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I have a question.

When I shift my 96 TRX300FW into gear from neutral, it jumps a bit when the gear is engaged. Forward & reverse.

Is this normal?

It shifts fine up & down through the gears and I am not familiar with how the "clutches shifting" is supposed to work normally.

I checked the clutch adjustment according to the service manual.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
 

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A slight jump is normal ..... The idol rpm should be 1400 rpm -+ 100 you can easily check it with a tiny tach .... If you go for a digital tach .... Get one with a refresh rate of 0.5 seconds
 

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slight jump is normal. there is a sticky in the repair section on how to check/adjust the clutch. the manual wont get into detail on how to check to see if your doing it correct ?, the sticky from me will !.
 

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and make sure you have the correct atv oil in the engine !. DO NOT USE CAR/TRUCK OIL AT ALL !!!.
 

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if you don't have a tach , idle it down as low as you can go and still keep it running , might help smooth out engagement
 

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Thanks for the advice.

I used to have a tach on a timing light that someone "borrowed" years ago. Needless to say, I no longer have a tach!

It doesn't jump into gear that dramatic, so I will just figure it is normal. I just have ZERO experience with these, so I wasn't sure.

Yes, I used motorcycle oil from the Honda dealer.

I'll check out the sticky.
 

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With the motor idling and in neutral, reach down with your hand, grip the shifter lever and pull it into 1st gear without letting the shifter lever back down.... just hold the lever up firmly and continue to hold it up. Then give it some throttle. If the bikes moves or tries to creep forward, the change clutch needs to be readjusted. If the bike holds still while revving the motor a bit, but begins to move forward as you slowly allow the shifter lever to return, the clutch is adjusted correctly and is working as intended.
Credit goes to retro ^^^
 

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I have 6 running 300s and all have there own characteristics when it comes to shifting and riding
Good to know.

This is my first ATV, and there are many aspects about it that are very new, and unfamiliar to me. Like the ridiculously low tire pressures! Seriously????

And naturally the factory TP gauge is missing, so I have to buy one to make sure that I have exactly 2.9psi in my rear tires, and 4.4psi in the fronts!!!!! If they were something like 12 or 15, I could use the expensive TP gauge I ALREADY have!

But I digress.
 

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I ran 10 psi back and front and the same diameter tire all the way around , as far as the width , running 12 in the rear and 8-9-and 10's in the front
 

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I ran 10 psi back and front and the same diameter tire all the way around , as far as the width , running 12 in the rear and 8-9-and 10's in the front
Mine are stock. Original Goodyears. I got them about what they are supposed to be. My gauge reads in one pound increments down to 5psi, then it has 2 hash marks between 5 and zero. CLOSE ENOUGH! I am only using it around the farm!
 
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