20 Most Recent 2006 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom Questions & Answers


Here are two solutions for you:
A - Take the carberator off and soak it in some good quality carb cleaner for about 1/2 an hour.  That should take care of any residue in the carbs.
B - Alternatively (and for the less technical minded) there is a great product called Sea Foam.  Try to find it at your local CSK auto/NAPA/Wal-Mart.  Pour a small amount (maybe 1/4 ounce) into each cylinder chamber (take out the spark plugs), try to pour a small amount into the carbs (a turkey baster works great for this), and pour the rest into the gas tank.  Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then start it up.  *NOTE - the bike will start VERY hard at first until it burns through what's in the cylinders.  ALSO the fumes will be EXTREMELY strong and suffocating - make sure you do this OUTDOORS preferably, or at least in a VERY well ventilated area.
Good luck - I know how frustrating these things can be! :)
P.S. - I am a proud owner of a V-Star 1300 - great bikes! :)

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jun 10, 2018


Hi, Mgoddard713 and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
2. 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.
3. Faulty main circuit breaker and or connections.
4. Faulty ignition coil and or connections.
5. Faulty spark plug, oil or gas fouled, wrong heat range or service type, wrong gap, loose in the cylinder head, broken electrode or insulator.
6. Faulty spark plug cables, leaking or broken, internal damage check for spark leakage in the dark.
7. Faulty ignition module, switch, CKP, MAP, CMP, sensor and or any connector in the ignition circuit could have corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets
8. Burnt exhaust valve or air leak in the exhaust system.
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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 26, 2017


Hi, Anonymous sorry they are not serviceable but they are not expensive to replace for more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Feb 26, 2017


Hi, Anonymous 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. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Feb 12, 2017


Hi, Anonymous 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. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Chains---RATTLE
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
7. Gears---WHINE
8. Front Forks---PLUNK
9. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
10. Starters---CLICK
11. Solid Lifters---TICK
12. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
13. Pistons---SLAP
14. Connecting Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Dec 22, 2016


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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Dec 19, 2016


Hi, Anonymous 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. 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.
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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Nov 11, 2016


Hi, Anonymous 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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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Oct 22, 2016


Guessing its the starter or starter solenoid

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Mar 20, 2016


Hi, Scott if your bike has been idle for months or years and does not want to start or runs poorly you will have to deal with a few remedies:
1. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
2. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
3. 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
4. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
5. Replace spark plug with a new one and check for spark.
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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Dec 21, 2015


Hi I would change plug cap and check HT leads also check coil or coils and wire connections you some power at the coil or coils could be a bad connection but check the list ive had the same happen to me mine was a bad plug cap I think you will find it good look

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Feb 23, 2015


If they did that, then they may have also wrecked the alternator and anything electronic (gauge head and ignition control module?) in the bike. It shouldn't have damaged the starter motor or the lights, though. Check & see if the lights work - try the brake light, that's easy. Headlight, too. The neutral indicator light should be OK.

If the lights work but none of the electronic stuff works, then try to avoid that friend when you have a bike problem. You'll need to trace power to everything electronic - anything with a circuit board inside - and verify whether that particular circuit board works at all, replacing it if it doesn't.

The alternator itself (the windings) should be fine, but the voltage regulator (probably inside the alternator but possibly a separate module) will likely be wrecked.

Nearly all electronic devices are sensitive to battery polarity, and can be destroyed if that polarity is reversed.

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Aug 02, 2014


Find the starter solenoid and short across the two terminals, if the starter works you have a bad solenoid. If you hold the starter button and tap the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works, you need new starter brushes. If anything else is wrong with the starter you need to buy a new starter no new parts are available.

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Apr 24, 2014


clean carbs ,fuel filter, air filter ,plugs , try adjusting carbs for fuel intake i had to mark mine where they are supposed to be adjusted at .i have a tendency to ride hard sometimes.they get out once in a while.

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Feb 26, 2013


if it's still fitted then connect across the main solenoid terminals with a spanner or screwdriver and it will turn over...if removed connect it to a battery with the body of the starter connected to the negative.

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013


Very possible the one way starter clutch is about to go out on you, which is located behind the flywheel, Should be repaired by qualified service tech, as it requires removal of flywheel as it is attached to the backside of the flywheel, extensive repair, and expensive as well so be prepared.

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jul 19, 2012


Did the rebuilt start come with different size shims? Did you experiment with different combination of these 3 shims?
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Yamaha use power clips to hold down the stater gear and the reduction gear.
Did you replace these clips?
Weak springs is very common on Bendix system.

Skip to 2:50 on the Video to see these clips.

2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011

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