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1985 Yamaha XJ700 Maxim won't work

I work at a high school library and some students need to know why their 1985 Yamaha XJ700 Maxim will not work.

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  • dc-eakin May 11, 2010

    You need to be more specific. Does the bike start but not run well at idle or higher speeds? Does the bike's starter spin the engine but it doesn't start?

  • treverlehigh
    treverlehigh Mar 11, 2012

    refering to the comment made on may 11 2010, my bike spins but won't fire off, or if it does it will not stay spooled up in idle

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All engines need the same three to four things to work correctly..
Compression, Fuel, Spark, (timing).... But, usually those bikes, have fuel issues. The fuel tank spigot has a vacuum controlled valve which when the engine is cranked, suction is applied and fuel then can flow. Second,, the needle and float in the carb tend to get gummed up along with the main and idle jet... You need to make sure the carb is maticulously clean, Using carb cleaner, and tag wire,, or a piece of fine wire ( be careful not to enlarge the tiny holes). Keep refering to the 3-4 list fuel, compression, Spark,,,timing.....
Good luck...!!
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Xj700 yamaha looses power sometimes it will rev up and other times it wont

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  • brianklepper Jul 09, 2010

    my xj700 yamaha sometime it will rev up over 4500 and sometimes it wont making it not run good

  • shawn_beverl May 12, 2011

    MY NAME IS SHAWN YOU OWE ME i'M NOT AN EXSPERT IF YOUR BIKE REVS LIKE THAT YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR CARBS. YOUR EITHER GOT dirty CARBURATERS ARE THE LACK OF FUEL IN YOUR CARBS TO MAINTAIN MORE RPM. THAT'S A RESULT OF MISALIGNED FLOAT BOWLS ARE BAD PETCOCK VALVES ARE JUST PLAIN DIRTY CARBS WHEN YOU FIND OUT THE KNOWLEDGE IS YOURS.

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