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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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2005 Wide Glide. Difficult to shift from 1st to 2nd it seems

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2005 Wide Glide. Difficult to shift from 1st to 2nd it seems to want ot stay in neutral, I have to pull up on shifter several times before engaging. all other gears shift fine. What might be the solution?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

the most common cause of shifting problems is a mis-adjusted clutch.

perform a clutch adjustment and let me know if your problem persists.

let me know if you need instructions to adjust he clutch and the clutch cable.