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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Jerking of Bike

Well as I am still fairly new to the Biker's world. I have been noticing jerking of my mainly does it when I am shifting gears and accerlating. It goes away the faster I go. I thought it was from me not shifting correctly or to early but I have been working on that but it still does it...any ideas?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:20 PM
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Probably needs a tune up.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:41 PM
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If you are riding it like an old lady you are probally shifting to soon. The V twins like to be reved (within reason) and not luged.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:56 PM
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New machine?

Sounds like your are either lugging the motor by shifting too soon or, maybe, the clutch is slipping under load which may be a maintenance error in that the cable is adjusted too tight and not completely engaging when released.

Takes some first hand experience to learn that last bit.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 10:59 PM
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There's a bunch of different bike wobbles and jerks. From out of balance tires, to clutch grabbing, to misfiring, to who knows what.

Assuming you're not talking about giving your bike a hand job (you were all thinking it), can you get someone to take a short video of the problem, and post a link to a youtube vid?

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