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WELCOME to thV Star 1300 WIKI site.

 

THANKS to so many of YOU who have helpsed this site become a superb resource  

to benefit all Yamaha V Star 1300/Deluxe owners.  The information contained

was compiled from various resources, including thousands of V Star 1300/Deluxe

riders who are members of our forum, DELPHI "V Star 1300 Riders," and members

of our sister forum, 1300Tourer.com.  Additionally, some information contained

here came directly from "the source," e.g. the manufacturers of the products and 

accessories that you will find mentioned here.

  

Everyone enjoy!  We are very glad you are here. 
If you are not yet a member, here is your link to the Delphi "V Star 1300 Riders" forum site

where you can sign up if you wish to do so (simple & FREE).  We believe you will be very

glad you didhttp://delphiforums.com/vstar1300

     

                              DIABLO                                                                               


  
   

 

                                                                                              

 

 

                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

                        BRADSTAR                                                                      

             

 YAMAHA - Preferred Dealers 
- Dealers reported by 1300 riders to receive HIGH marks

 

 

 

YAMAHA Deeply Discounted OEM Parts & Accessories

 

20% DISCOUNT - - no tax & no charge for shipping:
www.yamahapart.com

 

ROCK RIVER POWER SPORTS  

http://www.rockriverpowersports.com/fiche_select1.asp?cat=Motorcycles&mfg=Yamaha

 

YAMAHA SPORTS PLAZA  www.yamahasportsplaza.com

     AFTERMARKET ACCESSORIES 

              for the V STAR 1300/Deluxe
SS Custom Cycle - www.sscustomcycle.com 

Seats, Tires, Handlebars & Grips, Full Exhausts & Slip-Ons, Custom Air Kits, Fuel Controllers, Tachometers, Suspension Upgrades, Windshields, Lights, Engine Guards, Wheels, Radiator Covers, etc., etc., etc., etc.


There is no better place than SS Custom Cycle and no better person than SHANE for buying 
aftermarket products to make your V STAR suit your needs exactly to your liking.  Contact him via a phone call or email - - you'll be very glad you did. 

(There are NO paid advertisements here.  This is purely a testament to the consistently excellent products, price, and 2nd to none pre-sale and post-sale assistance Shane has continually provided for many years.)   

 

YAMAHA OEM PARTS and PARTS NUMBERS  <-- click

 

ALARMS - Build your own

Maintenance - Adjusting the Valves

APPAREL

Maintenance - Diagnostic mode

Backrest - Extend your stock backrest

Maintenance - Removing the Gas Tank

Bags / Luggage / Racks

 

Battery - Jump Starting   
Brakes - Fluids / Pads / Bleeding brakes   

 

Chrome

CRAPOLA List 
This is a new and unfortunate list which includes companies that seemed to do everything they could possibly do to make someone's buying experience miserable.

 

 

CLUTCH - Replacing Clutch Cable

A big thanks to both Bobb_1st and jusriding for sharing these instructions.  

IMPORTANT to note: 1st part applies to 2007 and maybe 2008 models, while 2nd part applies to 2009 and perhaps all later models:

2007 models:  "...No need to  remove or loosen the tank. I removed the left side fork cover and the cover above the clutch lever on the right side of the motor. I tied (fishing) line to the clutch end of the cable and pulled the cable out at the neck. Afterwards I tied the end of the line that came out at the neck to the clutch end of the new cable and fished it back through. I hooked up (attached) the ends (of the new cable), adjusted the clutch, and went riding. It took me about 45 minutes."

2009 -2015 models: Gas tank needs to be raised or removed because there are 3 zip-ties holding the clutch cable and other wires against the frame which need to be snipped in order to position the new cable along the same path as the old one.

 

 

 
Cross-Referenced Parts and Accessories  

Diagnostic Mode - how to access in the speedo display   

 
Drive Belt maintenance - Adjusting the Drive Belt  
Drive Belt - Emergency Roadside Repair  

EMERGENCY FLASHER - adding one to the V Star 1300:

http://www.1300tourer.com/node/2761

ECU - Here is an excellent video describing how the Yamaha ECU works.  Click on the following:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fujeAFAjb4A 

A big ol "Thank You" goes to BARON58 for providing this link.  

 

Electrical - 8-Way Power Connector "how-to"

Exhaust: Muffler "baffle-wrap" how-to.......

 

http://www.vulcangadgets.com/files/vhbagger_shhh.html

 

 
FMS - Fuel Controllers   FAIRINGS - see "Windshields" below and to the left. 

Front Forks - Replacing FORK OIL the easy way

(Thanks to 'Jusriding' for these instructions)

 

Raise the front tire till the forks are fully extended. Leave the handelbar on. Remove the fork caps. Slide a siphon hose down the tube -- an 'outboard motor' type of fuel line with siphon works excellent. Jiggle the siphon down the forks that extra three inches to get to the bottom. Siphon out into a container, such as a 16 oz plastic cup, then replace the same amount new fork oil as was taken out, approx 14 oz per fork. Put fork caps back on. Do not over tighten.

 

 
Fuel Management - Things You Should Know
 
  GPS - Planning and Downloading Rides.docx  

Gas Tank MOD:  https://web.archive.org/web/20180429184303/http://www.1300tourer.com/?q=content/how-section

 

Gasoline - Top Tier

Hardware:  Stainless Steel nuts & bolts - precautions 

(Thanks RRS07V1300)

Handlebars - Controls - Cables

Hardware:  'NYLOC' - a worthy tip before using them 

Helmet Locks    

Highway Bars / Saddlebag Guards

 
Horns   

 

 

Jack's O2 Mod  

KEYS - spare: "YH63" or "YM63" at your local hardware store ($2)

 

Thanks to "Curley95" for sharing the following information:
Owning two Yamaha Star cruisers, he
had only one side of his new key cut for each specific bike, allowing him to use the same key for either bike.  This works well since the key switch mechanism uses only one side of the key to unlock it.  

  KEY mod - PegLeg's "Pirate Key Mod" for easier access

License Plate Lay Down

 

Light BULBS and Lights 

 

Lights - why use a Load Equalizer with LED turn signals   
Motorcycle Lifts  

OIL and Oil Changes

Paint and Decals

RADIATOR - - Flush & coolants  

 

Painting - - using Spray Can

REAR SHOCK - adjusting to a firmer setting  

 

Performance Mods -

Airbox Mod and Drilling The Exhaust

SADDLEBAG REPAIR

 

**Replacement hinges for ~$35 each ordered from the Yamaha dealer:

Left hinge:   #5S6-F8444-00
Right hinge: #5S6-F845E-00 

 

OR if someone is interested instead in replacing a lost hinge for a couple of bucks:

 

Per N3cr0shark and Rick (Laterider), a 0.25" x 1.5" dowel pin works well...also 6mm x 38mm.

Repairing ("thanks" to N3cr0shark for the included picture)
        

 
 

SAFETY TIPS - (thanks to PegLeg for the initial idea to
i
nclude a Safety folder in the Delphi V Star 1300 Riders
forum,
also to Chris/cmusemeche for the excellent 

suggestion to add the information to this site. 
You will find that part of the information contained here comes from some of the many terrific sites found online, with other information coming directly from our forum members' personal experiences.  The link below will take you directly to a page where you will locate the folder titled,

PegLeg's SAFETY CORNER.  It contains over 50 safety related

topics and about 600 follow-up messages and comments.

Please read as many as you can, if not every one of them, as
there may come a time in the future while riding when you will

be very, very glad you did.  Not just the newest posts, but go
back as far in time as you can.  The posts go back 2-1/2 years,

but depending upon which exact Delphi membership you have,

Free/Standard, Extra, or Plus, you will be able to search back 3 months, 1 year, or back as far as you want to seek out information. 

http://forums.delphiforums.com/vstar1300/messages

 

SEATS

Spark Plugs     
Suspension:  RICOR INTIMINATORS    

Suspension:  PROGRESSIVE front and rear

 

Installing Progressive Front Springs    

Tachometer "Adapter" for the 1300's SINGLE FIRE ignition

Owner's Manual

TIRES   (also see Wheels and Wheel Tools below)

http://vstar1300.pbworks.com/w/file/106557720/Vstar1300%20owners%20manual.pdf

 

     

TIRE ACCESSORIES - gauges, etc. 

http://roadgear.com/digital-tire-gauges-c-24_43.html

 

SERVICE MANUAL - 11 mb PDF file <---click
After clicking on the above link, once you see a new cover page appear, look up towards the top left corner of that page and you'll see the DOWNLOAD link.  Click on that link.  Depending upon your device used, it may take from several seconds to almost a minute to download the full 11 MB V STAR 1300 "SERVICE" Manual.  

Once downloaded, you will want to save it to a new folder, perhaps one in "MY DOCUMENTS" for continued future reference.  

Wheels and Wheel Tools

  

WHEEL BEARINGS

> Possibly wise to have replaced once one's bike approaches the 100k mark. 

 

WINDSHIELDS, FAIRINGS, and LOWERS

V Star 1300 Riders Forum

 

KD's Power Commander Tips

 

Rider's Tips

 

Clutch fix Tech Tip

  V Star 1300 Links 
 

RECALLS 

 

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