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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2016, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone help me identify this V Star part?

Ok, so I'm doing some work on my bike and totally learning as I go - if it wasn't for the help I'm getting from folk wiser than this Brit I'd be sunk.

I've removed the stock exhaust from my V Star 1100 Custom and finally got to a side panel I've been wondering about for a while. It's on the right side of the bike, directly below the battery panel and only accessible with the exhaust removed. Here's a photo -



My questions are -

1. What's the blue plug for (hanging at the bottom of the photo)? The cable fits into a little channel beneath that grill thing (what is that??) to that empty black compartment on the left. Looks like you can put something in there and hook it up to that blue plug. Any ideas?

2. What is the silver tape for (directly below the battery)? It looks stock but I'd love to remove it as my side panels are now black and this tatty silver tape is visible between them. Can I get rid of it?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 05:14 AM
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the grill thing is the regulator & rectifier (very important)

the silver is just heat shielding to stop the battery getting hot from the engine

the plug is either for an immobiliser that wasnt fitted on certain models, or the diagnostic plug (there is another empty plug somewhere on the other side, i forgot which way round is which)

.. feel free to correct me if im wrong people lol

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Thanks fella - if that silver tape is heat shield am I right in thinking I shouldn't remove it? Damn stuff is kinda ugly but I don't want to run the risk of damaging the battery...

I'll look into what exactly an immobilizer is - would it be a good addition to my bike?

Thanks again mate, high fives from Montreal =)

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 09:03 AM
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imobiliser is like an alarm system, wont start the bike unless you engage it.. i dont like them personally

yeah i would leave the heat shield on, you could always paint it black if it stand out too much for you

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"I see a heat shield and I want it painted black, no colours anymore I want them painted black..."

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Can't find much info online for the immobilizer system? Why don't you like them?

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 10:49 AM
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if they fail then you're stuck, bike wont start

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-29-2016, 07:03 AM
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Recently I have replaced my voltage regulator and found that empty box too.
I tried to google and found that it's a carb heater and a light reducer.
Then I googled again to find out what for are they and found a thread in this forum:
https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...550-whats.html
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there's a carb heater relay for an 1100 on ebay that looks like the blue plug would fit perfectly, i would just follow the wires from the blue plug to see if some of them go to the heaters in the carb to know for sure

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there's a carb heater relay for an 1100 on ebay that looks like the blue plug would fit perfectly, i would just follow the wires from the blue plug to see if some of them go to the heaters in the carb to know for sure
Something like this?
Carburetor Carb Heater Relay 2005 Yamaha V Star XVS1100 | eBay
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