Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum - View Single Post - Bike dies neutral to 1st AND won't shift to 2nd
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post #3 of Old 08-14-2019, 09:04 PM
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Location: Lander, Wyoming
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Jhawker23, The clutch cable adjusters need to be loose enough that the end of the clutch lever has about 1/2" of free-play regardless of which direction the handlebars are turned.
Otherwise the clutch may slip during regular riding.

The 'wet clutch' plates tend to stick together when the bike is left un-used for sometime.

Once started and warmed-up, squeeze AND HOLD the clutch lever. Quickly rev and allow the engine to return to Idle, three or more times. This should spin the clutch plates 'free'.

Still holding the clutch lever and the engine at idle, Yes?
One should be able to engage either 1st or 2nd gear without the engine stalling.

Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
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