2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
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If the bike is lurching, the clutch is still at least partially engaged/plates sticking and the stall that results is killing the engine. I wouldn't suspect any sensor/wire with just that one symptom alone, so long as you have the clutch pulled in and the cable is set correctly.
Turn the fuel off, pop the plug wire off and pull the clutch in with the bike in first gear and hit the starter. If it walks you forward, the clutch is still engaged. You can always try it without removing the plug wire, but if it is right before your power stroke you might have a buckin bronco under ya!
1999 Bombardier 500 Traxter
Pretty common problem.
Just grab a handful of front brake, give it a little extra gas, and let the clutch out.
"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
- Hunter S. Thompson
“It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom
And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
Still, I rise!
(With apologies to Maya Angelou)
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Take your clutch apart and check it. If the clutch basket is notched like this, it needs replacing.
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^that will definitely cause clutch to stick. Hopefully that's not your problem.
Also just check the plates themselves and see if it's about that time they need replacing. [Usually worn clutch will slip, not stick though.]
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