Question about Yamaha Road Star Motorcycles
Bike was sitting for a year
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Re Roadstar shifting problem please help Road Star Forum Yamaha Road Star
hard clink when shifting
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Posted on Jan 08, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Known issue with the 650 vstars...no recall from yamaha though. The drive shaft splines are **** and they shear off on the shaft and the side that goes in the gearbox. Gearbox (rear drive unit) = $825 Shaft = 160. Have to buy the gearbox as a whole because yamaha is greedy.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
CHECK THE SIDESTAND SWITCH AND MAKE SURE IT IS FULLY ENGAGING WHEN THE STAND IS UP OTHERWISE THE ENGINE DIES WHEN YOU ENGAGE THE CLUTCH!!!
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
Sounds like bad gas, remove carb and clean,the pilot jet(idle) is more than likely stopped up,I would also drain fuel out of tank and replace with new.would not be a bad idea to replace spark plugs.
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
SOURCE: Just put a new
Okay.....I think you have a sidestand switch problem.
Do you notice that if you leave it in gear after it stalls....that even with the clutch in it won't crank the starter?
The sidestand switch is a plunger that presses in when the sidestand is down. The interlocks on the RS require that to start the bike...with the sidestand down, it must be in neutral. If you place it in gear which the sidestand down, it kills the ignition to prevent riding off and snagging the stand on the road etc..
So if you had the sidestand up before placing it in gear.....since the bike sat for a year...I suspect the plunger for your sidestand switch is stuck partially in (its been pushed in for a year!)
Find the switch down by the sidestand pivot....have someone hold the bike or support it so you can raise the stand, and spray some WD40 on the plunger and work it in and out letting it snap out several times then try it again.
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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