20 Most Recent 2004 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom - Page 8 Questions & Answers

Easy and cheap way to increase your speed without messing with the motor,gas,air or spark is to change the sprockets and chain set up on your final drive. Go to gearingcommander.com for all the specs and information on how it will effect your engine and what is best for your year model bike. Ride safe and ride free

Yamaha... | Answered on May 27, 2019

Possibly restricted exhaust or valve worn or piston rings worn take out spark plug hold gently but firmly against the plug hole turn over engine Holding the plug obviously not with spark plug cover on !! It should at least push the spark plug away from the hole with a pop pop pop sound if so hopefully that rules out valves if it's not burning oil then it probably not rings could be timing off or valve seals most engine with leak will run full revs under no load ps also check plug gap :-)

Yamaha... | Answered on May 27, 2019

Hi, Joe for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Yamaha... | Answered on May 26, 2019

Is there gas or diesel in tank..nozzel can b mistaken. Is fuel gittn to carb. Cud hav vacuumleak. Ignition wiring worn like aplug cable. May hav ovrheated fora while..aircoold engines cant ride slow for long..they need to breathe lika horse

Yamaha... | Answered on May 24, 2019

see dealer for a new key cut using your vin

Yamaha... | Answered on May 21, 2019

i don't know. battery terminals may not be tight. battery may not be fully charged. rela [if any] may have loose wire connectors. positive wire to relay or starter may be dirty or loose. your owner's manual may have information.

Yamaha... | Answered on May 21, 2019

maybe your clutch is not disengaging

Yamaha... | Answered on May 20, 2019

put some fuel system cleaner in it

Yamaha... | Answered on May 20, 2019


Most problems as you describe are due to the connections on the battery or starter being loose, corroded or dirty. Clean your connectors ( the big wire ones) at your battery, starter relay, starter, and ground (just follow the big wires from your battery terminals) and I'm sure you will find one or more connections along the way that are corroded or loose. Make sure the connections are tight, clean and free from corrosion and your timberwolf will crank over just fine.


Yamaha... | Answered on May 18, 2019

Hi, Er the vast majority of service, parts fiche, and owners manuals on the internet are "FREE" to download and all service manuals contain wiring diagrams in the back pages. The rest usually charge a modest fee of $15 and there is a handful of obscure, rare, obsolete, and very old models that are no longer or never were available and some were never printed in English. The Indian and Philippine markets are usually in E-book format only, for these rare occasions I shall look on eBay and find the cheapest one available. Most of the manuals will cover your exact make, model, and year otherwise one will be provided that comes as close as possible to your bike and will have most of the same info that an exact manual would have. If there is no $ sign after the manual link it is free to download.
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Yamaha... | Answered on May 18, 2019

Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 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 type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
4. Check the 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.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. Faulty ignition relay.
15. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
16. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Yamaha... | Answered on May 18, 2019

Hi, Mark 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.
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Yamaha... | Answered on May 18, 2019

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Yamaha... | Answered on May 17, 2019

Have you checked the battery it might be the starter solenoid. I would go with the battery.

Yamaha... | Answered on May 16, 2019

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