1983 750xj Yamaha Maxim

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by maxim, Feb 7, 2004.

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    maxim Guest

    Hi, I have a 1983 750XJ Yamaha Maxim questios, here goes:

    Carburetor questions: I will be removing the carbs and clening them in the next few weeks, does anyone know if a carb kit is available in canada for this model. I have seen a few on ebay from the US and the kit contained the gasket, needles, and bowl float. If available, what does the contain contain, cost and location in canada. Also anyone clean this model before so to let me know what I am getting into, how hard are they to sync up after.

    Micro switch on the clutch handle: My clutch has a small micro switch on the handle that is either engaged/disengaged when the clutch handle is pulled in. I think it is a safety switch which will not allow you to put the bike in gear unless the clutch is depressed as it will shut the bike off with the cluch still engaged, I could be wrong, if anyone know what it does, please let me know. Mine is busted and I want to work on my bike in the next few weeks, will the bike still start in neutral, or do i need to jump this switch or something. Also when I get a new one anyone have any idea how the wires contact as I have a 2 strand wire and the switch has 2 contacts or does it matter.

    Thanks Much

    Craig
     
    maxim, Feb 7, 2004
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    curious dude Guest

    Craig, i am an XJ700, but cant advise you about your bike. However,
    the people who know most about XJs are all on the XJ Owners group. google
    them. a very friendly and knowledgeable bunch.





    the next few weeks, does anyone know if a carb kit is available in canada
    for this model. I have seen a few on ebay from the US and the kit contained
    the gasket, needles, and bowl float. If available, what does the contain
    contain, cost and location in canada. Also anyone clean this model before
    so to let me know what I am getting into, how hard are they to sync up
    after.
    the handle that is either engaged/disengaged when the clutch handle is
    pulled in. I think it is a safety switch which will not allow you to put
    the bike in gear unless the clutch is depressed as it will shut the bike off
    with the cluch still engaged, I could be wrong, if anyone know what it does,
    please let me know. Mine is busted and I want to work on my bike in the
    next few weeks, will the bike still start in neutral, or do i need to jump
    this switch or something. Also when I get a new one anyone have any idea
    how the wires contact as I have a 2 strand wire and the switch has 2
    contacts or does it matter.
     
    curious dude, Feb 8, 2004
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    Charlie Gary Guest

    the handle that is either engaged/disengaged when the clutch handle is
    pulled in. I think it is a safety switch which will not allow you to put
    the bike in gear unless the clutch is depressed as it will shut the bike off
    with the cluch still engaged, I could be wrong, if anyone know what it does,
    please let me know. Mine is busted and I want to work on my bike in the
    next few weeks, will the bike still start in neutral, or do i need to jump
    this switch or something. Also when I get a new one anyone have any idea
    how the wires contact as I have a 2 strand wire and the switch has 2
    contacts or does it matter.


    The switch probably disables the starter circuit with the bike in gear.
     
    Charlie Gary, Feb 10, 2004
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    rhino Guest

    The switch allows you to start the bike in gear with the clutch lever pulled
    (disengaged)
    For when you stall the bike at an intersection with 20,000 vehicles behind
    you honking their horns and firing warning shots (california) you don't have
    to find neutral to start the bike.
    the switch is most likely a "normally closed" switch, when you pull the
    lever the heel of the lever moves away from the switch mount and allows its
    "button" to pop out making a complete circuit for the starter solenoid.
     
    rhino, Feb 11, 2004
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