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Neutral on my Harley

My 2002 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 has a lot of play in neutral gear. It is like the gear has gotten bigger. Even when the neutral light is not on, it is in neutral...

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Be blessed you have a 2002 as you can easily access the tranny unlike the new ones where you have to pull the engine and split the cases, what was harley thinking??? my first guess would be the pawl carrier springs. when in gear, the shift forks sorta take up some slack but you still should notice a little more than usual with the bad pawl springs. when in neutral no gears are meshed so notible slack will be present and the neutral switch will find it more difficult to turn on because of the wider area. if you have problems shifting, the more serious problems can be calling. if you are handy, you can repair this yourself.

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