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Is there anything i should worry about when adding brake fluid to my 1100 v-star silerado? should the bike be held straight or on the stand?

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I would leave it on the stand and just fill it up to the sight glass marks. Just make sure you don't over fill and spill it on any of your paint. If brake fluid gets on your paint, wash it off with clean water as soon as you can because it has been known to damage painted surfaces.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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Checking motorcycle oil on my Motorcycle


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This is the LEFT side cover.
Item #8 is an oil level sight glass, to check the oil level.
Item #9 is where oil is added.
Item #4 is where you drain the oil.

Check oil level when oil is warm, after shutting off motor.
Check with bike upright, not on kickstand.
The sight glass is supposed to have a maximum and minimum level indicator marks.
Oil level should be in between the two marks.
The he engine takes about 3.3 quarts.

Use the Yamaha Multi purpose oil when you change your oil. If you live in a hot climate, use 20w50, if you live in a cooler climate, use 10w40. Hot would be anything that gets above 80 degrees or so.
Are you aware of the fact that to change your oil, you have to remove the front header pipe to get to the oil filter?
Do not use any oil that says anything like "Energy Conserving II" or higher. Bikes use a wet clutch and those automotive oils have friction modifiers that will make your clutch slip. Stick to the Yamalube, good oil at a fair price that is worry free.

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Transmission oil change


The V-star 1100, much like most Japanese motorcycles, uses engine oil to lubricate the transmission. (The engine and transmission share the same case and lubricant.) Therefore, checking the engine oil and trans oil are one and the same. There is a window that you look in when the bike is standing up straight.
The final drive (drive shaft at the rear wheel) takes Hypoid gear oil, and should be filled to the bottom of the threads on the fill plug.

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My front brake is to sensitive on my 2005 v star 1100


The brakes on this machine is not normally that sensitive. Check the Front Brake pads and make sure the Calipers aren't leaking Brake fluid on them. Brake fluid on Brake pads makes them VERY grippy.

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I have a 2003 Yamaha v-star classic 1100, is there a dipstick to check my oil?


I have a 650, there is no dipstick, just a sight glass. I believe that the two bikes are the same in this department. Also, the oil needs to be right in the center of that sight glass (it's on the left side, by where your foot goes). Also, the bike MUST be standing straight up to check the oil accurately; either on a jack/stand, or by having someone sit on it while you check it.

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How do I add break fluid to rear breaks


the rear brake reservoir is at the front r/h side of the bike on the frame rail just above the rear brake lever,you need to remove screw that holds it to remove metal cover so that you can remove lid to reservoir and check fluid

Sep 01, 2010 | 2004 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

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Where is the oil filter on my yamaha V-star 1100


On the right side of the bike (right side when ou are sitting on it) just above the rear brake lever behind a small circular plate. remove the plate and the oil filter is inside (you will easily see it). Warning---on these bikes you have to drop the front exhaust header and right floor board in order to change the oil filter unless you install a after market oil filter relocation kit. If you plan on changing your own oil it is highly recommended to install this relocation kit.

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