Bike dying when put into 1st from neutral
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Bike dying when put into 1st from neutral

  1. #1
    Senior Member Errtu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Buena Vista, CO
    Posts
    132

    Bike dying when put into 1st from neutral

    This just started happening over the last week. Pull choke and start bike.

    Let bike idle for about a min or two. Push choke in. Bike idling just fine.

    Pull clutch and go into 1st gear and the bike lurches a little and stalls out.
    2001 Yamaha TW200
    2015 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X

  2. #2
    Senior Member Badgerflorida's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,264
    Kickstand needs to be up.
    01 SOLD
    96 SOLD
    89 restored SOLD
    89 (restoration in process)
    05 (restoration in process)
    03 10K miles, decent condition
    04 in great condition

  3. #3
    Senior Member Badgerflorida's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,264
    Or could be clutch plates are sticking. Let it warm up or give it more throttle. Pretty common on TDubs. Before you start it you can walk the bike a bit in first gear while holding the clutch lever that helps free them up too.
    01 SOLD
    96 SOLD
    89 restored SOLD
    89 (restoration in process)
    05 (restoration in process)
    03 10K miles, decent condition
    04 in great condition

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member Errtu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Buena Vista, CO
    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerflorida View Post
    Kickstand needs to be up.
    Kickstand sensor removed.
    2001 Yamaha TW200
    2015 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X

  6. #5
    Senior Member Errtu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Buena Vista, CO
    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerflorida View Post
    Or could be clutch plates are sticking. Let it warm up or give it more throttle. Pretty common on TDubs. Before you start it you can walk the bike a bit in first gear while holding the clutch lever that helps free them up too.
    What would cause the clutch plates sticking all of a sudden?
    2001 Yamaha TW200
    2015 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X

  7. #6
    Junior Member JacobK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    17
    Mine does this most mornings. I rev the engine a bit before putting it in first. I bought stiffer clutch springs to try and see if that works but don't know if it will.

  8. #7
    Senior Member TW_in_BC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    623
    Quote Originally Posted by Errtu View Post
    What would cause the clutch plates sticking all of a sudden?
    As the weather cools...nights are longer...oil has more time to thicken a bit more.
    I'll let mine warm up for about 3-5 minutes in the morning, then I straddle it and flat foot it out through the gate. While I'm rolling, I'll pull in the clutch and shift into first.
    Usually by then, there's no clunk or stalling.
    Another option would be to let it warm up, then shut it down...then shift into first and (with the clutch still pulled in) start it up again and off you go!

    If this doesn't work...then you must still have some cut-out (sidestand or clutch switch) still being activated somehow.
    2008 TW200
    Southwest corner of BC Canada

    YouTube channel: Hidden Content

  9. #8
    Senior Member Darth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Timbercreek Canyon, Texas
    Posts
    1,719
    Before you start it, put it in gear, pull in and hold the clutch lever, then firmly & quickly push the bike back & forth. If necessary, as HARD as you can. Won't hurt a thing.
    That will usually free stuck clutch plates.

    If that doesn't do it, then think about the more complicated stuff.
    Like my Ol' Daddy used to say..."Pluck the low-hangin' fruit!"
    "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)


    "Give a Damn"
    - C. M. Howe, Jr.

    Hidden Content

  10. #9
    Senior Member tylermoney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Austin Tx
    Posts
    236
    The clutch sticking thing is REAL.

    If you pull in the clutch and move the bike back/forth to break loose the clutch before going into gear, it general fixes that issue. For whatever reason it's a thing will many of the TWs. I have had less issues with mine as I put more miles on it. But that sounds exactly like what you're dealing with.
    UncleRandy likes this.
    2019 Yamaha TW200
    - DGv2 Slip On
    - Custom Oil Cooler
    - Manracks Seat Rack
    - Ricochet Skid Plate
    - Oversizzed Footpegs
    - Cycra ProBend Handguards

    1973 Yamaha RD350
    - In pieces in my garage Hidden Content

  11. #10
    Senior Member RaZed1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    283
    This seems to be a common complaint on newer TW's that have the reshaped clutch discs, but it suddenly happening on an older one is a bit odd.

    Cooler weather combined with thicker oil can cause more drag and a bit more of a clunk when dropping into gear for the first time, if your idle is set too low this can stall it out. Might try changing to a thinner weight oil moving into cooler months. I definitely notice the "clunk" is more pronounced using 15-50 oil vs 5-40, although once warmed up both feel perfectly smooth, or as smooth as a TW's transmission ever is.

    Oil that's due to be changed tends to drag clutches a bit more also. Could be a factor of a few of those things.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •