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Geting the timing right for my 85 xj 700

I just put a new head gasket on my maxim xj700 and I cant seem to get the timing right I need to know where the timing marks are on both the cam rod gears and also the crank and how to perfect the timing. thanks

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Hi, Danbooher for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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SOURCE: 1985 Yamaha XJ700 Maxim won't work

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.....
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SOURCE: Need to set floats on an xj 700

with the float bowl off and holding the carb level, adjust the float where it is level and the jet is up enough to seal. float should be set then.

Posted on May 07, 2009

SOURCE: 85 xj 700 yamaha bike forks How much fork oil do i put in each

Use 278cc (9.4 oz) of Fork oil.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change a head gasket on a 1986 xj700 maxim

Remove the head, scrape all of the old gasket material from the head and the engine block, then install a new gasket and put the head back.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Carburetor on yamaha xj700 maxim x

Actually, they're not Hitachi carbs. Since you have a 1985 "Maxim-X", the model number is actually XJ700XN. The XJ700 does indeed have Hitachi carbs but your bike, the XJ700XN Maxim-X has BS33 Mikuni carbs.

Careful with the model number, the XJ700 and the XJ700X are entirely different bikes.

By the way, if you want more answers about your Maxim-X, feel free to visit the "Maximum Maxim-X" web site at www.maxim-x.com and the lesser known FTP site for the Maximum Maxim-X web site at www.maxim-x.com/pix

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