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1996 VFR 800=need Help!

Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
104
Location
Sugar Land
#1
I have been storing a 1998 VFR 800 for the last 1 1/2 years. I was being ridden for about 30min about 1 time per month but has not moved for the last three months. Last week I tried to start it. when I hit the starter it jumped forward like it was in gear:eek2:. I had the clutch pulled in at the time. Clutch felt normal when I pulled it in. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
 
Joined
Jul 12, 2005
Messages
10,904
Location
Cleburne, TX
#3
Make sure its in neutral first.
Stick it up on the center stand (don't remember if the '96s had one)
Then try to start it.

My '02 VFR800 will spin the rear tire ever so slightly on the center stand if it hasn't been started in a little while.
 
Joined
Sep 2, 2007
Messages
1,150
Location
Allen (DFW Area)
#6
Your clutch basket probably has some dings in it, causing friction plates and steel plates to get intimate in certain situations (keeping the plates from free-floating when you engage the clutch).
 
Joined
Jan 1, 2007
Messages
834
Location
The Colon-y
#7
clutch plates will stick from time to time when a bike is sitting. put it on the ground, hold the clutch, stick it in gear and rock it HARD forward and back. it should break loose again
 
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