Hard Neutral

Question Hello, I’m having a problem getting my 2009 Street Glide into neutral, hard neutral, when it’s hot and running. I have to shut the bike off to put it in neutral.


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Answer Verify that your clutch adjustment is correct. Otherwise, you will need to explore further. You may need to replace your clutch, or possibly clutch hub/clutch hub bearing. Also, be sure to inspect your compensator assembly. There are know issues in this area.



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11 Responses to “Hard Neutral”
  1. Jim

    Have you serviced the primary fluid? Under full or over full will make neutral hard to find.

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  2. Stuart McConnell

    Riding a sportier low xl 2008.
    The primary chain adjuster disintegrated. Now replaced along with a new primary drive chain.
    I can’t adjust the slack enough.
    Engine drives fine but the noise is horrendous.
    Like a can of nuts n bolts.
    Any ideas of how to fix.
    Don’t trust all my local hog dealers. All sharks on the take.

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  3. Mark

    Bought an ’82 Ironhead, came with drag pipes and no baffles.
    Owner claims there’s 1500 miles on the valve job without baffles..what is the potential effect on those valves with no back pressure?

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  4. gorillaman

    The clutch play at the lever is crucial as is the primary fluid level. Pre 2014’s should be filled just before the fluid comes out the lower cover bolt holes and 2014+ are exactly 1 litre.

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  5. robert bailor

    I LIVED WITH THE NO FIND NEUTRAL ON MINE FOR 2 MONTH, TOOK IT TO HARLEY THEY ADJUSTED EVERYTHING, WANTED TO REBUILD THE CLUTCH PACK. FINALLY BOUGHT A SERVICE BOOK, DRAIN PRIMARY, ADD 28 OZ, NOT 32 OZ’S OF FLUID NOW NO PROBLEM WITH NEUTRAL, I HAVE THE FLSTS 1998

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