Vstar 1100 Electrical died while driving - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6
Vstar 1100 Electrical died while driving

Dude - I was driving down the road and the bike lost power and then spit and puddered and occasional backfire and started to wind down and stop. I held the clutch and that allowed be to coast down the hill and not grind to a stop. I tried to restart it while coasting down the hill, but no luck. I was able to coast into a parking spot, and the bike was totally dead. No electricity (no start, no lights, no horn, no LCD).

I hooked up the battery to the trickle charger, and it shows that it is already charged, I checked main fuse and that is good.

Do you have any suggestions?

Donny is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6
I checked Battery with a volt meter and it only showed 10.8 volts, so I put it on the trickle charger and it doest appear to be charging? I will leave it plugged in/connected for 5-6 hours and then disconnect and check the voltage after 1hr. I also when ahead and bought a new battery from amazon prime for $100, instead of the cheap one I got last time for $50 "ZippBattery". That battery exploded and then they sent me the wrong replacement. I was to big to fit in the battery compartment (but I managed to make it fit) and then a few months latter (now) the bike died. Oh well, the new battery will be here on Wednesday and hopefully it will solve the problem. If not then the laborious exploration and discovery process really begins...

Donny is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 01:08 PM
Senior Member
 
sonysnek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: southwestern pa
Posts: 1,409
Welcome Don to the forum from southwestern PA. My vote is for the battery. I think once you put it new one you'll be ok. Then you should post up some pics of yer ride.

Sonysnek
sonysnek is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 02:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Sick Mick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,181
You'd better check your reg/rec as well.... that will take out a battery in no time...and there is chance to fry all electrical components as well.

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...harging-system

Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom

--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff
Sick Mick is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 03:47 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 5
If it not your battery check your stator rectifier.
RudeBoi is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6
Thanks Sony Snek, Sick Mick, and Rude Boi! I will also check my shop manual to see how I check the rec/reg. I am not sure if will show me how to check the stator rec though? I will report back with the results! Until then, stay clear to the sand/gravel/dirt that build up on the sides of the roads and in the turns (it will take you down and might kill ya).
Donny is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 06:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Sick Mick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,181
The link in my first post is how to test the reg/rec. That is where you need to start.

Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom

--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff
Sick Mick is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6
Thanks Sick Mick!

Donny is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 02:57 AM
Super Moderator
 
bevo1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 12,927


feel free to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting

StarBikeForums Bike of the Month - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum

and please take our census

which yammy ya got? - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum

on a steel horse I ride
i create motorcycle videos. check them out here

bevo1981 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2015, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6
Hey Guys...the new battery just arrived and the bike is still completely dead, no electric at all (no lights, horn, ignition, nothing). Sick Mick, the link you suggested requires that the bike is running to test the reg/rec. So now I guess the laborious process of stepping thorough the entire electrical system checking each component that I have information on, and replacing those that cant be tested I will start with the rec/reg since Sick Mick said it could fry the whole system (which is what the symptom is at is point ....
Donny is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome