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Hi i was trying to do a burnout on my 2008 harley 1200 sporster and after my bike will not go in to gear it is like it is stuck in neutral. Thanks Tim

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Well, the first thing to look for is a broken rear belt. If there's no belt to turn the rear wheel, the transmission will feel like it's in neutral regardless of the gear.

Also, pull the front pulley cover where the master cylinder is. Take a look at the front pulley, I've seen these strip the splines out of themselves under conditions like this.

If the rear belt and the pully is good, with the engine off, rock the bike backwards and forwards while attempting to shift the gears. Does the transmission shift? If you cannot feel it shift or attempt to shift, you may have a problem with the shifter pawl but usually this doesn't happen with doing a burn out.

If you cannot determine what the problem is this way, the only alternative is to pull the outer primary and keep on going until you find the problem.

Good luck
Steve

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