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I just bought a 2005 Boulevard 800. It had under 8,000 miles on it when I got it and it's been great. However, over the last few days I've noticed that the shift lever seems to be disengaged from time to time when I'm down-shifting. It always "catches" after a try or two, but this concerns me.

I also had it die on me while approaching a Stop sign yesterday and it didn't fire up immediately like it usually does. I noticed a kind of "clunk" when it did fire up that seemed to come from the area near the shift lever.

Any thoughts on that?
 

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The shifting that you noticed can sometimes be caused by the shoes/boots that you wear.......and / or your shifting technique. Should be able to adjust the linkage to help with that.

It can also be an indication that the clutch is dragging because of an adjustment or wear to the mechanism.
Is it a cable operated clutch or hydraulic ??
 

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It's a cable, I believe.
Then there might be too much slack in the cable.
OR fat aftermarket grips might be preventing pulling the lever far enough.

Also be sure that you are returning the shifter to "center" after each shift.
 
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