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Clutch sudenly not working .clutch lever tight when pulled in. but clutch not engauging

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    On a 2008 xt125, the electric start will only function if the clutch lever is pulled in and the neutral light will not work whether the is running or not running....



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Is it not engaging, or not disengaging? Does it just slip when you put it in gear and let out on the clutch? You can try a clutch adjustment, but may need to look at the clutch discs themselves.

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