I posed this question on the Sportster forum, but I need more eyeballs. My '99 XL has always been touchy about neutral, a barely perceptible click, but I've had the bike for years and had mastered finding neutral. On my last ride I went for neutral as I came to a stop and heard a strange noise internally and was unable to get into neutral. Shifter goes into second from first and first from second with no feel of neutral as before. Anyway. long story even longer, I rode home, bike up and down shifted fine but no neutral. Also neutral light works and if I hold shifter in position which keeps light on it appears to be in neutral. Can anyone explain how neutral works? Thanks for any help.