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Difficult to kick start while in gear

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Is this normal? I have the clutch lever adjusted per the manual. It will start way easier in neutral, but when I try to start in gear with the clutch disengaged, it will not start.

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That is normal. There is drag from the clutch plates.

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When the oil is fully warm and bike is up on a stand, put it in any gear, pull the clutch in fully and turn the rear wheel. The drag from a normal clutch should feel about double the drag you'd feel in neutral if you have an o-ring chain.

If you still think the drag is excessive, then pull the plates out and inspect everything.

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