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    apriliaforum Member rsvrick's Avatar
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    Hard to find neutral

    My new (to me) '12 Tuono has me doing a tap dance at stop lights trying to find neutral. 1st-2nd-1st-2nd ....you know the drill. Is this a common idiosyncrasy with this bike or is it a simple fix like adjusting the clutch cable or adjusting the idle? Am I the only one? I know the PO had to replace the clutch cable, which I thought was a little weird since the bike only has 5k miles, but I don't know exactly why. Is there an inherent problem with the clutch on the early Tuonos?
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    Common!

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    Pop it in to nutral before coming to a complete stop.

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    Normal. Drove me crazy in the beginning but you get used to it pretty quickly.

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    Inch the bike forward as you come up from 1st gear. Once you get the feel for it, you'll find it easy
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    My '07 had this issue, so does the '03.
    You might think they would have solved it by '12.
    My Tuono suits me to a "T".
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    I adjusted my clutch and it went from almost impossible to just a little tricky if it was really hot

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    It is true that finding neutral can be a nightmere but some aftermarket levers are very bad and will not help at all... and worn guiding bush inside the clutch cover is not helping either... tuono already has a clutch pulling pin with less teeth comparing to first RSV4, to prevent that problem...When you operating clutch lever and if you can feel a small step approx on the half way of lever traveling, than guide bush is worn for sure and clutch is not separating enough....

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    Good info Darth, on the bush.
    Never had a problem finding neutral on my 2016 Tuono, all stock.
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    My 2013 is difficult to find neutral. Seems to be a common problem. I shift into neutral just before coming to a stop. I find that a little bit easier. If I don't get the chance and I'm already at a stop I slip the clutch and move forward just a touch and click it on then. You will get used to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbluechair09 View Post
    I slip the clutch and move forward just a touch and click it on then.

    ^^ This ^^
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    My '17 is impossible to find. You CANNOT get into neutral going from 1st to neutral. The only way to do it is to go from 2nd to Neutral.

    This cant be right...

    Granted, this is the second 17 and its exactly the same on both. Hrm. lol.

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    Interestingly my '17 Tuono Factory is super easy to find neutral. My '13 RSV4 has never been very easy but I learned to live with it without issue, so I was shocked when I can easily click the new Tuono into N at a stop!

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    Just a curious question for those that are having nuetral issues....what brand oil are you using?

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    My 04 and the 2012 both have no problems finding neutral . Click both of them in neutral at every red light . I don't like the clunk going into gear . But its wet clutch so you got to live with it .
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