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Old 10-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Bike runs rough when started in gear

So every once in a while my bike has been running rough when I start it. Idles low and when you twist the throttle it acts like it is running out of gas. Today I noticed that it does this only when I start the bike in gear. Starts and runs fine when done so in neutral. It does have a clutch switch so you have to pull it in to start it even when it is in neutral. If the switch was bad wouldn't it affect starting it in neutral as well?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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try tightening the clutch up a bit and see if that changes anything. Do you still have to pull the clutch in when its in gear to start? If not, the switch might not be an issue in nuetral
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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try tightening the clutch up a bit and see if that changes anything. Do you still have to pull the clutch in when its in gear to start? If not, the switch might not be an issue in nuetral
You mean the cable? I have one of those fancy hydraulic ones developed by NASA. Yes, you have to pull it in even when in neutral.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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I think it is only coincidence and the two are unrelated...
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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I think you may be right. It is weird that is did three times today, but I can't think of anything that would cause that. Start in gear, run like , turn off, put in neutral, start, runs fine. Who knows. As I think about it more and more I'm beginning to believe that all of my recent problems may be from the fuel at the station I always go to. On a recent trip to Austin my bike was running much better than it had been in Houston. Filled it up today and problems started again.

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Sounds about right to me...find a new petrol station.
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Add some sugar to your gas. It will make your bike run sweeter...
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #9
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brandontx, I suggest bleeding the clutch. Is there a momentary dip in RPM when shifting into first gear? If you have FI with an IAC, you won't notice any difference in idle RPM that is normally common with a dragging clutch.

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Thats just a Wet clutch doing what it does. Start it in N, Warm it up and then try it again. Problem will probably go away.
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