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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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2008 650 v-star no spark

Hi I'm having trouble finding out why I have no spark. Fuses are good, switches are good. I'm thinking pickup coil but I called Yamaha make sure there is no pickup coil with a stator are they lying to me?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 06:52 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. The New Members Introduction section is for us to get to know you, new rider, new bike, etc. Post your spark issues in the Vstar forum for best exposure and responses.

Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.






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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 08:19 PM
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if you google Yamaha Vstar 650 service manual you can find the factory manual online as a free download

Im not sure if the electronic ignition on these bikes has a coil or a sensor or if its some other device. The timing is controlled by the ECU and adjusted based on the throttle plate rotation.

you said you checked the switches, I assume you mean the kickstand and neutral position switches. Another consideration is the electronic ignition needs a good 10+ volts to fire the plugs. If you have a weak battery it will have enough power to spin the starter, but the sparkplugs wont fire.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 09:04 PM
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also forgot to add, the free download service manual has a debug tree for no spark

that would be a good place to start, better than anything I can offer from memory
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