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Clutch not fully disengaging :( Help Please!

Hey guys,
Bought a wrecked 08 but the engine doesn't look like it took a big hit (just scratches on the engine covers). The bike starts up just fine if the bike is in neutral. But when I pull in the clutch and drop down to first gear, the engine dies (I feel like it stalls). Now I'm pretty sure that the kickstand was up (I'll try again when I get home) but I DO know that when the engine is off and I push the bike with the clutch pulled in, it's more difficult to push than when I just have the bike in neutral.

I'm wondering... Is there any type of adjustments I need to do with the clutch line to pull in more? Anyone else have a problem like this?

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Did you check the clutch cable to make sure it's not bent or kinked? Does it feel like the cable is working? Have you tried to adjust it? Did you check the kickstand switch?


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yeah i checked the cable and it seems fine. when i pull in the clutch lever, i can push it with SOME resistance... but when i let the clutch go with it in first gear, i can't move it.

what can i do to adjust it? kickstand switch should be fine

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Kisk stand switch should be fine however it doesn't sound like it is. If you can push the bike while it's in gear and with the clutch in... the clutch adjustment is fine. ( or at least good enough)

With the bike off, Put it in gear then squeeze the clutch. Now try to start it... If the starter motor won't run... It's the kickstand switch.

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With the bike off AND KICKSTAND UP, Put it in gear then squeeze the clutch. Now try to start it... If the starter motor won't run... It's the kickstand switch.

Sorry, I left a very important part out.

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For one, was the bike on its side for a long time? If on the left side then the plates could have dried out and become stuck together. Just running the bike for a while in neutral then bump staring yourself in first will help free those up.

Second, adjust the cable, tighten it up more. That being that little wheel where the cable goes into the clutch lever. Turn it CCW so it will tighten the cable more. It's possible the crash loosened it on either end. Where it goes into the engine there is another area to tighten it more, should be "kinda" like the shift lever adjustments, but I haven't looked closely. Anyhow, it's possible the bracket where the clutch cable is held got bent and that gave the cable more slack.
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*cough* so i'm a noob. The kickstand was down... it's fine in gear when the noob stand is up. *cough* . thanks guys :P

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^ :icon_lol: Dude don't sweat it. If you only knew how many people have done that.


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Well, at least you admitted it!
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