A way to keep it from jerking when putting into gear, is to pull in the lever and roll the bike back and forth a couple of times causing the discs to release, at least I have had luck doing this.------------
Thanks! I had been doing this since I bought the bike ( but only if not used for a week or longer, no problems when used regularly ) and found it to be a good way to un-stick the discs. But what got me concerned last week was in trying this it took quite a lot of rocking and effort to get them to release. This was the first time I can recall taking it out in 50-60 deg weather. It had been in the 38-40 deg range during the night and stored in an un-heated storage building. And I hadn't riddden it in about 3 weeks.
Thanks again for all the info. It is comforting to know that this normal trait for the KLR. I suspected as much but since new to the KLR I didn't want to assume. I had another concern that same day, it was very had to start! But I just read about a member having concerns about his 2008 being hard to start in cold weather. The replys also state this is a normal trait and how to fix that! Is this a GREAT FORUM or what!!! Ha Ha Ha! I really enjoy!
Have a happy New Year!!!
2002 Kawasaki KLR
2004 BMW R1150RT