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Yamaha XS250, XS360, XS400 SOHC Twin Repair Manual 1975-1984

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The 1975-1984 Yamaha XS250, XS360, XS400 Twins repair manual by Haynes, covers the following motorcycle models:

  • Yamaha XS250P, U.K. 1977-1979
  • Yamaha XS250, U.K. 1978-1981
  • Yamaha XS250SE US Custom, Special, U.K. 1980-1984
  • Yamaha XS250C, U.K. 1981-1982
  • Yamaha XS360C, U.S.A. 1975-1976
  • Yamaha XS3602D, U.S.A. 1976-1977
  • Yamaha XS400, U.K. 1977-1980
  • Yamaha XS400SE US Custom, Special, U.K. 1980-1983
  • Yamaha XS400D, U.K. 1976-1977
  • Yamaha XS400E, U.S.A. 1977-1978
  • Yamaha XS400F, XS4002F, U.S.A. 1978-1979
  • Yamaha XS400G Special II, U.S.A. 1979-1980
  • Yamaha XS400SG Special, U.S.A. 1979-1980
  • Yamaha XS400H Special II, U.S.A. 1980-1981
  • Yamaha XS400SH Heritage, U.S.A. 1980-1981
  • Yamaha XS400SJ Heritage, U.S.A. 1981-1982

Book Excerpt: 1975-1984 Yamaha XS250, XS360, XS400 SOHC Twin Repair Manual


  1. If the contact breaker points are burned, pitted or badly worn, they should be removed for dressing. If it is necessary to remove a substantial amount of material before the faces can be restored, the points should be renewed.
  2. To remove the contact breaker points, unclip the contact breaker leads at their snap connectors. Remove the four slot headed screws thereby releasing both the contact breakers.

    Do not unscrew the two crosshead screws that retain the contact breaker back plate, otherwise the ignition will have to be retimed.

    The contact breakers can themsellves be separated by removing their circlip and washers and pulling the movable point off the pin, to facilitate inspection and cleaning.

  1. Pull the rubber boot from the left-hand end of the gearchange shaft and pry off the 'E' clip, removing it, together with the washer.

    Withdraw the shaft from the right-hand side of the engine and lift the small shouldered pivot bush from the stub shaft projecting from the gear selector arm.

    The arm is retained on the extended front gear selector fork rod by an 'E' clip. Remove the 'E' clip and hold the two pawl arms out, away from the change drum pins, to allow removal of the arm.

  2. Loosen and remove the four screws which hold the two small plates either side of the change drum end. These screws are very tight and will require a concerted attempt to remove them. Special care should be taken when loosening the dome headed screws as the heads are easily damaged.

Subject: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Yamaha XS250, XS360, XS400 SOHC Twin service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1850102481 | ISBN-13: 9781850102489 | Haynes 378


  • Maintenance
  • Engine
  • Clutch and transmission
  • Fuel system and lubrication
  • Ignition system
  • Frame and forks
  • Wheels, brakes and tires
  • Electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams

  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 158 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-85010-248-9
  • Years: 1975 - 1984
  • Yamaha XS250, XS360, XS400 Repair Shop Manual 1975-1984
    5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
    Robert Rizzo
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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Igniting Hope
    April 25, 2016
    I bought a 1978 Yamaha xs400 that didn't run. I started to look the bike over and the electrical system was cut up and missing fuses. Within a day of receiving this book I was able to get it to crank and it sparked hope back into my build!
    Had all the info I neede to trouble shoot the problem areas I.E. Cleaning tuning and replacing carborator
    It ain't gonna read itself !