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?
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.
Let us know what you found or did to reslove your issue.