20 Most Recent 2001 Yamaha XVS 650 Dragstar Classic - Page 8 Questions & Answers

I once had an issue on my CB550 when I turned right I'd blow a fuse. It turned out there was a frayed turn signal cable. Every time I turned so far the wires shorted. Look for bare, or frayed wires near your left front turn signal.

Yamaha... | Answered on Aug 13, 2019

You have a hole in the water jacket that surrounds your exhaust, usually on the bottom you cant find it till running on the lake or have water hooked to the engine for on land running the engine
FIX hook up the water at the back its a hose fitting and turn the water on it should cycle through the motor and exhaust possibly revealing hole but turn it on and it will start squirting some where?? take off the whole aluminum exhaust /water jacket, take it to a welder that does tig weld on aluminum , usually just a patch. back in and off ya go. OH And drain it more next time! avoid this with a good tilt...

Yamaha... | Answered on Aug 07, 2019

it doesn't have a key in the keyway it has a large washer and screw to hold it on the gear??

Yamaha... | Answered on Jul 27, 2019

Clean carb etc w BG or amsoil PI..buy it in marine or rv store

Yamaha... | Answered on Jul 21, 2019

open gearbox,maybe the gearbox brokeafter the chain fell off

Yamaha... | Answered on Jul 09, 2019

May hav vacuumleak..titen bolts n chec hoses. Fuel dilivery or carb/inject issues. Ign parts may b gittn hot from wear..let bike cool to confirm

Yamaha... | Answered on Jul 03, 2019

Remove and clean battery cables, if that does not work look at a replacement battery. Another test is to turn headlight on if possible and observe, if it goes dim replace battery.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 30, 2019

If it still runs and rides I would think timing chain. If it was coming from the clutch I wouldn't think it would still pull itself.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 27, 2019

Kick stand up or down,clutch in or out? Tranny in neutral with neutral lamp on? Did it start after that one time or it hasn't since? Check switch contacts for both power and start,test start solenoid and ensure power down to starter
Check all ground points and clean em at block,frame and batt posts also. Coat all terminals with dielectric grease. Best corrosion protection.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 19, 2019

It sounds like the carb jetting is plugged up so that carbs should be removed and cleaned! When you first start the bike keep it idling by having someone hold it on and at the same time light touch the front and rear exhaust pipes. The carb that is working will have a hot pipe and the one not working will be cooler or cold.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 17, 2019

need to replaces your starter coil which seems when it heats up crates short.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 17, 2019

First off, I put a brick under the kickstand to get my bike near level...then i gathered the tools needed. 5mm Alan Head (Hex) Bit, 8mm wrench, phillips head screwdriver, and a vacuum pump (not necessary but very helpful if you're doing it solo.

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Next step is to remove the left rear cylinder side cover. three 5mm bolts hold this in place.

Unscrew and remove the resevoir cap and diaphram carefully. Cover your paint with a towel (I was probably a little overdue for a fluid bleed...)
Suck out the old fluid from the resevoir using the pump (or a turkey baster) and refill with new DOT 4 brake Fluid (or DOT 3 or DOT 5.1)
Attach a plastic tube to the clutch bleeder valve, set up your vacuum pump, and loosen the valve using an 8mm wrench.
Now, get to pumping...watching the level in the resevoir as to not let it suck any air. When the fluid coming out of the valve is clear, the system is flushed.
(NOTE: if you are doing this by hand, (1) loosen the bleeder valve, (2) squeeze and hold the clutch lever, (3) tighten the valve, (4) release the lever...then repeat 1 through 4 about 50 more times being sure to watch the fluid level in the resevoir)
Once you are done, close the valve to 4.3 ft/lbs and refill the resevoir. Then replace the diaphram and resevoir cap.
Put the rubber cover on the bleeder valve and re-install the left rear cylinder cover. Check the fluid is at the appropriate level...

Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 16, 2019

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