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My wifes 650 Yamaha vstar custom's battery is dead. if i charge it is there a starter relay switch that i will need to change out as well? and should i charge it at 6 amps or 12?

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    RockinRon Feb 10, 2012

    typically motorcycle batteries charge best at the 2 amp range. and they are even better if you use a battery tender and keep it charged when not riding or long storage periods. Voltage you will charge at is 12 volt not 6 and if your starter relay is working you don't need to change it. A relay is nothing more than a traffic light for controlling voltage through a circuit much in the same way they work for controlling traffic. Generally smaller voltages create an electromagnet which moves a steel plunger of some sort which completes another circuit of higher voltage.

  • MakisRC51
    MakisRC51 Feb 10, 2012

    According to parts catalogue, your vstar uses a GS-12B-4 battery. That is an MF (maintenance free) battery. These batteries require a special charger (MF charger) which regulated the charging current depending on the batteries charged condition.
    However Yuasa instructs that these MF batteries should be charged whith a current that comes from their Ah capacity divided by 10. That mean that your 12Ah should be charged at max 1.2Amps

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If the starter relay is working properly after you install the fully charged battery, and that means engaging when you hit the button, then there's no reason to replace it. Unless you just want to replace it with something better.

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SOURCE: 1999 Yamaha Vstar 650 Custom ...makes clicking noise when trned

i use a jump box on mine most weekends when i wanna take it out, i hook the red to battery and black onto my exhaust and it fires right up no problem. is the clicking noise coming from the fuel pump behind the ignition? it should click for a few seconds then stop. if it stays on then you are not getting enough fuel outta the tank, change the fuel filter and if bike had been stored for winter get a good fuel system cleaner, additive type. if in USA get Berrymans B12, double dose get bike to run hopefully let it stand overnight and all should be fine. fingers crossed. if is is clicking from somewhere else like starter or a relay by the battery, check all the ground terminals you can find
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I had the same problem 2001 XVS1100 Custom
this is a starter issue Over time the starter on this bike twists when its under a load.
Look at the two bolts holding the starter on if they are not straight across then its twisted. turn starter back in line with a pair of big channel locks and try to start this should do the trick if this works i would recommend taking the two bolts out and bend them back straight or replace and reinstall starter this should fixya problem

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SOURCE: 2002 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Custom. STARTER Problem

The starter button is used in an open circuit design.
You must press the starter button to "Close" this circuit before the starter will engage. Taking the starter button out of the loop helps support the suspect short. Assuming you kept the starter button wires from touching. :) If not, it is most likely the starter button.

Trace the wires coming from the starter button.
There could be a short circuit. (Same as pushing the starter button). Check along the handle bars and anywhere rubbing could cause a break in the insulation. Try this at night with the lights off.
You may be able to SEE the spark and locate it quickly.

Good luck!

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