Thursday, March 13, 2014

2001 Yamaha V Star 650 Classic XVS650A-The Newest Ride.

This is a list of motorcycles I currently own.In the order they were purchased.
1989 Suzuki GS500R
1990 Suzuki GS500E
1992 Suzuki GS500E
1992 Suzuki GS500E
1993 Suzuki GS500E
2005 Suzuki GS500F converted to E model

And now I intro the newest and I will be sharing updates of all the farkles I do to it.

May 2013,I bought myself an unexpected birthday present,a 2001 Yamaha V Star 650 Classic aka XVS650A as known in other countries.A couple needed money due to an unexpected job loss.They put their motorcycle up for sale on a local Facebook community group sales page.I made a serious, but low offer on the motorcycle.They happily accepted my offer.Money and title changed hands and it was time to get to work.The bike came with a few accessories.It had an aftermarket knock off passenger back rest,cheap o decent saddle bags,and a National Cycle windshield.It even had the original tool pack in the side box.The bike had been neglected and needed full maintenance and some other work.First thing I did was change the engine oil,change the final drive oil,new spark plugs,new stock replacement air filter,adjusted the valves,new fuel filter,rebuilt the carbs,adjusted the carbs,and sync the carbs.After getting the motorcycle running perfectly,I felt the clutch was off.After doing some research,I found out the clutch has a super small friction area at the lever and it's at the end of the lever travel.I have small hands for a man,well short fingers for a man.So I needed the friction zone to be closer to the grip.I found the Clutch Adjustment Spring Mod on the home page of 650 VStar Custom, Classic, & Drag Star homepage.I also rejetted the carbs to #95 Mikuni main jets and 3 turns on the pilot mixture screws.It's great for my area and summer time riding.It does make the bike hard to start in temps below 60 degrees.

These are the pics of the bike as soon as I got it home.I promptly fixed the twisted seat and reinstalled the saddle bags properly.They were on backwards.Click images for a full view.