20 Most Recent 2001 Yamaha XVS 650 Dragstar Classic - Page 9 Questions & Answers

yes be sure you mark everything. each gear to chain to engine.

before you remove tensioner wire chain so they stay tight on the sprockets when you remove the tensioner


Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 13, 2019

Its a carb issue but more than likely the internal passages are gummed up. Its probably because you have been using ethanol blended gas. The alcohol wreaks havoc with small engine carbs they were never designed to run this type of fuel. You can try to rebuild it but I have found it only works about 10% of the time. Save yourself a bunch of headaches and purchase a new one. Try to buy non-ethanol fuel or at add a fuel system cleaner everytime to fill up. The cleaner will extend the life but ultimately the new one will plug up.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jun 05, 2019

Easy and cheap way to increase your speed without messing with the motor,gas,air or spark is to change the sprockets and chain set up on your final drive. Go to gearingcommander.com for all the specs and information on how it will effect your engine and what is best for your year model bike. Ride safe and ride free

Yamaha... | Answered on May 27, 2019

Possibly restricted exhaust or valve worn or piston rings worn take out spark plug hold gently but firmly against the plug hole turn over engine Holding the plug obviously not with spark plug cover on !! It should at least push the spark plug away from the hole with a pop pop pop sound if so hopefully that rules out valves if it's not burning oil then it probably not rings could be timing off or valve seals most engine with leak will run full revs under no load ps also check plug gap :-)

Yamaha... | Answered on May 27, 2019

Is there gas or diesel in tank..nozzel can b mistaken. Is fuel gittn to carb. Cud hav vacuumleak. Ignition wiring worn like aplug cable. May hav ovrheated fora while..aircoold engines cant ride slow for long..they need to breathe lika horse

Yamaha... | Answered on May 24, 2019

see dealer for a new key cut using your vin

Yamaha... | Answered on May 21, 2019

i don't know. battery terminals may not be tight. battery may not be fully charged. rela [if any] may have loose wire connectors. positive wire to relay or starter may be dirty or loose. your owner's manual may have information.

Yamaha... | Answered on May 21, 2019

Start by checking the fuel tank,line and mixture. If all seems fine, check the ignition system. It should run if it has fuel and spark. Faulty components or components affected by heat could cause issues

Yamaha... | Answered on May 20, 2019


Most problems as you describe are due to the connections on the battery or starter being loose, corroded or dirty. Clean your connectors ( the big wire ones) at your battery, starter relay, starter, and ground (just follow the big wires from your battery terminals) and I'm sure you will find one or more connections along the way that are corroded or loose. Make sure the connections are tight, clean and free from corrosion and your timberwolf will crank over just fine.


Yamaha... | Answered on May 18, 2019

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