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Old 01-07-2019, 02:48 PM   #1
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V-Strom won't roll

Intermittently, my 2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 won't roll even in neutral. Sometimes the problem goes away. Other times, I almost can't roll the bike forward or backward. Could this be a problem with the clutch? I can't seem to figure it out.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:11 PM   #2
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you're sure it's in neutral?

it's the rear tire keeping it from rolling?

if it's really in neutral, the clutch isn't the problem
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:22 PM   #3
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Likely nothing related to the clutch.

Next time it happens, try pulling in the clutch and see if it will roll. There may be extra drag, though. If you can roll it with the lever pulled all the way, then the bike is likely still in gear.

Or, next time it happens, simply fiddle with the shift lever, putting the bike in 1st and then 2nd and then finding neutral again. If that fixes it, the transmission is still in gear and it might be a problem or it might simply be you're not hitting neutral when you think you are.

Or, it could be a problem with the shift linkage hanging up. Is it clean and does it move freely?
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:40 PM   #4
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:06 PM   #5
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It could be sticking brake pads. This can sometimes be intermittent. Inspect the guide pin boots and grease for tears or contamination.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:34 PM   #6
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I recently found a drywall screw in my rear tire, flat. Bike would hardly move. Fixed it and problem solved. Sometimes we forget to check simple things, did not expect this in the garage.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:05 PM   #7
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Turns out my rear brake was sticking. If I pull up the brake lever with my foot, the problem goes away.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:28 PM   #8
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Riding a bike with a sticky brake can cause the fluid to boil and lockup your brakes. Get it fixed.
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