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95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: jkaufman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:12 am

So I bought a 95 xv750 a while ago as my first bike. The bike was not running when I got it but after rebuilding the carbs putting in new plugs changing the oil the bike is running great. About two weeks ago I took it for its first ride and it was running great no problems or anything. The next day I did the same but when I first got on it I couldn't get it to go into gear. After a bit of fooling around I got it in gear but it would not stall or accelerate. This only lasted a few minutes and then I was back riding it but it had a power lag, the rpms would go up but then I would have a delayed acceleration. I thought that it had to be my clutch so I put the bike back up and took out the plates and inspected them and measured them and they all seemed to be fine. I put the bike on the center stand and started it up again and now its the same thing. The bike will go into gear with some messing around but will not stall. There is also no resistance on the back tire when it is in the air I can spin it like its in neutral. I dont know alot about bikes I also have my boss helping me who knows more than I do but is confused by whats happening too. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated because I am lost on what to do. feel free to ask me more questions if you need a better understanding of something. Thank you in advance for any feedback.

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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: drainplug » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:33 am

Sounds like you need to do an adjustment on the clutch, if I understand your description correctly.
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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: Jake » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:06 pm

OK, drainplug may be correct, but this is what I'd do first. The shift linkage may be dry and binding. Pry the rubber boots up with a flat screwdriver and flush the joints with WD40 or similar spray lube. That may help you with gear changes and it happens a lot.

Next, which is very important. You did an oil change and everything was fine before the change, my question is, "what oil did you use ? "

If you used oil that has friction modifiers ( teflon etc ) that would cause your slippage. Since this is your 1st bike, I would advise you to use wet clutch specific oil at least until you gain much more experience on maintenance.

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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: jkaufman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:51 pm

When we engage the clutch the clutches are separating and when we disengage the clutch there is still some movement in between the plates. The oil I used is what the yamaha dealership told me to use for the bike. The shift linkage is fine and I messed a lot with the adjustments. The problem seems to be more like something isnt engaging when the bike does go into gear the tire is still free spinning. Thank you for the quick responses I did add my location too.

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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:27 pm

Get yourself a service manual and do a proper clutch adjustment. Exactly what oil did you put in the crankcase?
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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: jkaufman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:51 pm

I have the service manual but I really do not think it is an adjustment problem. Does anyone else have any other ideas to what it might be im just so lost it makes no sense. Even if it was not adjusted properly would it not at least spin the tire when it is in gear. I rode it around perfectly fine with the clutch adjusted the way it was it did not change.

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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:43 pm

You say the linkage is fine without following my advice. You used the oil the dealer recommended, Bill and I both asked what you used. What the dealer recommended is not an answer.

You say the clutch is adjusted properly, is it really ?

I’m sorry, you seem to be unwilling to do as suggested and answer questions, and tell us that everything is as it should be except for ( what I suspect) clutch slippage. The shifter linkage is probably dry and now misadjusted.
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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: jkaufman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm

I apologize its just the bike is not at my house it is at my bosses along with the oil I did not mean to blow you guys off. I will get back shortly with the oil and me and him will do the proper clutch adjustment in the book. Sorry. Just frustrated I put a lot of work in got it registered and insured and got my permit and after finally getting to ride it the day after something goes wrong. But let me get back to you on those things, I appreciate the help.

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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: jkaufman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:52 pm

Ok so the oil I used is Yamalube 10-40 by the shift linkage do you mean the actual shifter peg?

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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:59 am

No! The shift lever has an adjustable linkage that requires lubrication from time to time. When it gets dry, it is difficult to shift. https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamah ... hift-shaft Items 13 and 18 need to be lubed...
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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: mark75 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:57 pm

jkaufman wrote:So I bought a 95 xv750 a while ago as my first bike. ... I thought that it had to be my clutch so I put the bike back up and took out the plates and inspected them and measured them and they all seemed to be fine. ...


sounds like displaced 3-ball gizmo - #8 - ---> https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/yam ... e9d/clutch

as said: hose out your shift linkage joints, do a proper full adjustment. if no change then you need to pull siade case and reset the 3-ball retainer - use vaseline to help hold it in-place while reassembling;
and never touch the handlebar lever while the adjuster-nut [#14] is loose.
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Re: 95 xv750 will not stall and has trouble going into gear

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:18 pm

:yup:
You really never said "how" your shift lever felt. Is it sloppy, dangly, sticky etc etc. Other than hard going into gear. If/when you decide you have to take that side cover off (as Mark mentioned), you might wanna also check out the two torsion springs on the shift shaft. One (or more) of the legs could have bent/broke/shifted/whatever. Worse case, I suppose, could also be one of the select forks is goofy. That's something, I'm afraid, only you can check out.
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