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Hey guys,

New to this forum and motorcycling in general and I wanted to reach out to introduce myself and to see if you guys and help me with an issue that I'm having with my bike's clutch. At little background, I decided on the FZ07 to be my first bike from what I read online and from talking with family and friends who are regular riders. With it being my first bike I decided to buy a salvaged title as I may want to eventually turn it into a dedicated track bike. That remains to be seen but regardless I bought one that had been dropped on its left side with the damage primarily being taken by the handle bars and bodywork so nothing major at all. All of it has been fixed and the engine started up right away and runs smoothly and it only has 2170 miles on it. The only issue that I have is when I shift from N to either 1st or 2nd with the clutch lever fully pulled in the bike slams into gear and stalls the engine. There doesn't seem to be too much slack out on the cable and I can get roughly 45-50 degrees of travel out of the clutch lever on the side of the clutch cover which I assume would be sufficient to disengage the drive connection.

I took the clutch cover off to see if as a result of the accident and the handle bars being radically bent that this would have somehow stripped the gears on either the pull lever shaft or the pull rod highlighted in the image below but they are both fine. Before I dig any deeper I'm looking to see if any of you have an insight on what else may be causing this issue. Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

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I suspect the bike has been sitting for a long time and this can cause the clutch plates to seize up. I usually put the bike onto a center stand or paddock stand so the back wheel is off the ground, then sit on the bike and start the engine, put it into 1st gear and let the engine rev up to about 5000RPM, the back wheel will be spinning quite quickly, then pull the clutch lever in (and keep it pulled in) then start to apply the rear brake, this will try to stall the engine so you might have to give it more revs, be careful not to burn the brakes out, but after a few seconds of pumping the rear brake n & off, the clutch usually releases. I then put my gear on and go for a good ride with lots of bends and stop starts so the clutch really gets a bit of a workout. As stated I doubt anything is wrong with the clutch the plates have just stuck together.

Gary
 
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