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How do you adjust the clutch for the 2004 Yamaha 650

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Hi, Debneeley 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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

rselvy
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SOURCE: clutch adjustment 2004 v-star 650

Sir,
The bike you are working on has a couple of way to adjust the clutch. Obviously the adjuster on the handlebars would be the first place but actually there is an adjustment on the other end of the cable that has a locking nut on it. You will need to loosen the nut that locks the cable and there should be another nut on the other side of the cable that you can tighten. As you tighten the nut it will take the free play out of the cable.
There is another adjustment on the inside of the clutch cover, it is on the clutch hub. The adjustment for this would be done by removing the clutch cover to access the clutch hub. On the outside of the hub there is an 12mm nut locking down a 6mm adjusting screw, the screw is adcually the first source of adjustment on initial assembly.
Let me give you the breakdown of how this works, your clutch mechanism has the hub adjustment, a ball, and a push rod that goes through the primary output shaft of the transmission. Then it goes to the actuating arm where your cable connects. The reason I'm telling you this is because often the ball in between the hub adjuster screw and the clutch push rod becomes welded to the push rod or it will actually start to come apart. When this happens your clutch adjustment goes away and you have no adjustment available through the cable or the clutch lever. Should this be your case I would recommend you take the clutch cover off, (be sure to drain the oil first), remove the six 10mm nuts securing the clutch hub, (this also holds the clutch springs in place), then you will have access to the push rod and the ball. You may have to tilt the bike over on the right side to get the push rod and ball to come out.
When you go to reassemble the clutch make sure all the adjusters are loose so you can adjust the clutch in the following sequence:

  1. Assemble the hub and secure the springs. You want to adjust the hub screw first. Gently turn the screw in until it contacts the ball, then back out the screw 1/4 turn. This prevents the ball from welding it's self to the ball and plunger.
  2. Install the clutch cover and the clutch cable all the way to the lever. You will first adjust the free play out at the base of the cable so you have maximum adjustment at the lever.
  3. Adjust the lever so you have 1/4 of free play at the lever.
This will give you a properly adjusted clutch that has lots of adjustment at both the handlebars and at the base of the cable.

Good Luck! This is a DIY job, you wont need to take the bike to the shop if you are able to do any routine maintenance. Should you have to remove the clutch cover you will need to replace the right side, (clutch cover), engine gasket. If you take it apart I would recommend replacing the ball if it has any signs or wear, it will be blotted, this is a very cheap item that can cause much grief.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards,
RSelvy

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: honda deauville 650 2004 9000 miles,having trouble

HI it sounds like you have a problem with your plane plates in your cluch probably warped or could be wrong oil must be 10w 40 motorcycle oil not car oil,hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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Posted on Jul 07, 2009

ckoira57
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SOURCE: On a 06 yamaha vstar 650 i installed a new clutch

Clutch drive plates (usu. has friction pads and tabs on outer rim) alternate with Clutch driven plates that are smooth with teeth on inner rim. These slot into clutch "basket" and clutch hub. (the basket is driven via the crank and the hub drives the gearshafts) They are bound by the springs and endcaps bolted to the pressure plate in the basket. The plate movement or spread is negligable, 10-15mm spread over 13 plates. This spread is goverened by the actuating step gear thruster which cannot be adjusted.
The lever adjustment is for the amount a free play and the crankcase adjustment governs take-up spot; where resting lever returns the thruster. this can effectively allow the clutch to drive whilst having slack at lever, or vice versa.
Hope this is helpfull, Cheers.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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Handlebars can be adjusted up and down, but I know of no way to adjust bars forward and back. I would check the levelness of the forks just to make sure that the motorcycle has not been in a front end collision.

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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