Originally Posted by RetroSBK
why would you have to bump it? Is it stuck in gear? or when you pull the clutch in, it wont engage enough to make it so you can shift?
Typically, when you cant pull the lever in all the way, you have water in the system, and it has expanded and wont allow the piston to compress. This also usually means that the reservoir is too full, and is not allowing the expansion...
but im really curious why you have to bump it.
And no, bumping it wont hurt ANYTHING.... No different than starting a bike on rollers, etc
the clutch would not egage at all - so i had to bump start it in 2nd so that i could get going. the clutch lever was not functional at all. i could start it in neutral but shifting was no an option