Question about 1981 Yamaha XJ 650

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Cluch slips i have a 81 650 midnight with a atp turbo the cluch won t hold.Do you know how too fix this problem?

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  • jmoore29 May 27, 2009

    the clutch works fine until they get really hot,then about 10.000 rpm it won t hold anymore.Does anyone make metalic plates?

  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    Clutch adjustments correct?

    After market turbo?


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I dont have a manual for that bike, but i think there is an internal clutch adjustment that may help. if not properly set, the clutch will slip under a heavy load. if it does have the adjustment, it will be on one side of the engine and it should look like a 10 or 12mm nut with a set screw. loosen the nut and adjust the set screw one way or the other until there is NO tension on the screw. tighten the nut and then re-adjust your clutch lever for proper free play. if that dont work, install high performace clutch plates. again, im not certain that bike has the internal adjustment. take a look. hope this helps...

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