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My clutch jumps out of gear when I shift into

My clutch jumps out of gear when I shift into first. My kickstand is up and the clutch switch is new, the clutch lever has nickel slack. Prior to not working the clutch did not want to go into neutral when in gear. I think it might be that the clutch is put together incorrectly.

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Try starting the bike in fifth or sixth gear. That will have the least likely chance of killing the engine due to load. If it doesn't fire at all probably somethin else with the shut off switch. If it does fire and run in any gear make sure your clutch is properly adjusted. If its hydraulic clutch check for air in the system.

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Bleed your slave cylinder on the sprocket cover and refill the hydraulic fluid. If you have any leaks you will get air in the system and it will not fully disengage the clutch. As for the 750, they have cable clutches and you just need to adjust the slack of the cable.

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Sort of sounds like a Twilight Zone kind of problem doesn't it. I would have the battery checked for an internal dead short. This is something that happens on odd occasions and can happen even to a new battery. Yea, the little lights will work ( they do not draw much juice ), but the starter motor draws a lot of juice and a shorted battery just ain't got it. Also check the wiring harness connections. One loose connection can cause bunches of trouble.

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This sounds like the kick stand switch is bad or not making full contact.


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Disconnect the clutch cable at the case then see if the there is any resistance in the clutch lever in-out movement. When the tank was remounted the cable may have gotten pinched or moved out of proper routing. If I understand correctly, prior to the frame painting the clutch was okay, but after the paint it was not, and the left and right side cases and clutch were not touched. Obviously you used the wrong brand of paint. The clutch would have been fine if you had used Krylon brand paint. Post a comment and let me know what you find.

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