Question about Yamaha XJ 650 Motorcycles
I'm looking at an 81 maxim for $650.00 owner says that bike has trouble finding second gear and that a Yamaha Mech told him it is most likely a bent shifting fork or forks in the tranny. I'm wondering if that can be addresseded by a me with help from a shop manual - I'm a diesel tech for 25 years, but no experience with bike trans. Also can it be addressed with engine in place - no removal of engine from chassis. And how much will parts be? Otherwise the bike is in great shape. Thanks! John
Dear swedishpytho the bic engine will have to be removed and split to expose the trany. you can likely do this job yourself but is is a big job reguiring shiming the shift forks and gears .the problem is likely a worn shift fork. a repair manual is a must for this job. the cost of parts i am not sure but beside the shift fork a complete gasket set will be reguired,and since the engine will be striped down you might as well rering the engine hope this helps jim
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