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2001 Yamaha V star 650 will start, run for a second then dies. It seems to be getting fuel and the spark is strong. I have tried Sea foam and Berryman's Chem tool. What do I look at next?

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    Michael Thomas May 26, 2010

    I would suggest trying to check fuel filter for gunk and insure fuel lines are clear. if problem is still there check for broken or cracked vacuum line between the carburetors. and you may want to check with the dealer for valve clearance. to insure proper valve operation.



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I ran into a problem like that before and it could be the computer, they do that when it works intermittently. The part is priced up there so go over every thing else it could be first

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My V-star did the same. $55.00 Starter Solinoid. Replace yourself. Very easy.

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