Thread: XS650 Appresh
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:50 PM   #491
shifty charactor
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Location: Citrus Heights Ca.
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pick the 650 brains

OK, The swap is done and I've got 'bout 45 miles on her. Still making final adjustments.

The clutch slips and I wanted to get the collective assesment/trouble shoot.
Here's the facts as I know them;
1981 motor
Clutch is working fine, disengaging, engaging, shifting, ect.
Has proper freeplay at lever...did adjust her at rod...
At about 4,500-5,000 rpm I can get a slip if I'm pushing it.
I thought I felt slippage when the motor was in the test bike and I was going up+down the block.
Now that she's in a registered bike and I can really run it, I'm sure it slips.

Previous owner had it a long time and rode 16,000 miles. Bike has sat alot over the years.
Never been rebuilt, stock stuff.
PO had an oil change when he put it up for's clean, I have not touched it yet.

So, I'll have to remove the right side cover, (wanted to polish it anyway).
I have read that stock clutch springs loose their strength.
Honestly though, I have never had a clutch problem or slippage on any of the 650 motors I've abused over the years, (much abuse!)

So...I'll get her fixed up, but wondered about the trials+tribulations others have had, and what to look for.
Could just be a need for new springs and addressing some glazed plates, could be the oil.
too many...
I have completely lost count

and here's my channel...
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