help when i put the bike into gear it dies


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shanenwilma
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help when i put the bike into gear it dies

Postby shanenwilma » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:19 pm



i had a leaking slave cylinder i replaced with new one thinking this would solve our issue but it didnt so now i need help as to why the bike dies when put into gear please thanks



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castlewing
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Re: help when i put the bike into gear it dies

Postby castlewing » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:53 pm

Hi, the obvious answer would be to look to the side stand switch; if the stand is down when the bike is put in gear the engine cuts, if the switch or wiring is faulty... well you can guess the rest.

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virgilmobile
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Re: help when i put the bike into gear it dies

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:10 pm

Another possibility...stuck clutch plates.
If possible,without the engine running,rock the bike and select 5th gear,pull in the clutch lever and give it a push.

shanenwilma
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Re: help when i put the bike into gear it dies

Postby shanenwilma » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:17 pm

its not the kick stand that works fine i tried that when i put it in gear it jumps forward and dies like the clutch isnt
working

shanenwilma
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Re: help when i put the bike into gear it dies

Postby shanenwilma » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:28 pm

i did the rocking back and forth fith gear and its working thanks you guys are the best new to this forum but glad i joined today ty ty

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Re: help when i put the bike into gear it dies

Postby TAZZ » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:07 pm

Virgilmobile how does is work and why did this work asking cause I never hear off it also a good tip to remember.

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virgilmobile
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Re: help when i put the bike into gear it dies

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:18 pm

Every once in a while from setting,humidity corrosion or whatever,my bike will have a stuck clutch pack.A good jolt usually breaks it free.
Happend on more than one bike too.
I just hate to slam it into gear with the idle up.when it sticks i do select 5th gear,pull in the clutch and rock it.Theres usually plenty of torque to pop it loose.wont work in 1st gear tho.
I do change my oil every 5 k miles too.




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