Question about 1985 Yamaha XJ 700 X Maxim
Keeps fouling the number one plug oil on plug when I pull it out
There are rings on the pistons that could be worn or it could be a valve stem seal that is leaking. The only way to tell is a cylinder leak down test.
Posted on May 17, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: how much and what type of oil
I have a 1985 Maxim XJ700NC There is a window on the side case for proper oil levels when the bike is on the center stand. The only recommended oil should be Yamalube 20-40. Do not use automotive oils. There is a slight difference in the makeup of the oil as the bike is oil cooled, and you have a "Wet Clutch". The energy conservation oils have emulsions in them that will ruin your clutch plates.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
there is a sight glass about the size of a nickle directly below the filler plug ,oil level should be midway or close to the top,you should see the oil level in the glass window,if not you'll have to remove the cover and clean or replace the sight glass window....
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
SOURCE: my 02 yamaha yzf 426
I have had the same problem with my bike, but found out that the jets were wrong and had to down size two times and now i have had no problems starting up or if i have stalled the bike it only takes about kicks to get it running again.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
the Yamaha xj700 maxim x (1985) DOES have an oil filter. it is on the front of the bike, about as far down as you can get. it's held on with one bolt.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
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