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Feb 13

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kgupta says:

Bike won't start & possible problems with gears?

Hello everyone!

First let me introduce myself.  My name is Kanav and i'm a new rider as of two weeks ago.  I'm on a CBR 125 in London and have been loving the ride since I started (although not for very long).  At the moment I'm running on a cbt, but before the year's out i'm probably going to get my big bike test done and hopefully jump onto something meatier!  My technical knowledge of bikes is second to none right now but hopefully that will come with time.

As I mentioned, I bought the bike two weeks ago.  It's a CBR 125, 2010 plate, its done just over 7200 on the clock.  I bought it second hand from a used bike store, and therefore I've got 1 month's warranty on it.

After riding it almost everyday for the past two weeks, this morning it decides to not start on me.  I put the key in, turn it, neutral light comes on fine, I push the ignition, and at first it sounds as though its trying to do something but then it falls short.  The second time I hit the ignition I hear nothing but a continuous clicking sound which seems to be coming from underneath the seat.  So i'm guessing what i'm asking is what could be the problem and should I take it back to where I bought it from to get fixed or isn't it worth the hassle and just attempt to sort it myself?

Secondly, I've been having an issue with the gears (I think).  As i run up through the gears, and as I pass fourth gear, when i then try to run down them in one go, for example when approaching a stop, it sometimes doesn't let me go passed 4/5th gear without me letting the clutch go and then bringing it in again to continue going down.  This is quite annoying when i'm coming up to a traffic light from a bit of speed (as much as a 125 will go).  This also occurs sometimes when i'm in the lower gears and it won't let me engage first unless i let the clutch go in neutral and then pull it back in to engage it separately.  Is this a safety feature or is this a problem with the bike?

I've lost a little faith in the bike already, and am also wondering if there's anything else I should get checked out before the warranty runs out in two weeks?

Thank you all a bunch in advance and for reading.


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