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Loss of power, stalling, backfiring

I was riding the other day when all of a sudden i heard a poppng sound comming from up front. i stopped at the light, when i began to take off it stalled. i figured i was low on fuel so i filled it up. still after that it was running rough all the way home. what i notice when i start it up is that the long ehaust pipe that comes from the front feels cool to the touch while the shorter one gets hot. the bike is a 2006 yamaha vstar 1100 with 700 miles, of course out of warranty. i tried riding it and there is no power it just lags and runs rough. thanks in advance.

steve, s

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  • omegaprofcle Jan 11, 2009

    thanks, i guess i need to take the gas tank off to check right?

  • omegaprofcle Jan 15, 2009

    Hi i changed the plug , now it runs again. The only thing i notice is it still has a slight backfire or popping noise. Should i also change the other plug?


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Had a similar problem turned out the fuel line was gummy from sitting for 2 months in a hot Florida garage

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I had a similar proplem turned out to be a loose coil wire .so yours could be the same or possably a bad coil

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Sounds like you are not getting fire to that cylinder,check plug wire,plug,and the cap on the end of the plug wire.

If all is well with those,just let me know and we can go to the next possible cause.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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    Randy Hough Jan 12, 2009

    Yes,That would help alot

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    Randy Hough Jan 15, 2009

    Yes,I would always do them at the same time.


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