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I recently purchased a 2001 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic. The bike only has 17,000 miles and I'm already having some issues.

When cruising around at slower speeds, particularly in 1-3 gear, the bike feels very jumpy. What I mean by this is the bike will pull like normal, then give out for a second, then pull again but very hard. It makes it extremely difficult to ride at slow speeds because it jars me around on the seat. Usually when this occurs, there is a clicking sound.

My theory is that it is misfiring. However, I don't really know for certain. The spark plugs are in normal shape so I know that isn't the problem. Does anyone have an Idea of what could be causing the issue? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks guys!:eek:
 

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The 1100s are hard on plugs, I carried spare plugs on my 1100 for 55K miles and had to change one coming out of Phoenix.
You should also run some Yamaha Ring Free thru the gas tank once in a while
 
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