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Clutch won't engage when shifting to first, bike is cold and being fully choked.

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Guys, 2015 TTR 230 here. I pulled it out of the shed, its about 55 degrees. I crank it up, full choke, let it idle for probably 30 seconds at most. The bike is not warm enough to respond to the throttle unless the choke is on. I decide to ride it around with the coke on to warm it up quicker, it's been a week since I had ridden and was impatient. I hop on, pull the clutch in, shift down to first.

 

The bike lurches forward despite the clutch being pulled in, full choke also. I'm not out of control so I pull the clutch in further, let it go, pull it again...the clutch won't engage. I kill the bike, put it back in N, start it back up, pull the clutch in and shift into 1st. Clutch engages this time.

 

I have had this happen before. Both times occurred with full choke. In my mind, the choke shouldn't cause the clutch to engage or disengage. I would chalk this up as a user error; perhaps I didn't pull the clutch in far enough the first time. The issue here is I made sure I pulled it completely in, let it out, and pulled it in again and it would not engage. I am certain that I cant say it was my fault.

 

Has anyone heard or experience anything that I am describing?

 

Thanks for your input!

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 1- Warm the bike up before riding.

 2- I think you have the words "engage" and "disengage" confused.

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Perhaps a little more clutch cable free play, a quick turn of the adjuster fixes that, and warmer oil, and you'll be perfect. Your condition is not unpredictable in colder weather. 

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My bike acts funky when cold too...

1.) Do you have the bike rejetted or is it stock jetting?

2.) Does this problem happen when the bike is fully warmed up?

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