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Thread: Yamaha Dragstar 1100 Custom, 1999

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    Default Yamaha Dragstar 1100 Custom, 1999

    First ever bike, big and beautiful but i'm still a bit clunky on the corners! Gotta learn somehow eh?
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    Congratulations! Nice scoot. Keep the shiny side up.

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    Nice one!
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    Shiny! Congrats on the bike mate.


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    Japan has perfect roads for learning to corner. Nice bike.
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    Nice bike!!

    I bet it rides super smooth with the shaft drive- great for touring!

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    Just remember - do NOT twist the throttle when you start it. Push the start button, don't even put your hand around the throttle.
    The starter circuit advances the ignition and a throttle twist can cause it to drive the shaft backwards, ripping splines out of the starter clutch and frying the starter, runs 150K yen to repair.
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    Wise words regarding the starter! I'm always starting it in neutral with the choke for warming up, but good to know that I better not mess with the throttle!

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    I knew this was out there:

    https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...sing-the-choke


    Part of the new owner must read section:
    https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...r-must-do-list

    The gas cap screws is another one, they back out easily.
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    I came upon the gas cap screw problem myself and kinda freaked me out but good to know it wasn't just a problem with my bike.
    The choke is new to me. I've been running it wrong... Thatll be fixed now!

    Thanks man

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    Congratulation!
    I can guess your smile
    But be careful, when you begin to ride you will never be able to stop. Most powerful drug ever!

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