20 Most Recent 2000 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom Questions & Answers

i would try a lower octane first . and if possible try to get marine fuel. with no ethanol in it .its just normal gas like we use to have before .Anyway that bike was not meant for the fuel of today. this is a common problem with older bikes and smaller engines . see if the sound goes away after that . if not you may have a serious problem .

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013

Hook a jumper cable from the negative battery post to any grounding point on the starter and try starting. If it starts then the problem is in your ground. Remove and clean both ends of the cable as well as the spot they connect to. Reinstall ground cable and try starting. Hope this helps

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 27, 2011

It could just be a spark plug if its not turning over. Have a mechanic look at the starter before you spend more money than you have to.

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 27, 2011

Looking at the dragstar 100 maunal, there doesn't appear to be a starter clutch.
Maybe you mean the pre engage starter dog is not engaging. The manual just tell one to replace the motor. I would remove the starter, clean and lubricate the dog and bearing then put it back in as that usually fixes it.

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011

Could be a starter issue, or a wiring issue. Check for power at the starter when the button is pressed. If you have power, you need a starter, if not, trouble shoot the electrical system.

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010

So the new battery has a full charge and you checked right?
And if everything was OK last year, I would suspect a bad battery cable or ground strap from the battery. Check all the connections to make sure all are good. Remove any corrosion if present. I have seen car battery cable corrode internally which will give fits trying to diagnose the issue.

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010

Could be, or maybe the gas is off or filter clogged. I'm not kidding or being smart. Remember it's either gas, spark or air.

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 23, 2010

back fire,bogs down and choke required means it is lean.
Check fuel filter, fuel tap
intake air leaks, loose clamps, cracked rubber
vacumn hose off
valve clearance
loose jets in carb \dirt in carbs
part of a carb coming loose , like the top cap

The back fire can be because of carbon fouled plugs, caused by the choke on.
air intake leaks can sometimes be found by spraying WD around intake rubbers,while running and listening for engine change.
The rest is mainly visual inspection and adjusmnet

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 07, 2010

did you try to push start it? sounds like a bad starter

2000 Yamaha V... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010

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