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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Bike is Jumpy..Help!!

I recently purchased a 2001 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic. The bike only has 17,000 miles and I'm already having some issues.

When cruising around at slower speeds, particularly in 1-3 gear, the bike feels very jumpy. What I mean by this is the bike will pull like normal, then give out for a second, then pull again but very hard. It makes it extremely difficult to ride at slow speeds because it jars me around on the seat. Usually when this occurs, there is a clicking sound.

My theory is that it is misfiring. However, I don't really know for certain. The spark plugs are in normal shape so I know that isn't the problem. Does anyone have an Idea of what could be causing the issue? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks guys!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 12:07 PM
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run seafoam or gumit through a tank. might clear it out.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 12:14 PM
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FI or carb? May need a new fuel filter.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 07:20 AM
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what were your engine revs at that time? Maybe you were going a bit to slow for the gear selected. I would definately look into changing the fuel filter if it hasn't been done in a while and then run some seafoam.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-04-2013, 09:13 AM
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Running rich?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-04-2013, 09:43 PM
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The 1100s are hard on plugs, I carried spare plugs on my 1100 for 55K miles and had to change one coming out of Phoenix.
You should also run some Yamaha Ring Free thru the gas tank once in a while
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