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Old 12-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #84
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Location: Inverary, Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted by England-Kev View Post
I am not talking about the clutch arm adjuster, I have already adjusted that, above that is another adjuster with a 19mm locknut, and a flat blade screwdriver slot for adjustment, that is the one I need to play with, I think.
I can't get first gear at standstill under any conditions, I have to release the clutch slightly or have the bike moving. Maybe I should just pull the rear end apart and have a look at clutch plates etc.
and see whether things loosen up a bit.

If you can get first gear by letting out the clutch slightly, and as long as it isn't dragging too fiercely, my response would be to ride it for a while. That sounds about normal to me. I often have often had to use the clutch a little to engage first, both before and after changing the clutch. It may just need to be used for the bike (and the rider) to settle in. Its not a Honda.

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