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2000 Yamaha Big Bear 400 - Shifting Question

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Hey there everyone.

Father in law picked up a used 2000 BB400 4x2 - motor runs well, no smoking. Little cold natured, but starts easy enough on full choke, and as it warms up you can back the choke off to a normal idle. Not uncommon for older carbed bikes/quads.

but - cold or hot, this thing is sometimes a real pain to get into reverse or 1st without rocking it back and forth a good bit. as it warms up, again it acts better,but doesn't get perfect.

When moving,it shifts up and down smoothly and accurately with no signs of clutch slipping.

Oil looks good and clean.

I see the clutch adjustment on the left side crankcase - but before I go screwing with anything, I'd like some other's opinions on what I might do to make the engagement easier.

thanks,

Chris

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it's just the nature of the beast. auto's don't have that problem. most manual shift are like yours ...

you could try playing with the adjustment, but i don't it will help. the fork might be bent slightly is all ...

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