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Bike stood for a couple of months started no problem pulled in clutch ngagad 1st bike lurched forward gear engaged despite clutch being in any ideas help plz

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This is pretty normal if the bike has stood for some time. Basically, your clutch plates had stuck together. By engaging first, you have shocked them apart. After the initial 'lurch' all should be well. Run it around for a day or two, then change the oil.
If it continues to lurch, you may have to clean the clutch plates up. This is not a difficult job. Drain the oil, remove the clutch cover, remove the clutch bolts and springs and clean any gunk that is on them.

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