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Motorcycle Clutch: Changing Friction Plates on '82 Yamaha Maxim XJ 650
Changing clutch friction plates on a Yamaha 1982 XJ 650. Info on oil: fjowners.wikidot.com/oil The clutch change procedure is the same for most 80's XJ's as far as I know, except for the 550 (?) which adds a clutch boss spring to the mechanism, as well as a tabbed (?) plate to the mix. This video was just a last minute idea; I had to use a friend's camera because I didn't have mine with me. Hope it helps you anyways! Clutch Lever Adjustment and Clutch Cable Replacement How-To: http://xjbikes.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=2672/highlight=replace+clutch+cable.h tml UPDATES: Polock (xjbikes.com) mentioned: If you have a new gasket, get a cereal box and trace it--you can make your next gasket yourself from it. Take off the clutch cable at the clutch lever side, and you won't scratch up your clutch arm. Those five springs are generally advised to have replaced when you are doing a full clutch rebuild. If you leave a plate out of your clutch, it won't lock up--it'll just slip really badly. You should probably use a torque wrench if at all in doubt on the basket bolts (ones with springs)--they strip easily. It is advised to use locktite on the basket bolts, and anti-seize on the clutch cover allen bolts. "that's all minor stuff though, thanks for the vid, you done good" ---- Tsakz mentioned: "Nice job. Some other points: If the bike is on the side stand, you don't need to drain the oil. Before installing the new plates, they should be dredged (soaked) in oil. Also a thin film of oil on the gasket before mating the two surfaces. I always replace the clutch cable when I install new plates." --- Bigfitz commented: "Biggest "miss:" Not soaking all the new parts in oil, per my how-to which you quoted but didn't follow. (It wasn't just a casual suggestion.) And you DO NOT need to Loctite the clutch bolts; you DO need to use a torque wrench to keep from BREAKING things. Good effort. But here's the thing on how-to's: it's kind of important to do it RIGHT if you're going to present it as telling people "how-to." You fussed at me because my (correct) how-to didn't contain enough anti-idiot warnings. At least I present the correct procedures before declaring "this is how you do it." Might wanta study up a tad for the next one." Nice guy, that bigfitz... I guess you don't bite the hand that feeds you, even if it slaps you around as well. --------- If you would prefer to see a picture/text walkthrough, bigfitz has an excellent one here: http://xjbikes.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=29541/start=0.html It goes through some diagnosis procedures, walks the 550 users with springs and tabbed plain plates on their processes, shows some diagrams, and so on--a great supplement. _____ BUYING PARTS: All relevant parts can either be found on ebay (your luck on quality or correct descriptions may vary, and it's up to you to make sure you get the correct part--first time I ordered a valve cover gasket, I was sent the wrong one through a mix up in descriptions), or you can be guaranteed to get the right parts, high quality, with help and a high level of customer service at http://www.xj4ever.com/ (I have no affiliation with xj4ever, I just know of their great reputation and have had nothing but quality interactions with them.)

1983 Yamaha XJ900 Seca - Japanese standard motorcycle
1983 Yamaha XJ900's are a one year only motorcycle for the USA. They are hard to find, especially in good condition. As my UK friends would say...most have be knackered. This bike became available to me through our website www.prototype900turbo.com and I picked it up for a good price.