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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Nova Scotia Canada

I bought a new to me Vstar 650 classic with 2500kms on it in 2018. Love this bike! Starting to change few bits on it to make it more suitable to me. Looking forward to tech help from this group and to look at some other members sweet rides! Safe travels to all!
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Howdy, neighbor! Welcome from NB. You found a great place to swap stories and info about your VStar. I've had my 1100 for 2 years now and I've made many trips to NS with it. Good, solid, reliable bikes. It's never let me down.

Love to see a pic of yours and some of the mods you've done.
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I have modified the clutch handle to replicate the clevver lever. Tinted signal lights. I am currently trying to install a aftermarket daymaker headlight. But in doing so I somehow damaged my headlight system. I installed my factory headlight and it won't work? No low or high beam. No HighBeam indicator light on the tank.
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Hopefully you only shorted a wire and blew the headlight fuse... easy thing to replace.
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I have checked the headlight fuse, it's fine. Is the headlight relay a possible issue? If so, is that the relay with two 30amp fuses in it? Also if so, 😀 how do I test these issues? I have two months to figure this out and get the new light installed.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you joined us. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ms-bike-month/

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...enced-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html

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I cant dig into the schematics right now
but if you google V star 650 service manual, you should be able to find the yamaha factory manual online as a free download in pdf format

the schematics are near the last page of the manual. I dont know if the 650 has a headlight relay, 30A is way too much current to be a headlight fuse, you might be looking at the starter relay?

Again Im guessing right now, if you need answer quickly google the manual, its easy to read the schematics, and the colors of all the wires are also called out on it.
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I have the manual, thank you for the direction. I even printed it off to give me some downtime reading. I'm curious as to what they mean when they are talkiing about checking the meter connector? Where is that at? I know where the headlight connector is.
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Since I haven't run my bike for close to 4 months. I didnt realize that the headlight doesn't come on unless the bike is running. I was trying to keep her in hibernatetion until the warmer weather was here and ready to ride. So I clenched my teeth started it up and wouldn't you know it. The light works.....😀now to figure out which of the wires that are attached to the harness go? It is a halo design that also has a signal light halo that activates when the signals are turned on. That's my girl in the last pic!
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I dont know what the meter connector is. If they are testing the high beam indicator it might be one of the connectors to the instrument cluster on the gas tank?

if you look on the schematic they have names for all the connectors.. maybe its a typo, or something that did not translate well from Japanese?

I was not aware that newer 650s hold the headlight off until the bike starts. I know some of the bigger Vstar bikes do that, my 2005 Vstar 650 has the headlight on with the key switch.

I guess 2006 was the year they added that function.

Glad it was something easy to debug, and you are not tearing the wiring harness out of your bike.
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