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post #1 of 36 Old 02-04-2019, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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2004 rebel 250 rolls while in gear

New owner trying to figure out what happened. Coming off red light switching to 2nd bike lost power to rear wheel...as if I were in neutral no matter which gear I switch to. Bike rolls freely without holding clutch while in gear with engine off...is this a burnt clutch?
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post #2 of 36 Old 02-05-2019, 08:45 AM
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Do you still have a chain ?

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Yes, didn't we hear a story not long ago about someone losing their chain and wondering why the bike wouldn't go anymore. It could be the clutch, but seems odd that it would totally fail in one instant. The other possibility, of course, might be that it is still in neutral and is not shifting at all.

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Haha, that was actually my 1st thought...pulled off sprocket cover to make sure it was still on...chain did have a little too much slack though
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It feels like I can still shift through gears...neutral light come in when I'm in neutral but nothing catches....I even loosened the clutch cable all the way but it still rolls in gear with engine off
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Haha, that was actually my 1st thought...pulled off sprocket cover to make sure it was still on...chain did have a little too much slack though
No need to remove sprocket cover.. you can see the chain at the rear wheel. When you roll the bike can you see the chain rolling at the back wheel?
If the chain is turning both sprockets and you are sure the bike is in gear, then the clutch is disengaged. Time to take it apart and figure it out.

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As a complete guess and past posts from those with shifting problems you might check for the loss of part #11 "SPRING, GEARSHIFT ARM".. several riders have lost this spring over the years resulting in no shift condition..
https://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemp...gearshift-drum

some have found spring flushes out with an oil change..
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Just to add to SoakedKarma's comments, the next step is to remove the right side engine cover where both the clutch and the shifter mechanism can be examined to determine the real problem. You need to drain the engine oil first because that cover is wet, and you will need a new gasket to replace that cover.

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Thank you guys so much for your direction, got the cover off...looks like that spring is still in tact...where should I start troubleshooting

Much appreciated!
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When it's "in gear" and rolling, does the clutch basket turn?

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