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Why does starting with the clutch lever pulled in only enough to let the starter engage make starting easier on the sprag ? Just out of interest, thanks
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The additional drag of the transmission helps smooth the pulses of compression on the crank which helps the sprag stay engaged.

That's my theory, anyway.
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I agree with Ed. The sprag needs to have some load on it in order to remain engaged throughout the start sequence of the bike.

If the engine "free-wheels" or moves enough to take load off the sprage, the sprag disengages and re-engages rapidly under load and that is the damage mechanism.

Eventually, it wears out.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the info guys
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