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About sldunker

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    2018 Star Venture
  • Birthday 11/15/1954

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    Steve Dunker


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    Wadena, MN, United States


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    2018 Star Venture

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  1. What is the weight capacity of this contraption?
  2. Call the dealer that is 2 hours away and talk to the service manager. See what he has to say. When I talked to the 2nd dealer they did not care that I had bought a Yamaha product from a different dealer. Should be worth checking out.
  3. Depends on condition of battery and how much draw is on it. I do not know what the draw is on this bike is supposed to be but maybe it is in the service manual. I think you should find a different dealer. I called the dealer I bought mine from when I was having the brake switch problem. They said to bring it in and let it sit until they had time to work on it. I said no way. I called a dealer that was almost two hours away and told the service manager the problems I was having with the cruise control shutting off. He said give me your phone number and let me call Yamaha. He called back ab
  4. There have been some bikes that have had to have there starters replaced. The only warning of starter failure has been a hesitation before or during cranking. When the failure did occur it was a complete failure of the starter. Last fall I had some starts were I would get a hesitation while starter was cranking. Yesterday I pulled the bike out of its winter nest and got it in my shop. I removed the starter and disassembled it. The commutator end had quite a bit of brush dust built up on the lowest side of the starter. I cleaned it all up and blew air over all the pieces. I took some brake
  5. Is reverse working? I would look at the linkage for the sure park lever and operate it. Look for a switch that the lever pushes against. Check all wiring connections, make sure they are tight.
  6. I did mine at 15,000 miles. The job is not as bad as you think. The front coil bracket must be removed to remove the front valve cover. I can be a pain to get access to the front screw. I used a 1/4 inch drive ext about 16 inches long and and came down from the top by the handlebars. I put a little tape on hex socket for a tight fit otherwise screw will come off and good luck trying to find it. There is a procedure for draining the tank in the service manual. Follow it. The whole job took me about 8 hrs. Should be alot less next time. A lot of work just to find out the valves di
  7. It had me in Ontario. I used the my location feature and now it has me back in Minnesota. Nice feature.
  8. Yes, the top nut has a pretty good torque. The bearing nuts not so much
  9. I always use a test light along with the meter. It is good to have a load on the circuit.
  10. If all I am doing to the bike is an oil change, I will back up the rear tire on a 2x4. Have another 2x4 handy to slip under side stand. 1 1/2 inches higher makes a word of difference. Remember when you check the oil, the oil has to be hot to get the correct reading. I check mine after a good long ride.
  11. Your lag doesn't seem normal to me. I am pretty sure mine does not act that way. Try turning the traction control off. There may be a problem with the wire or a sensor on the throttle control.
  12. Like your input. Your starting problem is probably the battery. Dealer can test it.
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