It did solve my bike lurching problem when releasing the clutch, but I really want a better overall clutch pull. After their many struggles in the early part of the decade, Yamaha looked to be on the rebound in a major way in 1988. The power came on with such a massive rush that it was actually hard to manage. Visit us at our San Diego location! If you wanted the best-built, you bought a Honda and wondered what happened to the horsepower you were promised. During his stay at Yamaha, Dymond would always look fantastic, but never live up to expectations. Its functionality was always questionable and most riders disconnected it all together.
In 1987, Yamaha purchased a 50% stake in Swedish suspension maker Ohlins. The airbox was enlarged and the airboot reshaped for better air flow. I could be wrong though. Is the seal all dirty? The steel inner casing is pre-lubricated with a nylon inner sleeve which guarantees smooth operation and reduced wear. I'm guessing I will have to remove the flywheel weight to remove the arm and bearings? After its beefy low-end surge, the Yammie pulled into a strong midrange blast that launched it from corner to corner with authority. On the positive side, were its very good durability, high quality plastic and excellent ergonomics. In truth, however, it was an all-new design from the ground up.
The new seven-port cylinder was mated to a high compression head and fed by a 38mm Mikuni mixer. The clutch basket really wasn't bad at all. There is no need to contact us to arrange payment. Nineteen eighty-eight was a good year to go white and red. Everything from the crank to the power valve seals was revised and massaged for better performance. The original owner of the bike was a trail rider by the way.
It came out of the hole hard, hooked up, and transmitted every ounce of power directly to forward thrust. It was fast, tight handling, well suspended and beautiful to look at. Or do I need to evenly match the two different springs with a 3 of each combo? Take off your ignition cover and look at the arm that is going into the cases that your clutch cable is connected to. Put the new one in and my clutch pull is still very stiff. In its place, was an all-new rear suspension system. They had become notorious for their flexy chassis feel, bucking bronco ride and vague handling. Shipping We will ship your order within 1-2 business days of receiving cleared payment.
I am hard on a clutch so I run 3 Stock yz 250 springs and 3 yz 450f quad springs. These can go bad as I just had to replace one on my sons 125 and when I was done, could notice a huge difference in clutch pull. The bike garnered huge press for Yamaha at a time when they looked to be falling way behind their competitors. Our message will contain a link to our simple and secure checkout system, where you will be able to quickly and conveniently pay for your purchase. No matter how technical or obscure, we will be able to provide you with accurate answers your questions. Check-Out Later: If you do not choose to Check-Out now, you will be notified by eBay via e-mail that you are the winning bidder. They all complained about how stiff mine was, and there clutches felt like butter compared to mine.
They were smooth on the chop, while still handling big hits well. What brand of clutch springs do you guys think I should buy to make the clutch pull easier? After dominating for much of the seventies, the boys in yellow had gone into a slump after the retirement of their original monoshock racers. Review the following guidelines to see how easy it is to maximize your rewards and put your ZillaCash to work for you. Although its performance on the track never quite lived up to its amazing appearance, it was still an important bike for Yamaha, at a time when they looked to be falling far behind Honda and Kawasaki. While it was the least powerful of the disc units available that year, it was still far superior to the drum it replaced.
Do I need new clutch springs, or are my clutch plates worn out? The new low-slung layout allowed the rider to slide much farther forward and better weight the front end in corners. On the not-so-great side of the ledger, were its rock hard chain buffer This thing clattered so badly you could hear it over the motor when riding! They were plush and well damped, with well sorted spring rates. Any ZillaCash you earn is automatically applied to the next purchase, so you can sit back, enjoy the ride and feel the savings blow through your hair. I didn't realize how difficult it really was until I rode someone elses bike, and let some people ride mine. It had a torquey and snappy powerband, plush suspension and fantastic looks. And will I have to have the special tool to remove the bearing? It was smooth and progressive, with good track feel and a plush action. Payment We accept the following forms of payment.
Most of the time, racing two-strokes still tended to be one-trick-ponies. The intake track was also reengineered to allow a straighter shot to the crankcase. . It was all new from the ground up, and a chance for Yamaha to finally win back some respectability in the cut throat world of eighties motocross. In its place was a solid and confident platform from which to do business. I just disconnected one end of the cable and hosed it down. It had very slight grooves, but nothing to serious that it would effect the clutch pull.
You can either try filing the grooves down or get a billet clutch basket and you will be good to go. Take off your ignition cover and look at the arm that is going into the cases that your clutch cable is connected to. Our experienced customer representative staff represents a combined 40 years in the the powersports industry. Doesn't fit or just not happy with it? After dominating the power rankings four out the five previous years, Big Red took a major stumble. To make your purchase as simple and easy as possible, please refer to the store policies listed below. You can try to gently hammer it in by first freezing the bearing but it is so small that it is easily damaged. If you wanted to be weird and different, you bought a Cagiva.
You can return any new, unused and unaltered item within 30 business days of delivery receipt of your item. After half a decade of also-ran status, the Y-Zed was once again a contender. The stronger frame handled hard hits without a wimper and flexed far less than previous designs. It picked up from the slightest crack of the throttle and featured hugely improved low-end power. Most items will ship the same business day an order is placed, however if an item requires additional processing time a message will be shown indicating such.