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I was doing an oil change yesterday and had the bike up on stands. After I changed the oil I started the bike up in neutral while is was still lifted. The rear tire started spinning slowly. I could easily stop it with my hands, without any issues. I pulled the clutch all the way in and the tire was still spinning. I then pulled the clutch and switched into first. The tire started spinning even faster even with the clutch fully pulled in.

I then got the bike off of stands and went for a quick ride to check everything. Had no issues: even in 1st gear with clutch pulled in the bike wasn't trying to push me forward.

So the question: is this normal or does my clutch need to be adjusted?
 

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This is normal and caused by the gyroscopic effect of the engine.
 

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totally normal. If the oil was really hot, it usually will not spin the tire on a stand in neutral. It's just the colder oil dragging on the clutch parts that spins the tire a bit on the stand.
 
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