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Gear/clutch problem hey guys, problem is bike starts in neutral, pull in the clutch, put it into 1st gear and wham cuts out i have been told it might be the waterpump, I had undone the clutch plate and all oil was milky, prior to this happening the bike was put through a creek and did get alot of water in the bike ,it was drained and new oil air filter were cleaned I have had 2 more rides after cleaning it out now this has just occured, any help would be would be great, 1997 rmx 250

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Hey my 1989 rm 250 is having trouble shifting into 1st so when i try to take off i need to keep shifting down to get it in 1st and when riding it will shift into neutral instead of 2nd or 3rd. do i need a new trans?

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Does not seem like the waterpump. is the clutch set too loose?
usually in wire based clutches, if the clutch cable is set to be too loose, or if it is frayed, and needs replacement, the bike will jump and stall.
check that.

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