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post #1 of 12 Old 03-30-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone had issues with the clutch not working properly IE: sometimes when I start the bike and pull the clutch and put in gear it jumps forward and stalls as if the clutch wasnt engaged??
Yes it is adjusted properly so this is wierd!! Any help would be appreciated
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-30-2013, 06:29 PM
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I have the same problem, Check out this thread

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=8782
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-30-2013, 07:20 PM
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That's completely normal for a wet clutch.

If it bothers you, put the bike in gear before starting, pull in the clutch and roll the bike forward a bit. That will break it free a bit.

It still might clunk.

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post #4 of 12 Old 03-30-2013, 08:18 PM
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If I haven't rode mine for awhile, I'll work the clutch several times with it running before I put it in gear, seems to work for me.
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-30-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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clutch issues

Rode all day and loaded bike and power washed
When I got home and took off the trailer the clutch thing happend again>>????
I assume all is well from the replys I have seen
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-30-2013, 09:51 PM
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Mines always done it as well. I tried different oils originally but it was the same with them all. I just pull my clutch in and out a few times and burp the throttle to break the plates loose before putting it in gear and then it seems fine.
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-31-2013, 12:12 AM
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+1 on the stalling when first start and the bike is cold, I just open the throttle a little bit when I put it in gear and its fine after that for the rest of the day, seems like this happens more pronounced when its cold, cause now that is getting warm sometimes it doesn't do it
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-31-2013, 12:33 AM
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This is totally normal.In a wet clutch the plates "suction" together when compressed for a period of time. The effect is more noticeable when the oil is cold and the clutch hasn't been activated for a period of time. ie the bike has sat overnight. Two plates of glass with a little liquid between will do the same thing. The thicker the liquid the more pronounced the effect.
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I just pull my clutch in and out a few times and burp the throttle to break the plates loose before putting it in gear and then it seems fine.
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-31-2013, 08:55 AM
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Its not necessarily normal for all wet clutches, but its normal for the 1st time you downshift on the KLR. Just blip the throttle and few times and downshift while the rpms are still higher than normal. You only have to do that for the 1st time of the day.

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