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  1. #1
    My Bike(s)
    2001 Yamaha 650 V-Star Classic

    Starting Problems

    I have a 2001 Yamaha 650 Vstar Classic ... I was riding over the weekend and the front spark plug stopped firing ... Anyone know what would cause this and how to fix it? The spark plug looked fine ... I pulled the spark plug out and connected the wire and started the bike ... it did not seem to have any spark from the plug. After a while it started working fine. I dont want to be 4 hours away from home and have this happen again ... Can Anyone help?

    I have since replaced the spark plugs and it is still an issue ... anyone know what to check next?

    The only thing that I have recently done to the bike is the following … I don’t know if this is somehow connected:

    I have removed my front turn signals (did not like the look) and then both my back turn signals started blinking when I turn on the turn signal (Either side). Someone told me that I need to disconnect the turn signal indicator light on the speedometer … I did this and my problem with the rear turn signals went away … Then a couple of weeks later I started having issues with the front spark plug … Could there be a connection?

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  3. #2
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    My Bike(s)
    Vulcan 900, Can-AM Spyder
    Ocala, FL
    Quote Originally Posted by bescaes View Post
    I have removed my front turn signals (did not like the look)
    OK, and now your bike is probably illegal for street use.

    Not trying to be nasty here, just trying to be honest and say something that will help you out. Given your "luck" with the changes you made, my gut reaction is "Take to a shop". That may be cheaper in the long run than trying to fix it yourself......and maybe faster too.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  4. #3
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    My Bike(s)
    1981 Yamaha Maxim 550 Midnight Special
    Manitoba Canada
    could just be a plug wire or the head on the wire just a bad connection to the coil or half a borken wire or something stupid i would check them out just to see


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  6. #4
    My Bike(s)
    1999 Yamaha V Star 650 Classic
    I say replace the wires, both of them. Maybe try a hotter plug as well. oh and get them front turn signals back on the bike. You may be illegal in your state to operate on the road, not only that youre putting yourself and others in harms way without them.


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