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Yamaha Vstar Silverado input

Hello all. I'm new to yamahas and I've heard a lot of good things about the vstars. I'm picking up an 06 vstar 1100 Silverado and wanted to know if the price is right, and just somethings anyone has to say about them. I'm paying 3800 has 10k miles
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That's right about what they usually sell for.

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there is a problem with the one way starting clutch. if not started in the proper way can do expensive damage, never give it throttle on startup and its good.
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Price sounds right for the 1100, and make sure you read and reread what Nick said about that starter clutch, DON'T give it throttle when your starting it or you will be replacing some expensive parts.
Other than that, just ride it, the more you ride it the better it will run and they last forever.
I ride the 650 but the 1100s are even better, both are excellent bikes.
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so should I turn the choke up all the way before starting. Bc bc won't start right off if I don't give it a little gas. It'll want to start but then goes off. I figured with the pipes there isn't much back pressure
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That's what the choke is there for.

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What Dods said. They can be a bit cold-blooded, so will need some choke when it's cool. How much you'll learn from experience. Most of the time when it's fit to ride, half choke is good on mine but when it's getting nippy out, it'll want full choke to start.
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Ok. I had a FI bike before. Not to familiar with the carb bikes m. But I did enjoy the ride home. It's a nice ride
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What Dods said. They can be a bit cold-blooded, so will need some choke when it's cool. How much you'll learn from experience. Most of the time when it's fit to ride, half choke is good on mine but when it's getting nippy out, it'll want full choke to start.
Thanks man I appreciate all the good info
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try turning the idle up a bit, lot of guys turn it down so it sounds like a harley. the rpm should be about 1000 thats a fast idle.too low of an idle and you won't get enough oil pressure to the heads.its a great bike..the other problem with this is the middle shaft nut can come loose and break. you can check it by removing the left side cover where the tool bag is then remove the speed sensor, one screw and then you can see the end of the shaft with the nut. see if tight it should be staked
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try turning the idle up a bit, lot of guys turn it down so it sounds like a harley. the rpm should be about 1000 thats a fast idle.too low of an idle and you won't get enough oil pressure to the heads.its a great bike..the other problem with this is the middle shaft nut can come loose and break. you can check it by removing the left side cover where the tool bag is then remove the speed sensor, one screw and then you can see the end of the shaft with the nut. see if tight it should be staked
Ya the guy mentioned something about that. I haven't had time to work on it. I'll definitely play around with it when I get a chance
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I love mine, biggest issue is you will probably want an oil filter relocation kit if not already installed. As original the exhaust has to be removed to change oil filter.

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I love mine, biggest issue is you will probably want an oil filter relocation kit if not already installed. As original the exhaust has to be removed to change oil filter.
Waaat? Oil change was going to be my next step. This is why I loved my cbr bc it was so easy to access everything. But I'll eventually learn. I'm going to have to search this kit you speak of. Is it easy to install ?
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Waaat? Oil change was going to be my next step. This is why I loved my cbr bc it was so easy to access everything. But I'll eventually learn. I'm going to have to search this kit you speak of. Is it easy to install ?
I just did the change on mine last year, very easy to install, biggest pain is removing and re installing the exhaust. The kit itself is very simple to install and well worth it. You will understand after you do your first oil change.
I love my Vstar 1100, especially since I installed the relocation kit.
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Biggest pain in my ass... I've never had to do so much for a fricken oil change. I just finished it today and I never want to do it again. Kit may cost 250 bucks but it's worth it
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Biggest pain in my ass... I've never had to do so much for a fricken oil change. I just finished it today and I never want to do it again. Kit may cost 250 bucks but it's worth it
Exactly! My previous bike was a 91CBR1000. Loved that bike, but found I was riding the Vstar the most, so I sold it.
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I only do 6,000 miles a year, i change the oil only in mid summer and the filter end of season.
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hey man ... i paid 1600 euro for dragstar 650 with 11000 km...
this is deal..

Greece man.. some people have REALY troubles..
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there is a problem with the one way starting clutch. if not started in the proper way can do expensive damage, never give it throttle on startup and its good.
Is that it, just don't touch the throttle on start up?

I just bought a 2007 650 as my first bike. I don't even have it yet as it's a consignment sale and the shop has to get the title from the owner then they are going to deliver it. Don't want to damage something right out of the gate!

I paid $3350 for my 650 but it's a 2007 with only 5600 miles and looks and sounds basically brand new. Might have been just a bit more than it should have been but it's a local shop that I liked, the bike looks new, and my friend who has been riding for over 30 years highly recommended it among the ones we looked at.

Enjoy the bike, I'm not hearing anything bad about them (other than that "remove exhaust to change the oil" thing and I figured on letting the shop do that. It's not that I'm mechanically incompetent, I just don't like to fool with stuff like that.)
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I don't know about the 650,you can check with the 650 delphi forum.hope i'm not stepping on anyones toes recommending another forum.
The Tps should be checked it advances the throttle and can cause kickback which is what wrecks the starter clutch.

Another problem which can be avoided with maintenance. The drive shaft has a coupler that has to be greased, or the splines get trashed.
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Thanks Nick!
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