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I have a 2000 1100 Vstar, when I go to start it all I get is a buzzing under the seat. I have tested the relay, the battery and the starter, all test AOK.

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  • w_gordon Apr 21, 2009

    It is fully charged

  • w_gordon Apr 22, 2009

    I founfd the problem it was a corroded ground. It runs great now, Thanks anyways.w.gordon

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Exactly why I told you to test as you were trying to start. You would have notice your voltage dropped to nothing when you checked at the starter, but stayed the same at the battery. Glad you got it figured out.

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Does that mean you don't know how to test it? What voltage do you get AS YOU ARE TRYING TO START?

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    What voltage do you get from the battery AS YOU ARE TRYING TO START?

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Hi, W_gordon and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary, check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Bank angle sensor tripped and ignition/light key switch not cycled to the "OFF" position and then back to the "ON" position.
5. Faulty starter button/switch.
6. Faulty kickstand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
7. Security alarm needs a reset.
8. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
9. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
10. Electric starter shaft pinion gear is not engaging or over-running starter clutch slipping.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
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SOURCE: Starter will not turn over dew to buzzing under seat

buy a new battery shelf life is not 2 yrs the only other thing that would have saved this battery is a trickle charger or battery maintainer

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Bike won't start

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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SOURCE: 2000 yamaha vstar 1100 custom. starter problem?

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: have 2004 yamaha vstar 1100 classic, starter has

Sounds like theone way starter clutch. About 2 1/2 hrs labor taking your time. Parts may be hard to get as this is a major problem with the v star. Parts are around $500 and limited. It will eventually quit completely. Yamaha has changed the old part number to a new upgraded version. When I looked up one for a customers bike it showed $331 When I got redy to check out the price jumped to $550 Good luck. Also there is some good daigrams on the v star forum on this problem.
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SOURCE: 2005 vstar 1100 midnight custom...wont turn

Check the starter motor for continuity. I expect the brushes need replacing.

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