Hi I just stumbled across your site while looking for some answers as to what is wrong with my bike. You folks seem to be pretty knowledgeable, so maybe Ill just ask you. Ive had my bike, an '07 Vstar 650 Classic, for about three years now and havent had an issue. Its my first bike and I dont really know anyone who knows much about Yamahas.
Two days ago I was pulling my V-star around to the garage. I get off to open the garage and my light bar shuts off, But not the headlight. The light bar draws power from the headlight. Ive had the light bar on almost as long as Ive had the bike, never an issue. The next day I go to check out what was wrong, now the headlight wont work and the second time I try to start it it wont start. Its making the noise when you try to turn it over with a dead battery.
So I check the fuses, and the wires for the headlight and lightbar. Nothing is busted, burnt, or feels lose. Im stumped, so I roll it back in to the garage and put the battery tender on it until it has a green light(charged). Now I turn it on, turns over fine, the head light works. Just the light bar isnt on. I start it up a couple more times, just to be sure it will and everything will stay the same. It all does.
Now I sit on it and pull it up level and start it up. After a second the light bar comes on. Then I lean it back on the kickstand, the light bar shuts off. I try this a few more times with no results. I turn it off then on a few more times to check everything again, and I realize my engine light is blinking. Ive owned and worked on enough of my cars to know an error code, 1 slow 2 fast. Any help would be much appreciated.