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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2017, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch jolts on Versys 1000

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I'm enjoying my Versys 1000 (model 2013'ish).

I have got an issue though - whenever I start the bike in first gear the bike/clutch jolts into motion. This makes it a little hard to control the bike from standstill. It's less of a problem if I rev the gas somewhat, but think I should be able to finetune my clutch action to move slowly without having the bike jump all over the place. Any idea what could be the problem?

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Yup you answered your own question. Adjust the clutch lever. it's too short.
You shouldn't feel the clutch start to grab until the last knuckles on your fingers start to unfold.
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After starting, I usually pull-and-release the clutch lever a couple of times before I put it into gear.

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Sometimes the clutch plates will "stick" together due to oil between them. If the adjustment is correct just put it in gear before starting and push it a forward a couple of inches (that breaks the clutch plates loose). Then continue as normal.
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Sometimes the clutch plates will "stick" together due to oil between them. If the adjustment is correct just put it in gear before starting and push it a forward a couple of inches (that breaks the clutch plates loose). Then continue as normal.
I haven't had this problem with my V1k, but my Warrior's clutch plates would stick whenever it got cold out. It had so much bottom end that sans brakes, the bike would just get underway if in gear with the clutch pulled to the grip.
Once the oil warmed up it was fine.
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I've had that problem to some degree with every bike I've had except the smaller ones (650 and below). I've never noticed it with the Versys.
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Had the bike at the shop and they changed the clutch plates. Several of them was almost fusted together.

The clutch run much smoother now - although I still detect some vibration when starting from standstill.

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