bike to roll back so that the bike is 'holding 'the gear thereby stopping any chance of the bike moving and rolling off its sidestand
Simple adjustment in how I do it. First gear it is.

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Re: Neutral when cold
Reply #9 on: March 27, 2020, 02:31:27 AM
I have 8000 miles now and mine still does it more often than not. When the bike is cold and the the bike is in a high idle it is almost impossible to find N. Fortunately it only last a short time until the bike is a bit warmer.
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