Yes we did. The last 2 that people have posted have already been dealt with. If it was new I would have told you.
I rode a quad that had a neutral down and i didn’t like it. Granted the bike has a gear indicator but it’s a lot easier to just keep clicking down to get to first imoGear pattern N-1-2-3-4-5-6 would be too easy solution...
Maybe some day manufacturers will notice that.
Neutral is purposely hard to select unless the bike is stationary and, only then, to be selected by gently nudging the gear shift into neutral. Normal use of the gear shift from 1st to 2nd, or 2nd down to 1st, causes neutral to be skipped.Gear pattern N-1-2-3-4-5-6 would be too easy solution...
If gear pattern is 1-N-2-3-4-5-6, Neutral can not be selected while bike is moving.Neutral is purposely hard to select unless the bike is stationary and, only then, to be selected by gently nudging the gear shift into neutral. Normal use of the gear shift from 1st to 2nd, or 2nd down to 1st, causes neutral to be skipped.
If the gears were configured N-1-2-3-4-5-6 when shifting down through the gears the rider would have to know when he is in first so as to not go down another position into neutral. Shifting unintentionally into neutral while moving and wanting to accelerate would be a problem. Of course, there can be a visual gear display but this would mean the rider would have to take his eyes off of the road to verify what gear he is in to avoid neutral.
How about if we jump to a solution where we have a N-1-2-3-4-5-6 gear pattern and Neutral can not be selected while bike is moving.Both.
I know you love to argue, but this is silly. Neutral is designed to be skipped, but this does not mean one cannot select it when the bike is moving.
Are you unable to shift into neutral when the bike is moving? If not, you need to work on being more sensitive to what the bike is telling you. As I noted above, you need to be gentle.
The issue, which you are ignoring, is why your suggestion of N-1-2-3-4-5-6 is a bad idea. See, click.
Correct. I will edit the OP.It seems the UK S1000RR site has a thread that points to a BMW solution for the "hard to find neutral" issue.
My neutral has become easier to find as I've put miles on it. I now rarely miss neutral though usually let out the clutch a bit, immediately put it in along with the neutral shift. The tiny bit of engine load puts the gearbox in a better place.No. Its not a recall. Only if you have a problem finding neutral and all else has been checked.