2001 yamaha v sta 650 ran out of gas. And wont start back
I know that quite a few of the V-Star's have an issue with fuel that has Ethanol additives. What happens when the bike sits, even for as little as two weeks, the fuel start to "gunk" up in the carbs. If you had any trash in your tank, you could of clogged the fuel filter.
Something you can try, without a lot of diagnostic testing, is to add SeaFoam to the gas tank. Use the recommend amount of SeaFoam for the amount of gas it takes to fill it up (I believe it's about 4 gallons or a bit more). Also add 1/4 ounce of carb cleaner (B-12 works great).
Before doing any of the above, I recommend that you check the fuel filter, fuel lines, fuel on/off valve and remove the carb bowls to check for any trash or gunk.
Now you can try starting it again, but put a trickle charger on the battery to help keep the battery up while starting. Start out with the Choke at full and try to start it for a few minutes. If it starts, let it idle for 10 - 15 minutes to allow the additives time to run through and clean the fuel system. Make sure not to run the battery completely down.
If it still won't start, pull a fuel line off a carb and try to start it. If you are getting fuel through the line, it's, more than likely, not the fuel system and could be electrical. Although I've never heard of an electrical issue when running any bike out of gas.
One other thing... try starting it with the fuel on/off valve in the RES (Reserve) position.
This may sound silly, but check the Run Switch to make sure that it didn't get knocked out of place - even slightly.
I've been racking my brain since your question appeared over 3 hours ago. I hope the information that I have given you, will give you enough of a starting point that you can figure out the problem.
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NOTE: I have done this, but I do NOT recommend it. Do this at your own risk. Get a spray can of starting fluid, find your air cleaner and give it a quick shot. Back away from your bike and try starting it. It will either start, or pop and backfire. If it didn't start, try one more quick shot, again backing away from the bike while trying to start it. Once the bike starts, and you have added the above chemicals, you shouldn't have any trouble starting your bike again. One more thing, if you use low octane fuel it will have Ethanol in it... use the SeaFoam every other full tank. Only use the B-12 once. If your bike is going to sit for an extended period of time, get a bottle of Sta-bil and add the recommended amount to the gas tank. Run it for a bit, shut it off, and shut off the fuel valve.
Jan 10, 2011 |
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