20 Most Recent 2004 Yamaha V Star Classic Questions & Answers


Hi, Ryan throttle cable adjustment is fairly simple but before making any adjustments you should disassemble the throttle control housing allowing access to the inner cable for lubrication. I highly recommend "DRY SLIDE" then reassemble the throttle control housing and proceed as follows:
1. Back off the jam nuts on the pull and return cable.
2. Screw the cable adjusters all the way in.
3. Back out the pull cable adjuster enough to open the butterfly plate to maximum horizontal position ie. straight across.
4. Back out the pull cable adjuster until the carburetor piston or slide is all the way up.
5. Lock down the pull cable jam nut.
6. Back out the return/idle cable adjuster until there is 1/8th" free play on the throttle grip while pulling moderately on the return cable.
7. Lock down the return/idle cable jam nut.
8. Snap the throttle several times to ensure integrity.
9. If the bike rpm's are too low and the engine does not idle, adjust throttle stop screw as required.
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Sep 09, 2019


Hi, Clifford external oil deposits fall into 3 categories:
1. WEEPAGE is the oil that is sweated pass gaskets, seals, o-rings, and crankcase seams, it's covered by dry dust and is normal for older engines with lots of miles, no repair is necessary.
2. SEEPAGE is the same as weepage except the deposit is wet and confines itself to a specific area, the repair is optional depending on the owner's cleanliness criteria, the deposit location and the weight of his bag of "DRACHMA"
3. LEAKAGE is the same as seepage except it is enough to drop to the ground leaving a spot. Repair as necessary.
To find the source of your oil leak, start at the point where you see oil and trace its path going up and forward, blowing baby powder from the palm of your hand will help in those difficult to see areas if there is too much oil present then buy a spray can of engine degreaser apply it to the affected area then rinse off with a pressure wand or garden hose, use compressed air to blow off excess water or just let it drip dry, take your bike for a 15 minute ride and check for the leak.
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Fixing Oil Covered Spark Plugs
Yamaha XVS650 Service Manual
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Apr 29, 2019


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting / leaking, spark plug cable connections loose.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module or CDI box.
7. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
10. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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no start or no spark
http://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/18-engine-work/2886-no-spark.html
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 26, 2016


Hi, Jblind3 and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel cap or fuel tank is not venting properly.
2. Fuel filter clogged.
3. Fuel line pinched or kinked.
4. Float needle and seat sticking.
5. Float level too low.
6. Carburetor bowl vent line clogged/blocked/pinched.
7. Idle adjusting screw set too low.
8. Air/fuel mixture screw set too lean.
9. Idle port, transfer ports, slow air jet clogged.
10. Slow fuel jet clogged.
11. Faulty fuel pump.
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http://forums.cycleworld.com/showthread.php?t=169267
totalmotorcycle com
http://650ccnd.com/webslinger/Mods/Manuals/VSTAR_650_Service_MAN.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 17, 2016


Hi, Coachdooley for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Clutch Adjustment on Star 650
How To Change Clutch Cable On 650 star
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 13, 2016


Hi, Hairartist_t and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting / leaking, spark plug cable connections loose.
6. Faulty ignition coil or ignition / electronic module
7. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
10. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
http://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/18-engine-work/2886-no-spark.html
no start or no spark
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 13, 2016


Hi, Julianlamb20 for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your problem. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf
2004 Yamaha Star Classic Back to 2004 Yamaha Motorcycle Model Review Page
Tips Tricks

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 13, 2016


Hi, Eric982 for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your problem. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
Yamaha Star 650 Classic Motorcycle Paint ColorRite
Yamaha XVS650A Star Classic Touch Up Paint TouchUpDirect
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 13, 2016


Hi, Debneeley for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home/maintenance-repairs/clutch
Yamaha Vstar 1100 Clutch adjustment lower end
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 13, 2016


Hi, Sylvia_robic I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
VStar650 little help Please
http://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/49-v-star/70537-how-much-gear-whine-normal.html
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 13, 2016


Hi, Deeankh240 for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Oil Filters Star 1100 Wiki Knowledge Base
Yamaha Star 650 Oil Change
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 13, 2016


Hi, Millsieb for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your problem. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
Yamaha Super Tnr Owners Club
Home
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 10, 2016


Hi, Norma_barrio you may have a faulty clutch lever safety switch or kickstand safety switch for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/102-00-01-r1-mechanical-help/261364-bike-just-dies-when-i-put-gear-plz-help.html
totalmotorcycle com
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 10, 2016


Hi, Dicksonlarri for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Stuck Exhaust Bolt Help
Star 650 Classic pipe removal
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OEM parts for Yamaha
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 10, 2016


Hi, Lenbart1961 you are not getting fuel to the rear cylinder or it is not timed correctly for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
http://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/49-v-star/12250-rear-cylinder-not-working-05-vstar-650-a.html
Will not fire on rear cylinder Yamaha Star Forum
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OEM parts for Yamaha
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 10, 2016


Hi, Bryan the thermo switch turns on the radiator cooling fans for more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
How Cooling Fan Switch ThermoSwitch Works
How to test your fan temp thermostat switch
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 08, 2016


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf
2004 Yamaha Star Classic Back to 2004 Yamaha Motorcycle Model Review Page
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 08, 2016


Hi, Anonymous if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and replace the battery.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
6. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
8. Replace spark plug with a new one and check for spark.
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Help My Star 650 Wont Start
V650 won start in 650 Star Tech Forum
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OEM parts for Yamaha
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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 08, 2016


Hi, Jeffreygrave for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
http://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/49-v-star/4103-clutch-not-disengaging-all-way.html
Re clutch not disengaging Road Star Forum Yamaha Road Star
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 08, 2016


Hi, Albert tail light issues are relatively easy to diagnose and repair always check the tail light fuse first and make sure you have power on both sides of the fuse holder and the usual suspects are:
1. Tail light bulb element is broken.
2. Tail light bulb soldered contacts are extremely worn down.
3. Tail light bulb socket corroded.
4. Tail light bulb socket has no power and or ground.
5. Tail light wiring harness damaged from the rear tire.
6. Tail light rear fender wiring harness connector faulty due to corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
https://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=134&t=1303532
http://forums.cycleworld.com/showthread.php?t=247836
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/Other-Stuff/V-StarShopManual99-07.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2003/LIT-11626-16-05_22.pdf

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2004 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 08, 2016

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