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Old 05-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question gear question.

Now, I should really know the answer to this but I have to ask. I have been riding for well over a decade and a half (+ some). And it has always concerned me about the amount of force there is when going from neutral to first gear. That sudden jerk forward (in my mind) seems like something you should be able to dampen, mechanically of course. I remember reading a few years ago of a "star clutch kit" that you could purchase to prevent such a problem from occurring. Like I said, I have been riding for a few years now and I have never run across problems with my gears. But, I started riding on smaller (less powerful) bikes. Since I have found myself on more powerful bikes, I would like to take more of an interest in that aspect of bikes. I've gone through a bad transmission before with my cars and I know it can get expensive.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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Both my Kawasaki's made this clunk. I think it is normal. Make sure your chain is not too tight, seems to make clunk worse/louder
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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^ this
I think it is pretty normal. My bike does it to. I never gave it a second thought, until now...thanks, lol.
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