Stuck in Gear

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  • Old Man Rider

Posted April 17, 2006 - 07:15 PM


My 2005 WR450 occasionally gets stuck in gear - even when the clutch is fully engaged it is stuck in gear - i.e. it won't glide/release - anyone run into this? As I went to move the bike today - I pressed in the clutch and the back tire draggs while in gear - I can get it into neutral. The clutch appears to not be the problem. I thought I remembered seeing a note stating that there is a trigger on the kickstand that can cause this issue (doesn't make a lot of sense).

Usually if I keep riding the problem goes away. Thanks for the help.

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  • tony1970

Posted April 17, 2006 - 08:11 PM


Sounds like to me your clutch is not fully disengaging. If you are not able to roll the bike forward in gear with the clutch in is a good indicator. Check your cable slack, if not then it is something internal on the clutch.

  • Bamster

Posted April 18, 2006 - 03:31 AM


Make sure the cable is adjust correctly but clutch drag as you described can usually be attributed to the metal plates being a little warped. Once you get every thing covered in oil it goes away right.
Just ride it. Who pushes their bike around in gear anyways.


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