Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Manchester, NY
Year/Make/Model: 2017 Vaquero ABS
Displacement/CC's: 1700 cc
Color: Candy Cardinal Red
I won't say it's normal because I'm not an expert, but my'07 Custom has always felt like the clutch is slightly engaged when the lever's pulled all the way in. It's harder to push around using the clutch than it is in neutral. I think it has to do with the fact that it's a wet clutch, but I don't know exactly. I will say this: if I start the bike in first gear I feel a soft surge forward when the engine starts to roll. But NOT if I roll the bike forward or back before I hit the starter. I'm only talking about 5 or 6 inches of road here, not pushing it down the driveway. My best guess is that the plates stay so close that the oil sticks them together. Once that oil-bond is broken everything spins freely.