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will xs400s move in 1st gear without throttle without stalling?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stephen2us, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. stephen2us

    stephen2us XS400 Member

    easy questions for you guys--a friend was telling me motorcycles should move into 1st gear with no throttle if you are easy enough.. My xs400 will not do it, without stalling, my RPM's immediately start going down as I let the throttle out... So, does this depend on the bike, is he right, wrong? Thanks all...
  2. JPaganel

    JPaganel XS400 Addict

    I think this kinda depends on how big a bike we're talking about and how it's geared. I don't think a stock XS will do it, it's hardly a powerhouse.

    Unless you are reeeeeal careful with the clutch.
  3. salsasaul

    salsasaul XS400 Member

    I would disagree. My xs400 DOHC is no powerhouse but still idles into gear with ease.

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