Unable to push '02 YZ426 when in gear and clutch in

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  • MTS II

Posted June 12, 2009 - 07:12 AM


I could have sworn I've been able to push my bike in the past with it in 1st and the clutch pulled in. Just tried the other day and was unable to do so. Haven't had a chance to start it yet and drop it in gear to see what happens - but is this typical?



Posted June 12, 2009 - 09:42 AM


try adjusting your clutch

  • Diode663

Posted June 12, 2009 - 09:59 AM


Sounds like a grooved clutch basket. Happened to me just the other day. You could try adjusting your clutch cable, but if it still does this then its most likely your basket.

  • MTS II

Posted June 12, 2009 - 11:51 AM


Is this a fix before ride situation?

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Posted June 12, 2009 - 02:58 PM


how deep are your pockets?

  • 642MX

Posted June 12, 2009 - 05:58 PM


The clutch is just dragging a little. Even my Rekluse does it. I wouldn't worry.

  • William1

Posted June 13, 2009 - 03:49 AM


My WR was like that from day one. Just pop it in neutral.

  • Diode663

Posted June 14, 2009 - 05:14 AM


You could try to file the grooves out of the basket. The general consensus on that is that the problem will come back in no time at all and you will end up with a new clutch basket anyway. But if you need to get on the trail real quick and this is holding you back its a viable option. If its just lightly dragging though I really wouldnt worry about it. My bike however is harsh on the shifting and actually will walk away with the clutch pulled in on flat ground so I have a new basket on the way.

  • keith_karidis

Posted June 17, 2009 - 10:00 PM


If the bike has been sitting a while it may do this. Start the bike and while it is warming up hold the clutch in for a minute. This will let the oil flow between the plates. This usually solves it for me.

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