Bike jumps forward a little when put in first. - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 9
Bike jumps forward a little when put in first.

Bike jumps forward a little when put in first gear. I will be at a stop light and i go to bump it into first and it will role forward 6 inches even with the clutch fully pulled to the handle bar.

Also on occasion i cant get it to come out of neutral. and i need to wiggle the bike or role it back or forward a little to get it to engage.

Are these normality's or do i need it looked at?

Bike in Reference: 84 Honda V65 Sabre (50,000 km)
DavyJon3s is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 05:31 PM
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
jeeps84's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Clutch cable needs to be adjusted first. There should be only a slight bit of play in leaver when adjusted properly. If cable runs out of adjustment, you may need to replace the cable or the clutch. As for getting it into neutral. Most bikes need a lil effort to change gears while not in motion.

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here

Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 09:10 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
yup its that clutch cable and he is definitely right about finding neutral. safe riding
jamesgsxrc is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome