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Matnique

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Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« on: May 28, 2007, 12:15:41 PM »
Hello everyone, just had my 82 delivered today (my first bike).  She started just fine, I let her idle for a couple of minutes, pull in the clutch all the way, shift to first from neutral and she jerks slightly forward and stalls. I have the clutch pulled in all the way.  Is it time to take her to a mechanic?  :(

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Re: Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 12:45:40 PM »
sounds like you need to tighten your clutch cable.  these bikes arent known for clutch problems. if she jerked foward then the clutch wasent fully enganged.

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Re: Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 01:42:18 PM »

Make sure the side stand is fully up and the side stand switch is working properly.  See page 7.2 and 7.16 in the Yamaha service manual.

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Re: Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007, 02:12:50 PM »
Second the clutch cable adjustment. Pull in the clutch with it in first, and lengthen the clutch cable housing until theres very little drag when you're rolling with the clutch in and it's in gear.
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Re: Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 02:34:01 PM »
Check your oil level too.

Welcome to Riders of Vision!  Before you go spend the big bucks at a mechanic, ask around here first and give it a little time for a reply.  It's a holiday weekend and we are all out either riding or working on our Visions. ;D

In the mean time, tell us a little about you and your Vision.

How many miles, how long it sat without running and what you have done to get it running, and what kind of experience you have wrenching on bikes.

If you have browsed through the site you may have notice that we are a close knit bunch of enthusiasts that love our bikes and helping each other.  ;D

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Re: Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 05:39:14 PM »
Hello again,  yes, it was the kickstand. I found the owners manual and yes, the V will not run when the kickstand is down, duh.  Thanks, I will now read the manual.  I am totally new to bikes.  I have my permit and am registered to take the MSF in Edison, NJ.  I am (was) a cyclist and have put in many, many miles.  My only complaint about cycling is that I always have to stay to my right, next to the curb and pray that I don't get hit from behind and thereby taking away some of the fun.  If my bike could only keep up with the traffic...and so my interest in motorcycles. 

Right now, I am going to find out how to debug the cooling system as the bike is running hot after just a few minutes.  I will look in the manual and the Haynes book.  Thanks again. :D

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Re: Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 07:07:31 PM »
Visions are sensitive to any air in the cooling system. there is a bleed bolt on the coolant line under the tank.  allow the bike to cool, remove the radiator cap & loosen or remove the bleed bolt.  fill the cooling susten till there is no air left in the system. use a good m/c cooling system coolant (no silica) products like 'water wetter' have had good reviews here.

also clean the contacts on the 2 sensors on the pipes where the bleed bolt is, one if got the guage, one is for the rad fan. (quick test: ground the one for the fan & it should come on) be sure your grounds are clean too. be careful with those sensors, they are expensive to replace....

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Re: Stalls when I shift to first, what's up with that?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 09:57:27 PM »

Right now, I am going to find out how to debug the cooling system as the bike is running hot after just a few minutes.  I will look in the manual and the Haynes book.  Thanks again. :D


if you are just sitting there, in the garage, reving the engine ... checking her out... yes, it will get hot after a few minutes.

if you're out on the road, not stuck in traffic, you should be right around 1/2 on the gauge.
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