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I have a 04 650 Vstar that repeatedly has had battery problems.... currently new battery. started while choked... died and will not restart?????

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  • tim winter May 11, 2010

    has bike been in long term storage?

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Check your ground wire it may be loose causing your bike not to start take it off the frame clean the frame and connection and reinstall Hope this helps

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The problem is definitely with the carburetor and since it is new, I would check the adjustment screws for proper settings. Just remember their initial settings before you change them. Your problem sounds like a flooding issue by what you described. It runs without choking because there is already too much fuel getting into the cylinder. It dies when you let off because the mixture is too rich and then won't restart because it is now flooded again and needs time to clear out of the cylinder. I would try leaning the mixture out first to see if it improves.

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Hi, Blair and the usual suspects are:
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2. Fuel overflow line pinched or clogged.
3. Restricted fuel supply.
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You need to let the bike idle on choke for about 5-10 minutes before taking the choke off to ride it.

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While riding my 2001 vstar 1100 it died dead!!!! No power anywhere battery is new and dont know alot about yamaha charging system...HELP


sounds like a problem i had with my v star if u can charge it and it starts and runs for a bit then dies again check the rectifier which charges the bike

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You say you cleaned the carb. If you did that by spraying cleaner in through the choke, that's good, but it doesn't get to the root of the problem. The problem is getting the gas into the carb. Try this. drain the gas. Put a small amount of carb cleaner and gas in the tank (about 1:1) Start it up, but don't run it dry. Let it sit for an hour. Then start it up and run the tank dry. Then try just a little gas to see if that fixed it. If not, repeat. Good luck Al K

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When I start my 2003 Vstar 1100 Classic, and as i give it throttle during ideling, it dies out? Also as im driving my bike and i come to a red light and i down shift and the idle lowers, it dies out, but...


There are a few quick things to try before cleaning the carbs.

1.Clean your air filter, it may be choking out, trust me a dirty air filter will choke out a bike.
2.Check your spark plugs. If they are black and sooty, change them out. Its quick and less expensive.

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I've fixed a bunch of bikes in the past and this one always stuck in my mind because of the difference in performance.

Try the sparkplugs, i think its more likely to be that than the air filter.

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Sounds like your flooding it out with the choke out. Try the next time you go to start the bike when it's cold with the choke out and when it starts push the choke all the way in and keep it running with the throtle. If it runs better after doing this then your flooding it on start up. Use 1/2 choke to start cold and see what it does. Good Luck

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Vstar 650 classic. only will idle.


hello and welcome
this is a very very commom problem after the cycle has gone over a storage period of anything over a month or so. what has happened is the deteriorated fuel has plugged the idle jet, and possibley other jetting. this is verified by pulling out the choke allows it to run. because this makes of for the loss of fuel the jets are not produceing. so to fix this you will need to remove the carbs and take out the jets and clean them thoroughly with a carb cleaner and possibly a very small gauge wire to break up builup. especially in the pilot jet. unfortunately fuel added carb cleaners dont seem to work for this kind of problem and to fix right they should be disassembled and cleaned thoroughly. thank you.

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