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  1. Clear Smoke at Front of Bike at End of Long Ride

    V-Star ship the enterprise
    Does anyone know what could be up with clear smoke (or steam) coming out of the front of my V Star 650 at the end of the day (about 50 minute drive home). Doesn't happen on the 50 minute drive in the morning so I'm assuming heat has something to do with it. The weird thing is the bike runs...
  2. 2000 Yamaha v star 1100 not starting

    I'm new to the motorcycle world, but not a stranger to cranking wrenches. I just recently moved to ga and took ownership of a 00 v star 1100. I knew it wasn't working when I took ownership... the back story is alot of blah blah but it has been thru 2 “motorcycle mechanics” with no result. Brand...
  3. V Star 1100 Custom - Clicking Under Seat, Not Firing.

    V-Star ship the enterprise
    Hi All, I hope I can explain this with proper terminology. I have a 2001 V Star 1100 Custom and last week a few things went, let’s say, badly. I went camping and it rained a lot over the course of the weekend, when I went to start the bike on Sunday morning it cranked over a couple times...
  4. 2008 Honda Shadow Spirit vs 2007 V-Star 650 Custom

    Hello: I am new to biking, just completed MSF course and got my M1. For a starter bike I have narrowed down to the 2 bikes which are currently available in my town. Both have very low miles (Shadow has 1600mi; V-Star 800 mi). Shadow owner asking $5200 but I should be able to get it for $4500...
  5. v* 650 overheating? smoking?

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    '07 V* 650, about 6k mi, oil & filter chgs on schedule StaBil since '07 per dealer recomm., carb cleaner 3 x since '09 per dealer recomm. ('07 had fouled fuel line before 1st tank of gas through - dealer cleaned.) Ran crap-gas several times in '08 - '09. Stored 3 wks pet cock open, ?? StaBil...