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Tough start When I start my bike in the morning or after it's been sitting a couple hours, I pull in the clutch, and when I put it in first gear it either jumps forward and stalls or wants to move forward but doesn't quite stall. After the bike warms up the problem goes away. I am pretty familiar with clutches in cars and in general (I'm a mechanic) but I just want some opinions. Could it be air in the system that takes a warm up cycle to go away? Or is this a common problem with Monsters? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    i have a sherco 125 citicourp same engine as yamaha 125 xt my bike just wont move at all and it wont start in the cold i have to stasy there for ten minutes to get it going but know it doesnt let the clutch out i can accelerate maximum but it wont move in any gear is it sticky plates i ride it every 2 months and is in warm storage for the time i dont useit thanks for any usefull answers

  • snideboy Jan 22, 2009

    i only got my xvs today and found this problem. do i need to replace clutch?

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The clutch slave can be difficult to bleed. It sounds like you have air in there. I'd bleed it, and zip tie the lever to the grip overnight. That will allow air to return to the master. Another issue could be sticky plates in the clutch pack. Does the bike get ridden infrequently?

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