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New to XJR
New to XJR
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat May 13, 2017 11:16 am
Region or State: Northern Ireland
Motorcycles Owned Currently: Yamaha XJS 600 Diverson
Location: Newtownards

Sun May 14, 2017 1:11 pm

TonyKZ1 wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Hello and welcome to the site!
Thanks I am still finding my way around
Many thanks regards


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Site Founder
Site Founder
Posts: 8531
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:42 pm
Region or State: Rocky Mountains
Motorcycles Owned Currently: '92 XJR600, '92 Seca II
Location: Denver, CO
United States of America

Mon May 22, 2017 10:21 am

Man, I am way-late on all of these. Welcome, Raymond.

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New to XJR
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Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Region or State: France, Paris
Motorcycles Owned Currently: xr 600

Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:18 pm

Crimson wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Hello and welcome. I hope you stick around and post.

The clutch basket rattle thing is typical on these bikes. If you check this Youtube video, you'll hear what it sounds like:


Sounds horrific but from what I understand, it's harmless. In case you're in doubt as to whether it's clutch rattle, this rattle is something you should only hear on idle.

The fix can be found online. It's a doddle, but there might be a difficult bit: having or making the right tools. You need a torque wrench and a 30mm socket, and a sort of rig to hold the clutch basket in place while you undo the clutch boss nut assurances deces. Then you can undo everything, put a tight-fitting steel dowel (maybe a section of an old screwdriver shank?) in place, and put it back in as it was. Personally, I don't have anything that could hold the clutch basket in situ while undoing the clutch boss nut. So, when I replaced my clutch plates and springs recently, I didn't even dump the oil - I just leaned the bike to its sidestand. This means I can revisit the oil gear dowel at a later date if I want. I can just pop it open again and have a fresh gasket handy.

Here is my account of clutch plates and springs replacement:
https://crimsonxj.wordpress.com/2017/05 ... gs-fitted/

My subjective view is that some clutch noise is gone. The plates were a very snug fit into the basket's teeth. Also, gear change is smoother, and there is no clunkiness between 1st and 2nd. When you do your plates, it would be a good opportunity to at the same time see if you have sufficiently meaty tools to remove the clutch basket to replace the noisy dowel.
Anyway, you've done a lot on your presentation. Cool when there are people who are more careful about what they are doing.

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Lookin' Around
Lookin' Around
Posts: 47
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:25 am
Region or State: MN, USA
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1993 Xj600 Seca II & 2016 Yamaha FZ-07
Location: MN

Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:49 pm

Welcome sir!
You can call me Al
93 Xj600 Seca II
16 Yamaha FZ 07
Minnesota, USA
Attended University of YouTube

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