Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I can't get my bike to roll in gear when the clutch is pulled.

asked by on

I replaced the clutch discs and clutch cable in my dirt bike, and I don't know if it's working properly, but I want to make sure before I put it back together. When I pull the clutch the discs barely move and I don't think they pull apart enough to spin. I tried putting it into gear and holding the clutch and rolling it, but it will only roll like two inches before the back tire locks up and drags. Is this normal? If not, what do I do?

Try adjusting the clutch cable until you have very little free travel before it starts to pull the clutch in. You should be okay then to put it together and start the engine in neutral and exercise the clutch in and out, then see if you can put it in gear with the clutch pulled in.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I can't get my bike to roll in gear when the clutch is pulled.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: clutch pedal droppedto floor

There are a limited number of issues that can cause the clutch pedal to drop to the floor, and stay there. A failed clutch pressure plate, failed clutch master/slave cylinder, malfunctioning clutch pedal assembly, or having air in the clutch...

Q: Issues changing gears 2002 Honda S2000

Hello - I would say you either have a problem with your clutch hydraulics (most likely the clutch master cylinder), or the pilot bearing is starting to fail. A pilot bearing that is seizing up will act like a "dragging"...

Q: Tried pressing the clutch pedal and it just flew to the floor. It wouldn't come back until I brought it up myself.

Hi. The most likely cause of this problem is the clutch master cylinder has a leak or has just completely failed. The clutch master cylinder gives your clutch pedal the proper pressure to engage the clutch so the transmission can...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...