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Starting problem When I start the bike, in neutral, push the clutch in and shift into first or second with out letting go of the clutch the bike jerks forward. It's like the gears punch in. The engine doesn't stall, the RPMs don't even drop. The jerk isn't very big it's just that it worries me. What's going on?

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    Bike was running fine. Then started struggling to go into neutral. But it will when the bike is I turned off.
    Now as soon as I put it into first gear bike jerks forward and cuts out.
    Any ideas.

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That's normal and nothing to worry about. The clutch is a wet multiplate design (it runs in the engine oil) and has a little drag to it when the oil cold.

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The gears on a motorcycle run in this order: first, neutral, second, third, fourth and fifth. When you are moving, shifting up from first gear will skip over neutral and shift you right into second gear. The only time that shifting up from first will get you into neutral is when you are not moving.
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Tap the gear lever up one click while still holding in the clutch. This will put the bike into neutral.
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Hold in the clutch lever and tap the shifting lever down to shift to first gear.
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Stand on the left side of the bike, with the ignition "ON" and the transmission in neutral.
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