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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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Why will my 2016 trike start sometimes in first with clutch

Customer Question

why will my 2016 trike start sometimes in first with clutch pulled in and other times it has to be in neutral?
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: No
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 2016 freewheeler
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No only have 1000 miles on it and I have to keep rocking it until it goes into neutral
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 8 months ago.

most often there is too much drag from the transmission when cold to start in first gear with the clutch disengaged.

it is recommended you start the engine with the transmission in neutral at every start.

that said, if the drive train is warmed up and you happen to be in first and stall the engine, you may be able to disengage the clutch, start the engine and proceed.

it is the nature of the beast, so to speak.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

THANK YOU,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 4 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

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