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Just picked up the new Scrambler today. Seems great so far. I did notice on my way home, when at a stop light I couldn't get it to go into neutral. The lever got stuck in no mans land, I couldn't get it back to 1st but could go up. I rocked the bike a bit and tried letting the clutch out a bit and just heard a very faint fast ticking sound so I guess something was not properly engaged. After a min or so it just clicked in fine.

My question is does this happen occasionally to you guys and if so how do you get it back into 1st? Also what is the fast ticking sound in the transmission and would that cause any damage?

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I also had difficulty going into neutral in the beginning, but no problems going back down to first.
I noticed it was a lot easier going into neutral past around 600 miles vs just getting the bike.
Don't know about the ticking sound though.
 

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Gearboxes make that chattering noise when the selected gear is not fully engaged. Shifting has been virtually flawless after the first oil change but is for sure a heavy duty drivetrain. Definitely not your daddy’s 125. Best to be firm and deliberate during the break in and while getting accustomed to the bike. I have also found locating neutral from either direction takes only a light nudge of the shift lever.
 

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Gearboxes make that chattering noise when the selected gear is not fully engaged. Shifting has been virtually flawless after the first oil change but is for sure a heavy duty drivetrain. Definitely not your daddy’s 125. Best to be firm and deliberate during the break in and while getting accustomed to the bike. I have also found locating neutral from either direction takes only a light nudge of the shift lever.
Thanks! I'm guessing probably not, but any damage from the chattering? Was just a second and very faint.
 

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I also had difficulty going into neutral in the beginning, but no problems going back down to first.
I noticed it was a lot easier going into neutral past around 600 miles vs just getting the bike.
Don't know about the ticking sound though.
My experience was pretty close to this.
 

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Thanks! I'm guessing probably not, but any damage from the chattering? Was just a second and very faint.
Not a chance, very common. For me locating 1st after losing track at a light or something, a firm upshift followed by 2-3 firm downshifts usually does the trick. Launching in 2nd is also an option in times of mild stress.
 

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The ticking sound was probably poor transmission engagement. Try adjusting your clutch. After that it just takes practice. I find neutral easier when my engine is shut off.
 

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Make sure there's the 3-4mm (I think?) of free play in the clutch lever per the manual. That helped me with finding neutral when the bike was still new.


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When mine was new I could on only find Neutral with the engine OFF, I tightened the clutch until it had minimum free play and then I could find N easily while it was running. After 2600 miles it's needed no other adjustment. Mine will sometimes get stuck between gears or something and makes that rattling noise, it requires a harder than normal shift force to get it back in gear, I'm usually in 1st or 2nd when this happens.
 
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