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clutch worm gear ball bearing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jack Dunneisen, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. anyone know off hand what sixe the ball that goes in the worm gear is. I have one from a tx650 that is missing and don't really want to buy a whole new assembly as there is nothing wrong with the one I have. also on a side note I see the tx motor has a single piece push rod where as my 81 has a 2 piece. I have read about swapping the 2 for the one piece. can a guy get the other half and the ball out of the 2 piece without taking the seal out ? any input would be great thanks in advance
  2. DanielBlack

    DanielBlack XS650 Junkie

  3. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    yes 5/16 any bicycle shop has a bin of them.
  4. B Burdine97

    B Burdine97 XS650 Addict

    While swapping my 2 piece push rod for a 1 piece pushrod on my 81 I was able to get the ball behind the first pushrod out with a small magnet, but unable to get the rod behind that ball out. I was due for a new seal and bushing, so I removed the bushing and the rod was able to slide out. Both of the rods are the same diameter so I think you should be able to get the second one out without having to remove the bushing. I didn't try that hard to remove it with the bushing in place because like I said I was planning on replacing the seal and bushing anyways.
  5. thanks for all the replies. I found a ball at the hardware store while I was on lunch. I will bring my little magnet for getting dropped bolts from hard to reach spots home from work and see if I cant pull that second rod out without messing with anything.
  6. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Good luck with that. I've tried several times but was never able to do it. You will get the ball out to the back of the seal but pulling it through it? I end up having to remove the clutch pressure plate and pushing all the parts out that way with a long poker.
  7. haha way to rain on my parade 5twins. its not a huge deal the bushing needs to be done sooner than later anyway so I will probably wait and do it then, all at one time.
  8. joebgd

    joebgd XS650 Addict

    I have an sg, 80 Special, 2 piece with the bearings, stock original. I am sticking with that because my clutch works well and I believe the separated by bearing rod reduce the amount the rod spins at the piece coming through the bushing into the worm gear.

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