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Old 03-31-2010, 08:17 PM
sofasurferlinux sofasurferlinux is offline
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Default How to keep from getting thrown off?

When I try to start my bike I pedal and then pop the clutch. But if it is doesn't start, because its cold or whatever, the wheel locks and that sucker throws me righ down onto to ground. It hurts, it scratches the bike and it is humiliating as heck. How do I stop it from throwing me? I tried loosening the clutch a little which makes the wheel not lock so tightly when the engine does not start. It also allows me to keep pedaling (though difficultly) with the clutch "popped" if the engine does not start. But the drawback is that I have to be pedaling faster to get the engine to turn enough to start.
Is the clutch adjustment the answer or is there another solution?
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