Popping out of 1st gear into neutral
Has anyone had, or is anyone having this problem?
I have on 07 900 Classic LT and am having a problem that developed around 7500 miles. When I pull up to a stoplight, I will shift my bike into neutral, so I can take my hand off the clutch (I know they told us not to do that, in the motorcycle safety class). When I am ready to go, I shift into first, but the transmission pops up into neutral. Sometimes I can shift it into first again and it will stay, sometimes it will pop into neutral over and over again, so I have to hold the shifter into first, while I let out the clutch. It never pops out of first, or any other gear, while I am moving along.
This is an intermittent problem, but is becoming more and more common. The weird thing is that the dealership seems to have fixed this problem once, but it is doing it again. Previously, they replaced the "shifting star" and spring. It worked great for 200 miles or so.
The dealership has replaced service managers since then, so I am dealing with a new guy. I asked them to fix this problem, while my bike is in there for repairs after being ran into by a Suburban. The service manager gave me this long explanation of what is happening internal to the transmission. He ended the explanation with basically saying that this is normal and there is nothing they can do to fix it. I didn't accept that response. I asked him why it NEVER did this for the first 7500 miles or so, and why it was fixed for a little while before. He said they would go through it and see what they can find. This is all covered under warranty, so it isn't costing me anything, except the time without my bike.
Has anyone experienced this same problem, or something similar? Was it fixed, and if so, what was the fix? Am I wrong not to accept his basically saying this is normal?
Thanks in advance.