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go find a yamaha message board. theyll know. be advised the paint is probably not available anymore

Yamaha... | Answered 14 hours ago


The V-star 1100, much like most Japanese motorcycles, uses engine oil to lubricate the transmission. (The engine and transmission share the same case and lubricant.) Therefore, checking the engine oil and trans oil are one and the same. There is a window that you look in when the bike is standing up straight.
The final drive (drive shaft at the rear wheel) takes Hypoid gear oil, and should be filled to the bottom of the threads on the fill plug.

Yamaha V Star... | Answered 14 hours ago


I take it you can get it to start with a little throttle applied. Most motorcycles do not have a true choke, but rather than that enrich the fuel/air mix to get the same results. I think you're on the right track, but if you haven't overhauled a carb on a bike before you should pay a motorcycle mechanic to fix this.

Yamaha... | Answered Yesterday


Every motorcycle from Yamaha I have owned has a tool kit. It is usually located under the seat or under the battery.

Yamaha... | Answered Yesterday


I say someone has tried to take your wheels whit a jamming device seen locksmith before they take it for real .

Yamaha... | Answered 2 days ago


Typically there are three positions to choose from. On means you are using the main tank. Reserve means reserve tank and off means no fuel available from either tank. the off setting is used when trailering your bike.

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered 3 days ago


normally when bikes pops or bang when engine brakes ,you need to adjust the air intake ,ratio

Yamaha... | Answered 3 days ago


The speedometer problem is likely caused by a faulty speed sensor (on front wheel). The oil light is likely caused by a bad sensor or a shorted sensor wire (rubbing on the engine).

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019


TURNING OVER IS CRANKING DO YOU HAVE SPARK AND FUEL ?

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019


you can get a sealed lead acid...like duracell ultra and save some bucks. I believe they have a 2 year warranty and are designed for rough conditions.

Yamaha XJ 600... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019


Turn the engine off, dismount, rock it forwards and back whilst trying to move the gear shift.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 14, 2019


Has the bike sat for a while? With gas in the bowls? Gas varnishing will cause a load of trouble. Also this is an old bike, when was last carb overhaul? If I had to venture a guess it sounds like a needle jet issue. Check air filter first and for any obstruction in the intake end to carb throat to be sure good clean air is getting in. Check the manifold (between back of carb and where it enter engine to be sure of no vacuum leaks. Spray some carb cleaner around the joints pipe or tubes leading to engine chamber, an increase in rpm is a sure vacuum leak. If all ok, clean carb throughout with brushing and cleaner not just a chem soak it will help a lot but not adaquatly clean jets and seats. Double check float level, even a mm off will effect some, finally knowing now all is good assuming you either used a carb rebuild kit after cleaning or at least replace any warn gaskets and o rings, go to needle jet measure for wear with specs and inspect for any dirt damage etc your issue sounds like either an over rich or over lean needle jet depending on the sputtering you describe is lean and running out of fuel at top end (floats and other jets also effects this) or is it bogging out too rich and if you back off it picks up speed then could be warn needle jet (also emulsion tube that the needle jet slides into). It’s a lot but really the only way. Best way to narrow it down is a plug chop and read the deposits on the plugs. The masters of this can dial in as good or better than a Dina-tune. I am not skilled at this but there are several internet posts about it. Good luck

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 14, 2019


The motor is unlikely to die. Yamaha are very well established in the field of building motors for all types of applications. They are renown for being reliable. If it did fail or you couldn't get parts, you could fit a Briggs and Stratton if you can fabricate the mounting. I doubt you would ever need to as long as you look after it, change the oil, use fresh fuel etc. Also they are low tech, not racing or high performance engines, they are built for plodding on and on.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Disconnect the battery first negative then positive. Tjis is to reduce any chance of shorting tjings and doing more damage to things. After that you should be able to remove to two bolts holding the stater and then remove the wire also. Replace in the same way

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019


It is one or more dirty connection on you car Computer box some times this will happen again or if you lucky the car shaken the connection and it be Ok, but I have seen this happen before, so if you get a chance just take look at all the connection on the computer box take one at a time off and clean and put back.
All best From Clive

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

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