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I have recently retrieved my DR400 from storage. It will run fine but as soon as you pull in the clutch and put it in first gear it dies. I found some information that mentions the clutch plates might be sticking. So I removed them all cleaned and relubed them, still same problem. Any thoughts before I drop my next paycheck at the stealership having a mechanic look at it?
 

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Try giving it a rolling start before engaging first gear. My SMR does that after a few weeks of sitting, but if I start it, get it rolling and the put it in gear, it's good until the next time.

If that doesn't work, then something else is obviously wrong.
 

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Is your kickstand down? I know on a few bikes they have a safety switched wired onto the kickstand, but not sure if the DR's have it.
 

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The kickstand and operator error was option 'b'. After pushing it through the yard a couple of times it is free and seems to be working fine now. Shifts through all gears with out a problem. See, yet another reason why they should never sit longer than overnight.
 
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