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Newbie, apply gas and there is a stutter/jerking motion from 0-5mphs? Is this the belt, clutch or both?
Also, light switch although in the off position has a switch light that stays on draining the battery. please help.

thanks in advance.
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Ruby, you are going to have to pull the clutch cover and check things out . Sounds like a problem with the primary clutch but the belt could be going as well.

You may have to install a new headlight switch ..
 
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Stock clutches tend to be jerky at low speeds/initial take off. There are solutions for smooth engagement, Duraclutch and clutch tuning like the Gilomen kits.

Worn and dirty clutches can be more jerky than when the clutch was new. Hunterworks has some videos (if I remember correctly) about cleaning. Worn, hour glassed belts can also cause a jerky sensation. Hour glassing is usually caused by not using low range for low speeds.
 
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Take the belt off and and run the outer edges of the belt between your thumb and fingers. Feel for any dips or divots along the outer edges. The clutch sheaves will skip over the dips and cause a jerking feeling at lower speeds. Visually.....they are hard to see.
 
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There is also an easy way to see if the primary is sticky when u get it off. Just place it on your work bench and push down. It should be smooth for as far down as you can push. Lot of times a primary will be sticky right at the top. You will easily feel this.
 

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Newbie, apply gas and there is a stutter/jerking motion from 0-5mphs? Is this the belt, clutch or both?
Also, light switch although in the off position has a switch light that stays on draining the battery. please help.

thanks in advance.
DS
Hey noob! Welcome.
Sounds like a plug issue. Check your plugs.
 

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Get these parts and replace and check belt alignment



 

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