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Tyler Autry

1988 Kawasaki KLF 300 BAYOU NEED HELP

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Recently started shifting hard from neutral to first causing it to stall. I'm able to lift up on the shifter and throttle up and slowly let off the shifter, like driving a standard. That is the only way to get it In gear and stay running. Also if I come to a stop and keep it in gear it wants to continue moving, eventually stalling out. I don't have much experience with the bottom end or clutches. I just now replaced friction and steel plates and that made no difference. Don't know what to do now.

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Hey Tyler welcome to Quadcrazy. So your having shifting problems on the bayou and you changed friction and steel plates? I’m a little confused.   What parts exactly did you change? There’s also a centrifugal clutch inside the right side engine cover that’s part of the clutching system. When you opened the cover did you inspect that clutch? 

Also how as the engine oil? Have you changed it and looked for any metal shavings inside the oil?  

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