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Yamaha tw200 clutch

When putting the bike in gear the engine cutts. If the cable is adjusted the clutch takes very late??

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My 98 tw 200 has a switch that allows the engine to run with the kick stand down ,but if I put it in gear it cuts off.

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Hi buddy,

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