Re: 69 Yamaha u5e dies when put into gear???

Nick Haber /
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> Drew Willis Wrote:

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> Maybe the clutch is being engaged too early in the rev range.

My first thought was clutch but then he said it dies when the brake is applied which I've had happen to older Japanese bikes with 6v systems and bad batteries. The brake light draws too much current and it loses spark.

It's possible when you release the clutch the rev range drops low enough to where there isn't enough power generated to spark, thus the bike dies. If the battery is infact bad, try keeping the revs up when you shift and see if that keeps it from dying (don't overdo it and flip the bike though)

Clutch is much more likely though, it's just easier to check if it's the battery(edited)

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