'94 XR650L "skipping" in 2nd Gear

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  • Dreamstriker

Posted April 16, 2001 - 08:21 PM


I have a question about my old-timer XR...I was noticing some slipping in several gears a few weeks back and changed the clutch. This helped the problem immensely, but second gear is still skipping under heavy load. It feels like the transmission just spins freely for a split second before re-engaging... Have I damaged some gears in the transmission? I can't get it to skip in any other gear--regardless of how hard I accelerate.
Do I need to split the case to repair? If so, what gaskets/consumable items will I need to complete the job?

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  • wr450fyamaha

Posted July 16, 2005 - 12:37 PM


who uses second gear?

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  • truck6driver

Posted July 16, 2005 - 02:11 PM


I am experencing the same thing with my 94'. I have not changed the clutch yet but it was in the planning. I wonder if it is a 94' thing? I had the output shaft replaced 3 years ago and the trans gears looked like new then. As for gaskets, well a full engine gasket set and rings. If it has some miles on it, like mine did, that would be the time for a rebuild since the engine will have to be completly dissesembled to split the case to get to the trans. I ended up with a new piston, cam and rockers, valve guides and valves. The cam chain and sprockets were fine and the dealer said they did not need replacing.


  • LotsOfBikes

Posted July 22, 2005 - 05:47 AM


This subject has come up before... MY '95 650L had the same problem after much thrashing and racing.

Bad news though: It's not your clutch..


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