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  1. New Member Introductions
    First off, I’d like to give credit where it’s due. Many thanks to not only the creator of this forum but most likely you, the one reading this, for your time and contributions as well. Pages like this provide such a wealth of knowledge and experience, and are a most excellent asset to possess...
  2. V Star
    Hi. I'm a novice when it comes to bikes. I just got my 650 about 2 months ago. It started up fine every other day for the past 2 weeks. Now, when I start it, it only runs when I have the throttle down a bit. As soon as I let go, it dies out. The gas lever is on and the battery is charged...
  3. V Star
    I have fire in the front cylinder but nothing on the back cylinder of my 2001 V Star 650. I old coil was shorted. I have replaced it with a new one and still nothing. The coil starts to get hot after a while with the ignition on. The front one remains cool. I've swapped out the coils. Both...
  4. General Bike Talk
    Does anyone know if and where this would be located if it is a part for the bike? Thanks everyone.
  5. Wanted Items
    Looking to purchase a 2004 Carb from a Yamaha vstar 650 to put onto my 2001 Yamaha vstar 650. Does anyone know if they are compatible? I have done some research and notice a part number difference in the carb itself however the rebuilt kits say they are the same? Thank you
  6. Motorcycle Modifications
    Hey everyone, hoping someone can give me some idea of if I need to put bar end weights on a set of harley bars if I install them on my bike. I noticed that there are none on my Silverado? Thanks in advance!
  7. V Star
    Hey guys! Just like the title says my bike can't go faster than 55 unless I'm going downhill, and less if I'm going uphill. A little bit of background info, just purchased it from BIL with 15,000 miles on it, and it had been sitting for a couple years. Did some minor maintenance; tires, oil and...
  8. Wanted Items
    I've decided to try a set of stock headers and mufflers on my 2004 Vstar 650 Custom. I have a nice set of Vance & Hines Short Shots on it right now. They're not awfully loud, but the neighbors don't like them. I'm also wondering if the backfiring on deceleration, might be partially due to the...
  9. V Star
    Aloha All, (TL;DR will be at bottom) Here’s the situation, About 2 months ago, somebody unsuccessfully stole my 2002 Yamaha v-star 650. They put it in neutral walked it 2 blocks down the street and tried to “Hotwire” it. But they didn’t know what they were doing. They cut some wires by the...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Just thought I would stop in and introduce myself before I go too wild with this build. I'm from Poulsbo, WA and I scored a low mileage 2007 650 Classic with 4,300 miles on it last week. After a ton of research online, I decided to go ahead and build it into a bobber. I will be selling a...
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