20 Most Recent 2000 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom - Page 3 Questions & Answers

check the spark plugs are ok and the plug caps resistance are in tolerance as they are resister caps and if they are failing they reduce thd spark power ! i had this on a kawasaki 900 once ! also how old is the fuel as after 5mths its no good as it goes off ! carbs could be dirty also another area to look at ! clean connections on coil wires ?

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Apr 25, 2014

yes. if you know it the regulator,replace it==ride on

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014

    • 1 Remove the seat by unscrewing the bolts found on the four corners of the seat. Remove the clamps from the top of the air box using a pair of pliers to access and remove the air filter. The air filter is removed by unscrewing the wing nut and sliding the filter out of the box. Loosen the hose clamp that connects the carburetor to the intake manifold, using a screwdriver.
    • 2 Loosen the fuel delivery hose clamp with a screwdriver and pull the carburetor out of the Blaster. Before troubleshooting the carburetor, it's important to note whether you've made a significant change in altitude or a change in your exhaust/intake setup. If you've made an altitude change, installed an aftermarket exhaust pipe or modified your air box, the jets will need to be changed. Refer to your manual for specific re-jetting instructions based on your altitude. Your exhaust kit will provide a recommended jetting setup. Do-it-yourself modifications like removing an air box will require you to experiment with the jet setup until you find the right one.
    • 3 Disassemble the carburetor by unscrewing the bowl screws from the bottom of the carburetor. With the bowl removed, the float, pilot jet and main jet will be exposed. To remove the pilot and main jet, unscrew them from their respective holes. The main jet will sit in the exact center of the bowl, while the smaller pilot jet will be set just below the main jet.
      Use a blunt object like a stick or rod to push the bottom of the needle receiver assembly out of the carburetor. The needle receiver (which houses the needle jet) will slide out of the top of the carburetor along with the slide, spring, carburetor cap and gasket. The carburetor is now completely disassembled and ready to be inspected.
    • 4 Inspect the pilot jet for blockage, slide a thin wire through the pilot jet's hole, spray it with carburetor spray and blow the center hole with compressed air. Repeat this process with the main jet. If there is any blockage or wear, replace the jets. If you have made altitude changes or exhaust/intake modifications, insert jets that correspond to your changes as recommended in your manual. Note that this may take some experimentation with different jets to get the correct jet setup, as there are many jet sizes for different scenarios.
    • 5 Inspect the bowl, floats and ports for any signs of debris or gunk. If debris or gunk is found, remove it using a spray carburetor cleaner, soft wire brush, or thin wire (to insert into small orifices). If no gunk or debris is found, you've ruled this out as a possible cause for the starting issues, and can focus on the replacement of carburetor components.
    • 6 Look for abnormal wearing on the jets, float valve, gaskets, O-rings and springs. If you have not changed altitude or modified your bike in any way, then it is best to inspect these components. Any one of these components, or a combination, may be contributing to your starting issues. You may choose to replace individual parts such as a new float valve, though replacing all the interior components with a carburetor "rebuild kit" is advised. Rebuild kits can be ordered online or through your dealer, and will ensure your carburetor is fully repaired.
    • 7 Slide the gasket, spring, spring holder and needle jet assembly back onto the carburetor cap and insert the assembly into the top of the carburetor. Screw the main jet into the bottom of the needle jet assembly by accessing it through the bowl area. Screw the pilot jet back into its hole below the main jet. Clip the float valve onto its hinge within the bowl a insert the bowl gasket. Screw the bowl to the bottom of the carburetor to complete the re-assembly process.
    • 8 Re-attach the carburetor to the intake manifold using the hose clamp and screwdriver. Slide the fuel feeder line onto the brass receiver port on the side of the carburetor and slide the air box boot over the carburetor's intake port, which should be facing toward the back of the bike. Re-install the air filter with its wing nut, slide the clips over the air box top to secure it to the box and slide the seat into place. Re-install the seat screws to complete the re-assembly process.
    • 9 Prime the carburetor by twisting the throttle once and start the Blaster.

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Jan 14, 2013

what kind of fuel system carb throttle body fuel injection

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on May 13, 2012

hi, check your spark plugs (theese must be replaced every 10.000 kms)

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Sep 17, 2011

The bike has a bad starter clutch. It could be gummed up or just worn out.

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011

If you have power to the horn, then the problem is the horn button or wiring to the horn button.
The horn is supposed to work when earthed out by the horn button.
If there is power to the horn it has already passed through and relay or fuse

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011

No compression can be a few different things, from a bad valve, a broken valve, or bad piston rings. You are going to need to preform a leak down test to figure out what is going on and what is causing the loss of compression in the cylinder.

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Jul 06, 2011

INTAKE VALVE: 0.07 to 0.12 M.M. SAE: 0.003 to 0.005 ( Inside the V ) EXHAUST VALVE: 0.12 to 0.17 M.M. SAE: 0.005 to 0.007 ( Outside the V)

For a full set of instructions and online guide, go to this very useful site:

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011

If you meant 'rectifier' then this can be checked with any multimeter that has the diode symbol available that looks something like this:
Having a cheap meter at home can serve you well on car and home electrical problems and need not cost more than $20 US and can cost a lot less if you shop.
Using that setting on a common semiconductor such as a diode or bridge rectifier (made of 4 diodes) can verify its condition quickly. If you get (with many) diodes a reading of 500-700 in one direction and with the leads reversed an 'off scale' reading (looks like the probes are not connected to anything), it is likely that the part is OK.

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011

have you check your spare tank?? you might be picking up trash from it. it sits on the right hand side under you seat. have you replaced your hoses? that could be another thing to look into, when the get old the start to break down and i have seen the inside of old rubber hoses fall apart. also make sure that you fuel pump is working right.
let me know if you have any other questions about your problem i'll be glad to help

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Jun 01, 2011

The starter clutch may be worn, or is sticking, this is separate from the starter motor and should not be confused as part of it,

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on May 20, 2011

its the part number

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on May 05, 2011

26ft lbs or 33 newton meters, some models were fitted with the smaller 8mm bolts which would tighten up to 16 ft lbs, fairly sure the diamiter of the bolt on your bike is 10 mm

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Apr 30, 2011

You have a sticking float valve. The tube is an overflow tube. At this point the carbs will need to be removed and cleaned.

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011

ofcourse sir , this all happens when regulater get shorted and gives over charging may harms battery ..one thing more when you continue your ride on short regulator its starts buring ur inner down stator coil...so better replace both things ..i mean rectifier regulator and stator coil...

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011

One thing you might check....not real familiar with Viragos....but if your bike has the vacuum petcock...make sure the diaphragm isn't leaking and your vacuum line isn't sucking fuel into the intake.

As for the floats...if the petcock is fine....sometimes tapping the flat bowl of an overflowing carb with the plastic handle of a large screwdriver will free the float.

Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011

Hello. These symptoms are typically caused by bad fuel,or a gummed up carburator, If it has old fuel in it, drain that fuel and replace it with fresh. Also change the fuel filter.

If it is still not running right, get a bottle of carburator cleaner to add to the fuel and and a can of starter fluid.

Add the cleaner to the fuel based upon the instructions on the can. Then, remove the air cleaner and start it up. Keep it running for a couple of minutes by squirting some starter fluid into the air intake. Joe

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Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Mar 27, 2011

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