20 Most Recent 2003 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom Questions & Answers


Sounds like a vacuums leak.
try spraying some QUICK START around the vacuums lines and anywhere else air can leak into the induction system.

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Dec 31, 2017


Hi, Glen the answer to this question is way above my pay grade 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.
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2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 15, 2017


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2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 04, 2017


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2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Apr 24, 2017


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2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Nov 05, 2016


Hi Anonymous:
Is it possible that the kickstand safety switch is engaged?

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 01, 2015


Under the panel above the battery, which is under the seat

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on May 01, 2015


Go to a dealer and order & buy a service manual

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2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014


Only running good with the choke on is an indicator that the bike is normally running too lean. The fact that it runs good with the choke on at least tells me it is getting fuel to the carb(s). Therefore it seems probable that there is clogging in the carburetor jets or there is a big air leak between the engine and carb(s).

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Sep 07, 2013


Here is your solution. The assembly you replaced likely used a double contact bulb, like an 1157.(very common brake light bulb) and the after market you got is only a single contact. If you look at an 1157, you will notice 2 filaments inside. One for full time on, and 1 for bright side switched(brake). If your new light only has one contact, then it is either going to be light full time on, or switched light. The bulb might not be compatible with your bike. Hope this helps.

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Apr 19, 2013


starter motor is not throwing the clutch as it should i would suggest taking it out and cleaning it or replacing the motor completly

hope this helps

John

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011


SOUNDS LIKE THE BATTERY IS GETTING OLD, THEY NORMALY LAST ABOUT 3 YEARS WITH CONSTANT USE, DO YOU HAVE AN ALARM THAT MAYBE DRAINING THE CHARGE OFF IT? YOU SHOULD ALSO REMOVE THE PANELS LOCATE REGULATOR RECTIFIER, AND CHECK THE CONECTIONS AT THE BLOCK CONECTOR, SEPERATE THE BLOCK AND CHECK THE CONDITION OF THE CONTACTS FOR COROSION INSIDE, ALSO LOOK AT THE OUTER OF THE BLOCK WHERE THE WIRE GOES INTO THE BLOCK PARTICUALY AT THE RED WIRES AS THEY ARE PRONE TO COROSION, IF THIS IS THE CASE TAKE CARE NOT TO BREAK THE WIRE AND MIX THEM UP, CAREFULLY REMOVE 1 AT A TIME AND REPLACE WITH OTHER CONECTORS, JUST A STAB IN THE DARK HOPE THIS HELPS

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Oct 29, 2010


Popping from the exhausts is common on V stars. It is usually caused by an air leak at the exhaust header. So check this by either check tightening the bolts & using a piece of hose(about 500mm long),one end in your ear, the other at the header(where it bolts to the head). Listen for exhaust leaks. If you hear any replace the header gaskets.A customer of mine very recently fitted 2 gaskets to stop his bike poping after fitting aftermarket pipes. If all this checks OK.Use the hose again to listen for air leaks at the carby inlet manifolds. Air leaks hear cause a lean mixture & can cause backfireing. Also backfireing can be caused by carburettor imbalance.
Hope this helps
Regards Andy

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jul 15, 2010


17MM DRAIN PLUG ON BOTTOM OF ENGINE, TOWARDS THE FRONT

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Feb 16, 2010


it sounds to me like an electrical fault,check the sprk plugs and replacethem(if you havent done it already)see hoe it goes,then check the spark plug cap and make sure the cap is tight on the lead,most caps are a screw on type,if not this then it could be athe coil or lead are breaking down,in which case they would need to be replaced,hope this helps

2003 Yamaha V... | Answered on Jul 10, 2009


Hi, Joseph the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation, I would call or visit my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry.
Good luck and have a wonderful day.

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Yamaha V Star... | Answered on May 28, 2017


Hi, Ivan and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a "LOAD" test if necessary, your battery may show 12.5 volts but have little or zero amps and needs to be replaced.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, stator, magneto, points/condenser ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Air/fuel mixture screw improperly adjusted.
10. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
11. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
12. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
13. Fuel tank empty.
14. Fuel tank contaminated with ethanol sludge.
15. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked.
16. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
17. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
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Yamaha V Star... | Answered on May 08, 2017


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Air/fuel mixture screw improperly adjusted.
10. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
11. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
12. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
13. Fuel tank empty.
14. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked.
15. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
16. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
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Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Feb 16, 2017


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 zero $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.
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Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Feb 04, 2017


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Air/fuel mixture screw improperly adjusted.
10. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
11. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
12. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
13. Fuel tank empty.
14. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked.
15. A failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
16. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
17. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
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.
http://www.motorcycleforum.com/59-motorcycle-repair/100103-please-help-bike-died-out-while-riding.html
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Yamaha V Star... | Answered on Jan 29, 2017

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