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When i shift out of first gear into second gear, it seem as if there is not enought power to get me up to speed, the bike starts to buck and i have to shift back to first gear to get going again, but it seeems as if i have to over rev the bike to get away smooth? What could cause this problem? Thanks from Dave

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Check your clutch adjustment,if this is a used bike there might not be anything left of the clutch.

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Good news > save your money on the clutch. Bad news > Invest it in new shift forks. What you describe is a standard symptom of bent shift forks. Sorry to be the one to tell you this.

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Sounds like the clutch might be going bad.

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