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Kawasaki Ninja 250: runs great; shift into first and it dies.

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Kawasaki Ninja 250: runs...
Kawasaki Ninja 250: runs great; shift into first and it dies. Like the clutch is stuck. Cant shift into a higher at all.
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
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Will the clutch slip if you put the bike in a higher gearand push the bike or is the clutch locked up?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No, tried that. Can't even shift it into a higher. Neutral or first is al.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
The clutch seems locked up. The lever moves the arm on the side of the bike
Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Are you able to drive in first or just stalls?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
The bike has been parked inside for the past two month
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Just stalls. will shift into first but when the clutch is let out is stalls
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Not a power problem but seems to be a mechanical problem.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
It might break loose if it is the clutch plates stuckbut if it won't shift into second gear when the motoris off then the shifter assy might be broken.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Okay, how do I determine that?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
The shifter assembly will shift it down into first but that's it.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
What do you think?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
It should shift through the gears when engine is off if you just shift it as normally and rock the bike a bit so the gears engage.If it won't shift then your shifter is broken.If it shifts okay but the bike stalls when put in gearwhile running then the clutch discs or plates are stucktogether. They will sometimes break loose on a drive but if not the clutch has to be removed and the plates cleaned up or replaced.Either way the clutch cover may have to come off unless youhave stuck plates which might let go once warmed up and driven.---
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Will give it a shot.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Sounds like a shifter problem if it won't shift.Check the lever is free.
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
http://cdn1.bikebandit-images.com/schematics/schematics/kawasaki/kaw019/ka-0705-00195.gif
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Wayne: got it working. Ran the rpms up and brute forced it to go. Works now.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
So, that was quick, must have been stuck from sitting so long.It everything working now?--
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
This is the clutch and plates:http://cdn1.bikebandit-images.com/schematics/schematics/kawasaki/kaw019/ka-0705-00170.gif
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Wayne S., Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 years ago
If you were satisfied with my help please remit payment and give a good rating. This is so I can continue to serve you in the future.
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Wayne S
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