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Kawi/nomadf1 1500 clutch will not engage.

I have a 02 nomadf1 1500, has not been ridden in a while, only to start up and let to idle. One day I decided to take it for a spin, and the bike would not go into first gear, never had a problem before. It makes a grinding sound and catches the gear and lunges forward and dies. The bike has less than 8k on it, help with( rider-down). Thanks, Phil

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Hi it is possible that your clutch plates have stuck tgether does the clutch allow you to push your bike in gear if not then a quik strip and clean should sort this out
hope this helps

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