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Old 06-15-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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HELP please! idk what happened... she's broken

Ok MH peeps I need help... I was riding just fine and all of a sudden and I was down shifting to stop at the light my clutch lever and toe shifter thing went loose. When I stopped my bike died as if I was in gear and let go of clutch. I put in neutral ( nuetral light came on) turned bike back on and shifted to first and it died again. I tried tightening clutch cable and same results. Any advice???
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:52 PM   #2
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Put it in gear(edit- squeeze the clutch in) and try to roll the bike if you can't. something is wrong with the clutch not disengaging.

The only other thing that comes to my mind is possibly the kickstand kill switch. Somewhere around the kickstand you should have a switch with a couple of wires connected to it. If you can find it wiggle the connection (possibly disconnect and reconnect) and if that doesn't help then the only other thing I would try is to disconnect it and see if that changes anything.
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Make sure your kickstand is all the way up. Sounds like the kickstand switch is killing the bike when you put it in gear.
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If your clutch has no resistance at the lever and this happened "all of a Suddon" I would say ur cable broke or it's the tensioner in the vid.
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Would the kickstand being down make the clutch feel limp with no resistance? I would think that's more of a clutch issue or the tensioner. Possibly a broken cable also..
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If your clutch has no resistance at the lever and this happened "all of a Suddon" I would say ur cable broke or it's the tensioner in the vid.
im thinking this
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Would the kickstand being down make the clutch feel limp with no resistance? I would think that's more of a clutch issue or the tensioner. Possibly a broken cable also..
There is a kickstand sensor so you can't ride off with the kickstand down. Thus her bike shutting off. It is a symptom of the main issue which is her cable broke. (It sounds like)
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everyone here is wrong its the flux capacitor I've seen it many times....
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I don't think the cable broke because when i pull the clutch in it pulled the other thing on the bottom by my feet,..... i'm sorry i dont know any of these technical terms... I dont think its the kickstand because I drove from 8 and clay to post oak and westhiemer and when i went from westiemer it gave out on woodway and 610 so if it was the kick stand i would assume it wouldnt go out mid ride, but i may be wrong. I will check out the thing from the video when I get home and let ya'll know what it looks like. Thank you everyone for your imput!!!! I will follow up tonight... p.s I'm pretty sure its not the flux capacitor because its a ninja not a Delorean
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The kick stand can move less than 1/4" and cause a problem if the spring doesnt hold it in contact with the switch.
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Kick stand safety switch will keep the bike from starting but won't make the clutch feel limp at the lever. Those dang flux capacitors are a pita when your low on plutonium, best way to test one is to hit 88mph and see what happens.
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Or get out a dvom and see of its reading 1.21 gigawatts
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Make sure your kickstand is all the way up. Sounds like the kickstand switch is killing the bike when you put it in gear.
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I HATE kickstand switches. Get that bypassed and problem solved.
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When I hold clutch and put in first the bike does not roll back and forth... so how do i get the clutch to disengage?
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that sucks i would take it to go get it looked at by a mechanic
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When I hold clutch and put in first the bike does not roll back and forth... so how do i get the clutch to disengage?
Sounds like a problem in the cable somewhere. On my GSX-R, it travels down the RH side just inside the fairing, then dives in under the tank, behind the airbox, and goes to a little bracket on the LH side of the motor, just above the shifter. Is there still tension on the cable? i.e. does it still feel like there's some "spring" in it, making it return to its original position when you let it go? Or is it totally relaxed, where you have to move it back and forth by hand? If that's the case, the cable could've gotten cut, knocked out of adjustment, or could be in a bind somewhere. On mine, there are 3 points adjustment for the clutch: 1. At the lever, 2. At the other end of the cable, and 3. inside the clutch cover at the pressure plate set screws. I would try to find the little bracket on the LH side, and see if it's still moving with the clutch lever. I would guess it's not for some reason. If not, then I would take the whole cable off, and replace if needed. If it's still moving, then the problem is inside the clutch assembly, in which case I would take it somewhere. That can get really messy really quickly, from my experience. Good luck.
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