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1997 Yamaha FZR 600 cuts out when shift into first gear

My 1997 Yamaha FZR 600 starts up just fine but when I try to shift into 1st gear, the engine cuts out. I've had problems in the past where it does not shift smoothly (e.g. slight grinding of gears) or the clutch does not seem to be fully engaging (e.g. problems shift to neutral). Any ideas why I can't put it in gear?

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  • michael_geig Apr 24, 2009

    Actually it turned out to be a bad battery. The battery had enough juice to start it but died once it was in gear. Replaced the battery and everything was fine!

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Does the bike have a sidestand switch that cuts the power if the stand is left down? If it does, disconnect it and temporarily join the ends together and try starting....

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Have you checked the neutral switch(just next to front sprocket)check wiring .hope i helps

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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