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The bike's been sitting a few months, not sure if that'll affect things. It'll only start when I pull the clutch level, so does that mean the wire isn't broken?

Basically, I can't get out of neutral. It just grinds into first, lurches forward, and stalls. Do you guys think adjusting the clutch will fix this, or is something obviously wrong internally?

First nice day in months, and I missed it :mad:
 

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The switch that check to see if the clutch is pulled in is on the hand lever; your cable might just be snapped however it would be pretty obvious to you (no tension) it that were the case.

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If you really want to teach me to fish:
kickstand up
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I get a dumbass of the year award. It occurred to me during dinner. I never even considered that because of the lurch, I immediately jumped to conclusions. A death-by-kickstand is nice and smooth normally.

So, she runs, I just need to adjust the clutch a little to prevent the lurch.

Man, I only got 2 months under my belt, then 3 months off. I knew I'd get a little rusty, but how did I get this dumb? lol.
 

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If you really want to teach me to fish:
kickstand up
:nosepick:

I get a dumbass of the year award. It occurred to me during dinner. I never even considered that because of the lurch, I immediately jumped to conclusions. A death-by-kickstand is nice and smooth normally.

So, she runs, I just need to adjust the clutch a little to prevent the lurch.

Man, I only got 2 months under my belt, then 3 months off. I knew I'd get a little rusty, but how did I get this dumb? lol.
Eh, most of us have been there. Glad you got it going.
 

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yeah, I'd better adjust the clutch though. Now's a good time to learn. It can't be good for it lurching that much.
 

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yeah, I'd better adjust the clutch though. Now's a good time to learn. It can't be good for it lurching that much.
No harm adjusting th eclutch but they do tend to lurch more when the weather's cold.
 
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