Permit to License YEAH
October 5, 2008 at 11:28 pm #2203cboliver40Participant
I just finished my beginner safety class and need information on the rebel.October 5, 2008 at 11:31 pm #13347MunchParticipant
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hOctober 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm #13348cboliver40Participant
I Thought I bought an 05 rebel last week…went today ( sunday 10-5-08) to ride it home. Runs like a charm. My husband was following me home in the truck. I stopped to tell him how much fun I was having and tried to shift into neutral…won’t go unless you turn the bike off. I thought since i am a beginner I must be doing something wrong…I went through all the steps, won’t go.
I took it back to the gal I bought it form and she says” Oh it never does, I always hold in the clutch? In my class, with the bike running we had to shift into neutral while running and hold up our left hand until signaled to do the next manuver. I felt there was something wrong with the bike but she says she has had the bike since it had 600 miles on it and she thinks that is just the way the bike is?! Any body know anything about this ? Should the bike be able shift into neutral while running?October 6, 2008 at 1:35 am #13357LongRangerParticipant
You should be able to shift it into neutral. I rode a rebel for awhile during my MSF class and was able to shift into neutral while the bike was on. On my virago it is sometimes difficult to get it into neutral while the bike is still rolling but easier when it is stopped. It was also hard to get into neautral when I first got the bike but as I got more used to the bike it became easier to find. If you are trying to find neautral from 1st it is usually easier then trying to find it from 2nd. I would say that if you can not get the bike into neatral at all while the bike is running then there is something that needs to be adjusted with the transmission, take it to a service tech and ask them to check it.October 6, 2008 at 1:51 am #13361bob250Participant
I took my MSF on a Rebel and the only way I could get it in nuetral was to give it some gas while shifting up from first or down from second. The instructor said the Rebel could be tempermental in that way but I would get it checked out.October 6, 2008 at 3:12 pm #13403DaggerParticipant
Congrats on your license! As for the Rebel.. Definitely go have it checked out.
I just want to make it out of this life alive…
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