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Battery terminals get hot when I try to start my v star 1100 will not turn over or sometimes turns very slow.. New starter

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    Update - I just going out that my v star 1100 may have been jumped by running vehicle. What damage should I be looking for? I replaced starter and still no start. I tried grounding the starter with jumper cable and removed positive wire from starter and go sparks be no start. Battery terminals and both post on starter relay get hot when I try to start. Tried jumping starter relay and get big sparks but no start. Frustration is setting in. If I push start the bike it runs well so I have to try to find hills here in FL.



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Sounds like a short circuit to me, have you put the battery on backwards by any chance or duff battery,sounds more like crossed wires to me

Posted on Oct 25, 2012


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when a bike has been sitting for a while it can caus a lot ov littel problems the ring gear in ya starter can jam up just from sitting and it wont be abel to turn your bike over if yout put your bike in gear and hold ya clutch in rock ya bike back and foward and let the clutch go when your rocking it back and foward thats all i can think ov going by the info you gave me.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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so where did you find the bad ground, and if I wire the negitive side directly to the frame can that be a permanant fix? Myne is doing the exact same thing

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I just replaced the starter clutch in my Yamaha. It's not $85 and 1.5 hours...It's $995 and 4 hours! Be prepared... I WISH it was under $300!!

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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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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These parts are fairly reliable. Rather than buying new, you should be able to pick one up from a motorcycle breaker who will post it to you. I would expect to pay about £60-£100 tops in the UK (Depending on mileage). ANy Yamaha dealer will be happy to order you one new, but they are a hell of a price!

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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