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Considering 1987 XT600

Hello all... I am considering buying a 1987 XT600 project bike... It is complete, and it runs, but stalls out when its put into gear... I am assuming this to be a clutch issue... What else should I look for, or should I run all together ;-)??? Thanks for any help...
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Could be smething as simple as the sidestandswitch. It gets a lot of dirt and water.
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Could be smething as simple as the sidestandswitch. It gets a lot of dirt and water.
Thats what im hoping for...
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If the engine just stops, its probably the sidestand switch, however if the bike is stalling when it goes into gear the clutch plates will be stuck together... quite a commaon thing if the bike's been stood for a while...
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If the engine just stops, its probably the sidestand switch, however if the bike is stalling when it goes into gear the clutch plates will be stuck together... quite a commaon thing if the bike's been stood for a while...
Mine were stuck together after sitting for 12 months, i just fired it up in gear with the clutch held in & one finger on the front brake, reved it up & let the clutch out & it free`d up fine.

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