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When i engage the clutch and select any gear the bike will leap forward and stall.In other words I cannot pull the clutch in and start the bike.

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If the bike hasn't been ridden for a while, select top gear, (engine off) and with the clutch pulled in rock the bike back and forth. That may free the clutch.

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I have a1996 xv virago 250 that sat for a couple of years. it started right up with the full choke, after a while we got it to start and run with out choke. when i tried to put it into first gear it...


I'm surprised it started and ran. Most often the fuel system is fouled out to the point it need to be repaired. Okay the problem you are having now is the clutch is seized and with a little luck you can break it free. If the engine starts and revs freely without bog or backfire then here is a way to see if you can loosen it up.

Select a quiet long street or empty parking lot. Start the bike in neutral while sitting in the ridding position and get someone to push you fast enough that you can maintain balance. Pull the clutch in and put it in 1st gear, it'll clunk in hold the cluch in as you are giving it a little gas to maintain a low speed. A low speed where the engine isn't at high revs but still fast enough to keep your balance.

Now here is the part that breaks it free. With the clutch still pulled in crack the throttle and back it off. The bike will leap ahead and brake down when you do this so prepare your self for the lung ahead and the stopping. Don't let the bike get down to a stall speed or it'll just kill the engine and you'll fall off. A few times doing this will **** the clutch free, once free it'll operate as normal.

Remember to keep the clutch pulled to the handle bars as you are doing this.

I had a 350 Honda that would do this to me and it was just a (four letter word) to break it free once free I didn't have anymore problem with it.

Cheers hope that works for you as it did for me and don't fall of the thing ;-)

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Now if your engine stalls when you drop into 1st gear, with the clutch disengaged, then the clutch plates are stuck together. Normally in this case, before starting the engine, try putting the transmission in 2nd or 3rd gear (But you already have a problem doing that which is also as a result of the faulty clutch), pull the clutch in and roll the bike forward and backward a few times to free the stuck plates. Meanwhile fresh gasoline maybe all you need..

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