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Stuck in first gear on a yamaha xj 650

It wont come out of first gear what do i do

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    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    I had a problem like that on my Suzuki 750 GSXR, on mine it was a broken gearweel who was broken, i dont know if thats the problem on your bike, but it sure souds like that.

    I had to get down the gearbox and replace the broken weel.

    It took me a long time and it was damn expensive.

    I was also stucked on first gear and it was imposible to change gear.



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Try rocking it back and forth slightly, not to cause too much movement, just enough to possibly get it out of first gear. Make sure your clutch cable is working properly too. This is what allows your gears to shift.
Hope that helps.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a yamaha xj

Sounds like a badly bent shift fork. Parts will be hard to find. Finding a dealer willing to work on a 30 year old bike will be even harder. The cost to repair would be around $1250. That is more than the bike is worth. I don't advise you to attempt the repair yourself. Some special tools are needed and you would be doing major surgery on the transmission.

Posted on Aug 20, 2011

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SOURCE: valve clerance for yamaha xj 650,what is the clerance of exhuse and intake?

xj650(uk) and xj650j
inlet 0.16 - 0.20mm
exhaust 0.16 - 0.20

all other models
inlet 0.11 - 0.15mm
exhaust 0.16 - 0.20mm
set when cold

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SOURCE: worshop manual for a 1981 Yamaha XJ 650

here you go buddy

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