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2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jul 03, 2016

The rear seat is held in place with a single bolt near the rear of the seat. This bolt is normally a socket head type (you use an allen key to remove it), is near the centre of the rear fender and also usually holds the rear rack or grab bar in place. Once the bolt is removed you may need to shift the rear of the seat sideways one way or the other in order that the tab on the seat clears the grab bar or luggage rack. The front end of the rear seat is secured under a tab so after removing the single bolt, simply slide the seat toward the back of the bike and it will come free.

2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013

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2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Aug 23, 2013

The side panels are PULL OFF. There is a spigot near each corner (i.e. 3) that go through rubber grommets to hold it on
Pull the corners away from the bike

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2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Feb 13, 2013

You can check for intake leaks with carb cleaner. Spray a little near suspected areas and try to account for spray going in the carbs. A change in RPM is an indication of a leak.

2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010

Take the carburetor apart and clean it . Make sure the slow jet is clear. Be sure to shoot cleaner through the carburetor body so all the pathways are clear.

2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Sep 07, 2010

yes your logic seems to be right.
But to confirm that the coil is problem.The coil needs to be checked with meter on each firing cylinder.You will receive 12 volts at each cylinder.If there is no power or low power then that cylinder and the coil pack needs to be replaced.
The other things to check is power to the spark plugs .Also get the battery voltage checked.If the voltage of battery is less then 12 volts then it needs to be charged.
But if all the above mentioned things checked out OK.Then your friends suggestion should also not to be ignored.Get the fuel pressure checked.If the fuel pressure is low then required then the fuel pump and fuel filter needs to be checked and replaced.But as per what you explained your problem,the fuel pump and fuel filter problem is bit rare and cylinder /coil pack problem is very much possible.
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2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jul 04, 2010

Many motorcycle models do not have a reserve if they have a fuel gauge.

If you do have a reserve selector, it will be part of the device bolted to the bottom of the tank that the fuel line is attached to.

I think though that you have an automatic shutoff that only allows fuel flow when vacuum is present (eliminating the "On/Off" selector), a fuel gauge, and no reserve system.

2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Jun 23, 2010

There are four possibilities. From worst to easiest to fix: (don't worry, a link provided below has diagrams of all the parts in exploded view with part names)

1. There are two springs holding the brake shoes firmly against pivot post and brake lever cam, the ends of these can wear through and break. These provide most of the spring tension felt in a cable operated expanding shoe brake. Requires wheel removal and simple removal of brake hub to access.

2. The cam that expands the shoes (when rear lever is actuated) runs through a waterproofing rubber grommet. This grommet can often tear and bind up, reducing the return spring's effectiveness.

3. There is a spring behind the brake's foot pedal frame mount and the plate that pulls the front of the cable end. This maybe either dislodged or the angled ends broken off.

There is a compression spring at rear wheel end of cable, between cable stop and lever arm. This can be removed, stretched and replaced or packed with spacers to provide additional spring.

Check site below: Wheels/tyres/drive - Rear wheel parts #6 (shoe springs) part #7 (brake cam)
Frame/Footrests - part #4 (pedal return spring) part #9 (compression spring)

If this helps let me know below, ...Cheers.


2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on May 15, 2010

first thing to do is to drain oil from your motorcycle use wrench 17(size may vary) to open the bolt under your bike and place a drain bucket under it, then remove spark plug using spark plug remover, as for the filter you can use a cross screw driver to remove the air filter, once you replace the spark plug and the air filter let the oil subside for about 3hrs, then return the bolt and place new oil, i dont know if this help but i hope it will

2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on May 09, 2010

check stator, ign coil, first things i would check, fire starts at stator, goes to cdi then to ign coil, usually stator, make sure spark plug is good

2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Mar 31, 2010

Ok your going to need a test light, your local auto parts store will have one you don't already. Clip your test light to the ground. turn your key on and start the bike. now that your lights and probe the ends of the fuses the liitle metal part not covered with plastic. if your test light lights up on both side you know that fuse is good if not check and replace as needed. if you don't find anything then start at a light your haven problems with test to see if it is getting power ( take the light out and check inside the socket ) if your getting power there then change the bulb. if you don't have power then check you switchs if you have power in then check if it is coming out work you way back the lights.
Good luck and if you need more help feel free to contact me
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2004 Yamaha Xv... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010

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