Starter Clutch Problem
Has anyone else out there had problems with their V Stars on starting? I have a 2006 V Star 1100 Classic, during the riding season last year I noticed a few times that when I went to start it, it would drag a little during start up. It acted almost as if the battery was low. I winterized it last fall, and summered it just last week. When I went to start it, it cranked over several times, and then a "PING" sound. After that when I try to start it the starter cranks, but not the engine. I took it to the Dealer and they said it needed a starter clutch kit at $475.00!!! They told me that Yamaha has listed this kit with a recall number, but has not actually officially determined it as a recall. The dealer also told me that there were three other V Stars in this Spring with the same problem. It sounds to me that Yamaha must realize that there is a problem, but at $475.00 per customer, just does not want to admit it!