Question about 2003 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic
Posted by Anonymous on
SOURCE: Replacing broken drive shaft
the u joints definitely need lubrication and as far as breaking a drive shaft I personally have never seen one break unless someone has been really hammering it or doing a lot of burnouts
Posted on May 07, 2009
On the right side of the bike (right side when ou are sitting on it) just above the rear brake lever behind a small circular plate. remove the plate and the oil filter is inside (you will easily see it). Warning---on these bikes you have to drop the front exhaust header and right floor board in order to change the oil filter unless you install a after market oil filter relocation kit. If you plan on changing your own oil it is highly recommended to install this relocation kit.
Posted on May 15, 2009
Known issue with the 650 vstars...no recall from yamaha though. The drive shaft splines are **** and they shear off on the shaft and the side that goes in the gearbox. Gearbox (rear drive unit) = $825 Shaft = 160. Have to buy the gearbox as a whole because yamaha is greedy.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
oil completely drained;engine dry-3.8 us qt.
if using iol filter relocation kit add 0.2 us qt extra.
run engine upto operating temperature,switch engine off,wait 5 mins then check level in inspection window;should be between uer & lower levels.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Yes, Yamaha makes regular,semi-,and full synthetic oil for there motorcycles. Make sure the oil you use is JASO MA certified for motorcycle use. Do not use any oil that says energy conserving, it will shorten the life of your clutch and drive gears. Amzoil and Mobile 1 both make good motorcycle oil (full synthetic). Full synthetic is often the same price as semi-synthetic.
Posted on May 01, 2010
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