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Yamaha Xv 250... | Answered on Jul 03, 2016

inspect it very well as there has to be a reason for the lock nut to shear off
if it is the same size , splines etc and is in good condition it should fit

Yamaha Xv 250... | Answered on Jun 11, 2016

If not an engine problem then it sounds like something is loose (sorry to state the obvious). Could it be your sidestand because as you are checking for the visible, the stand will be down as you look around the bike and is only up when riding. Hitting a bump or normal vibration could cause it to hit against something (exhaust, frame etc.)

Yamaha Xv 250... | Answered on Apr 19, 2016

A lot of people will frown on this solution but it is quick and easy to test. Spray a shot of starting fluid into the intake, if it pops when you try and start then lack of fuel is your likely cause.

Yamaha Xv 250... | Answered on Apr 15, 2014

The clutch master/lever has a safety switch that tells the bike if the clutch lever is in (no power to rear) or out (power to rear). After almost 30 years this switch may have failed, making the bike think that the clutch is engaged regardless of lever position. If you have a multimeter you can test the switch yourself. Since the bike starts properly in neutral (also a safety feature) then the clutch lever switch is your most likely problem. Your bike might also have a side stand switch like mine. It functions much the same way, if the side stand is down and the bike put in gear it will kill the engine.


Yamaha Xv 250... | Answered on Jan 07, 2014

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