Question about 1983 Yamaha XS 400 L Maxim
Either 10W40 or 20W50.
I used a good synthetic motorcylce oil but if you want to use regular oil thats ok as long as you change it at its normal time.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
air filter is behind 1 of the side panels, oil filter is in the sump depending on which motor it is it may be a mesh type near the oil pump.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009
The starter clutch needs to be replaced. At the other end of that chain is a wheel with a couple slots cut at angles. Inside each of these slots is a small cylindrical piece of metal. The whole unit fits over the end of the crankshaft and because of the angle of the slots those cylindrical pieces of metal (which move freely in the slots) will be forced against and grip the crankshaft when the starter is operated. If they become worn down they are no longer able to exert enough pressure on the crankshaft in order to turn it. Buying a starter clutch 2nd hand is not recommended. If you are unable to source one from a bike shop, try and have them made. Take the old ones to an engineering shop. Unless you know how to temper/harden metal of course.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
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