Hello everyone, I started a new thread as now I am just dealing with a couple issues with my 2 1982- XJ550's maxims. For reference here is a picture: So the bike that I think I need to get going first is my black one and that's the one going to my son so he can get his license and do some road trips with me and his younger brother. Here's the problem: It was not shifting right and I was missing gears so I got a Yamaha mechanic to put in some new clutch plates and pressure plates and now it is worse than ever. I just tried adjusting the clutch in several different ways and I can barely get going. I rev it up to 3,000 rpm's and I have to push my feet on the ground to get it going. Also standing in the driveway I can engage first gear and I can just hold the bike with my own strength and not using any brakes and it doesn't not pull very hard. When I picked up the bike the mechanic said that I need a new shifter and spring and that could be the problem as the shifter moves up and down probably 3/4's an inch just if free play. He said that I needed these parts: The mechanic said that I need parts 4 and 6. Do you guys think that this could be the problem or am I missing something and also can I get these parts anymore? Should I get any other parts? Okay so now onto bike 2 ( the silver bullet ) This bike still has the same issue as always. I will start in first gear and I can go up to 2nd and then back to 1st no problem over and over again but it seems that as soon as I get into 3rd then I can never go back down to 2nd or 1st and at stop signs and lights I have to start off in 3rd which is not very fun. The only way to get it back into 1st is to turn it off and use my hand to pop the gear down while I slowly push the bike forward a bit and put pressure on the gears and then it goes back in and I am good until I go back up into 3 rd or higher. What do you think that's is and what can I do about it?