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This link will take to a step by step guide on how to replace gasket. Removing and replacing cylinder head on Yamaha TTR250

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jul 04, 2016

drain oil, remove right side case, you will see the clutch, remove clutch hub nut, inner and outer clutch pressure plates will then come out, remove bolt holding springs in, separate fibers and steels, best bet is to replace full set.

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Nov 15, 2014

well, the trans feels like 4 taller gears because with your sprocket change you changed the gear ration and gave yourself taller gears. 1 tooth up front is like 2.2 in back. effectively you changed about 9 teeth. humongous gearing change. Its a 250 and does not have enough hp to pull hard up top.
You don't change jets for gearing per se'. You jet for motor and exhaust and climate. To see if you need to change jetting up top you do a plug chop. Run WFO throttle at top speed and hit kill switch(pull clutch in) then when you have coasted to a stop remove the plug and look at it. you need to see how the insulator looks. Look down at the base not tip. should be chocolate milk color in a band about 5-7mm. thinner or lighter then bigger main jet. darker or fatter then smaller main jet.
JUST FYI-Shimming the needle only affects 1/3 throttle to about 2/3 throttle.
You should probably try to put the 16 back on it will help the bike pull. Too tall of gearing IMO.

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on May 12, 2014

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2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jan 29, 2013

give the air filter a blow out m8,, and change the plugs to a hotter grade,, ie if u have ngk b8es or summat try b9,,that type of thing,

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011

Are you sure the rear cylinder has good compression? Did you check the two cylinders with a compression gage? The compression should be within 10% of each other. Check the ignition timing of the rear cylinder. I will bet the valves just need to be re-seated on the rear cylinder.

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011

Check the fuses with a meter.

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

your battery is dead. It is so dead it may not even take a jump start. replace battery. You can always push start if you really need to get somewhere.

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Nov 19, 2010

Best thing to do is get the whole system checked out by a yam electrician ,It will be less cost to you in the long run .as they can test each component for faults .

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Mar 13, 2010

You can get to 55 with and old Honda 90cc. Your 250cc should do 80 with no problem. Your gearing is backwards. The larger the rear sprocket, the slower you go. You have tried to compensate a loss of engine power with a gear reduction demanding more from the what little power the engine is putting out. Put the 45T sprocket back on and do some work on the cylinder head. Ethanol is famous for corrosion and your valves are proof of it. All your power and gas mileage are going out the exhaust pipe. Pull the cylinder head and re-seat the valves. This should get back the power that is missing. You didn't mention any smoking so the piston rings must still be good. The stock main jet is #110. The higher the number , the richer the mix. Go to a #112 or #115 if you need to but only after the valve job. Right now the main jet is not the problem and changing it will only mean even worse mpg.

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2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

the fuel doesn't care what colour the spark is. Your problem lies elsewhere.

2000 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on May 18, 2009

seems like a bad earth, check battery connectors, and any earth straps between engine and frame and also the connectors from each of the indicator wiring into the harness.

Yamaha Xv 250... | Answered on Feb 18, 2017

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