1989 YZ250 project

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1/11/2018 11:14 AM

I gave $150 for basically sight unseen just had this pic. was told that the bike was stuck in 3rd gear and that they thought the transmission was bad. But bike still ran if u push started it.

So I figured why not I like the white and red yamahas so got it home and was just checking it over externally and came to find that the shifter and shifter shaft were both stopped out.

I removed the shifter and since there were no spines left on the shaft I clamped on some vise grips and down shifted perfectly to neutral. no I'm stuck cuz I can find a shifter shaft even on eBay for a 89 yz250.
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1/11/2018 11:16 AM

If any one knows other years that they shaft is comparable that would be greatly appreciated.

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1/11/2018 11:39 AM

also got a works pipe with it too no dents so gonna get out the scotch britepads and wd40 and clean it up.
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1/11/2018 11:43 AM

decided to go with some 88 graphics. only cuz I like them more reminds me of the yzm in a way
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1/11/2018 7:00 PM

Looking good.

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Work In Progress: ATV Modification - Installation of MSA Motohammer Radial ATV tires.

1/11/2018 8:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2018 9:02 PM

Part number 2VM-18101-01-00 looks like 88 n 89 n 90. But it's no longer available new the parts changed in 91 may have to consider going to the newer parts. Strange how the 87 showed a superseded part number that was available but it looks to be a different design too.

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1/12/2018 3:11 AM

ya I found that 88-90 are same part. but nothing for all three years. did they change parts in 91 or just part numbers?

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1/12/2018 8:45 AM

It looks like the whole shifting mechanism changed on the 91. Around that time Yamaha was getting a lot of hate then for notchy shifting so not surprised they changed it.

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1/12/2018 10:29 AM

Ask your local dealer to do a parts search and they may be able to find a dealer with one still in stock

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2/17/2018 8:11 AM

Found you a shift shaft ,Donelson Cycles 314 849 1830 $74.00

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