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  • bwtk - why is my bike hard to push ...

    when in gear but with the clutch in...

    but easy to push when in neutral???

    thanks
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  • #2
    Depends how heavy...

    Clutch could need adjustment to stop it dragging.

    Will be slightly heavier anyway because it's turning more stuff.
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    • #3
      im assuming you mean with the engine off

      motorbikes have a wet clutch
      this requires oil flow to help disengage so there is extra drag when engine is not running

      whereas neutral is effectively a disengaged gear
      Note: this may not be the universe where the above is relevant.

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      • #4
        The Mrs has a little VL250 Suzuki ( never rides it ) in the garage. When its cold and the oil is thick and everything is cold you can push it with clutch in and the rear wheel will just slide rather than turn. Neutral is easy as. Once things get warm it pushes easy.

        Just the nature of a wet clutch.
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        • #5
          Why push it in gear with the clutch in? ride it
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          • #6
            maybe cause you have the front break engaged and not the clutch
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            • #7
              Clutch disconnects the gearbox/chain/wheel from the engine.

              Neutral disconnects the clutch and front half of the gearbox from the back half of the gearbox, chain & wheel.

              Low gear is an RPM "step down" from engine to chain. But that means it's a step up the other way around. Ever used a handbeater or a salad spinner, where it takes a bit of effort to turn the crank and to get the driven side up and boogying but the other way around (turn the fast side and watch the slow side go slowly) is easy? Same same.

              In neutral you're not trying to turn the fast bit which is in turn trying to push half the clutch through oil. You're just spinning the back half of the gearbox which is easy.
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              • #8
                Thanks Guys, I was hoping it might be something like that.

                I will try pushing it when it is in a high gear and see if that makes a difference.

                I notice it when I push the bike from the driveway into the garage at night.

                cheers
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                • #9
                  your clutch needs adjusting.

                  try it at the lever first.

                  the down near the clutch cover if that doesnt work.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by b1ackmai1er View Post
                    Thanks Guys, I was hoping it might be something like that.

                    I will try pushing it when it is in a high gear and see if that makes a difference.

                    I notice it when I push the bike from the driveway into the garage at night.

                    cheers

                    Why would you try clicking it up through a few gears to try it in a higher gear? Just put the bloody thing in neutral....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sean'o View Post
                      Why would you try clicking it up through a few gears to try it in a higher gear? Just put the bloody thing in neutral....
                      Because humans are curious beings.

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                      • #12
                        try neutral
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                        • #13
                          I realize I can put in neutral I was just want to know why and if there was anything wrong. I don't remember my Yamaha xs250 being like this 20 years ago.
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