1st gear 6mph without clutch or throtlle

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1st gear 6mph without clutch or throtlle

#1 Unread post by system32 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:48 am

Im new to motorcycling ive got my first bike and ive put 300 miles on it. I have a Kawasaki ninja 650 abs 2019 I purchased brand new so I didn't pay much attention to it at first but after taking a msf course I noticed how my bike just rides on its own lol what I mean is 1st gear without touching the clutch or throttle it just rides around at around 6mph even went up a slight incline at 5 mph this is with no hands on clutch or throttle is this ok? the bike at the msf course did not behave this way just wondering if something needs adjusted. I did search around couldnt find anything related.

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Re: 1st gear 6mph without clutch or throtlle

#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:50 am

That is weird. My wife had a 2009 Ninja 650 and defiantly didn't do that. My guess is your clutch isn't 100% disengaging and needs adjusting. It isn't difficult to do yourself, at your clutch lever there is a turn screw, screwing it in (shortening the cable) will disengage the clutch sooner. I would try it in a parking lot with nothing around on your own on the bike, turning the screw 1/4 a turn at time and seeing how your clutch behaves. :)

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Re: 1st gear 6mph without clutch or throtlle

#3 Unread post by ZooTech » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:12 pm

Torquey parallel twin...lot of bikes will drive around @ idle. Nothing wrong with that unless it keeps doing so while squeezing the clutch lever.

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