Question about 1985 Yamaha XJ 700 X Maxim
Can anyone tell me how to get the old speedometer off of my 85' yamaha maxim. I tried taking off the faceplate to the shift/light box where the oil and turn signal lights are but found no other screws for the bracket. Any help or diagrams would be awesome. Thank you!
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Posted on Jul 01, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.....
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
yes, the breather line hooks to the petcock on the line facing the back, the fuel line hooks to the larger one. the line from the breather is actually a vacume line that turns on the fuel, without it you will not get fuel out of the petcock unless it is in the prime position.
Posted on Jul 04, 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
First you want to disconnect the positive cable to the starter, than unscrew the 2 bolts holding the starter to the motor, pull them up as far as you can and you will be able to pull the starter out.
Posted on Aug 01, 2011
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