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post #1 of 21 Old 08-30-2010, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bike won't go into gear. Please help.

So, I've had my '06 10R sitting in my garage for a little over a year. I start it occasionally to keep the battery going, but it's getting weak. Today I decide to ride it and when I tap it down into first from neutral, it lurches and dies. As if I didn't have the clutch pulled in.

Again, I've done nothing to the bike, but let it sit with the occasional start-up. I tried adjusting the clutch cable, but to no avail. Anyone know what's going on?
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Clutches prob are shot after sitting that long
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Clutches prob are shot after sitting that long
As in clutch plates? Or cable?
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you need fresh oil in any case
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your clutch pack are dry !!!!
you may try to dump some oil on them by adding oil to the engine . The hole to add oil is directly above the clutch pack . Then run the bike until hot and work the clutch leaver many time over with the bike straight up and not on the side stand . I would not force it because you may cause damage to the plates . Let it soak up the oil . Normally when installing a new clutch pack it should be soaked over night in oil >>> i telling you this so you could understand how long it may take for you clutch to soak in the required oil and work . Once it starts to work drive it without ever holding the clutch leaver at stops .
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your clutch pack are dry !!!!
you may try to dump some oil on them by adding oil to the engine . The hole to add oil is directly above the clutch pack . Then run the bike until hot and work the clutch leaver many time over with the bike straight up and not on the side stand . I would not force it because you may cause damage to the plates . Let it soak up the oil . Normally when installing a new clutch pack it should be soaked over night in oil >>> i telling you this so you could understand how long it may take for you clutch to soak in the required oil and work . Once it starts to work drive it without ever holding the clutch leaver at stops .
Thank you I really didn't feel like typing all that but to the OP yes what he said
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Thanks, I'll try that.
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Your kickstand is up right? Also what happens when its in first and you try and start it
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Your kickstand is up right? Also what happens when its in first and you try and start it
haha this is the first thing that came to my mind.

I doubt your clutch plates are "dry". But I also don't have an idea as to what it would be....so oil away!
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Yeah, kickstand is up. And if I try to start it in gear, with the clutch pulled in, it lurches and won't start. It's like the clutch isn't even there.
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