The maintenance requirements for the V-Star 1100 can best be characterized as relatively frequent and expensive for two reasons: 1) the engine dates to the original Virago of 1981; and 2) ease-of-maintenace has been sacrificed in favor of the current cruiser design asthetic.
The biggest issue you'll face with this aging engine is that it uses threaded valve adjusters which require frequent adjustment. The service interval on the V-Star is every 4000 miles and comes at a typical dealer cost of $350. As a comparison, modern engines that use shim-under bucket valve adjusters often have service intervals as high as 16,000 miles, while those with hydraulic adjusters (e.g., Honda Aero) never need adjusting.
To illustrate the negative impact the V-Star's design has had on ease-of-maintenance, try changing the oil. On a typical motorcycle, you remove the drain plug, spin off the filter, spin on a new filter, replace the plug and fill it, a simple 10 minute job you can do in your driveway. On the V-Star, you start by putting the bike on a lift, removing the exhaust pipes at the manifold so that you can gain access to the case that you remove to find the oil filter. Count on paying over a $100 for this procedure alone. Other jobs that are simple on most bikes are oddly difficult (and expensive) on the V-Star, particularly the Classic. For example, I've watched a dealer remove the rear fender just to change the rear tire.
If driving several times a week amounts to 150 miles, in a year you would need two full services at a cost of about $700. You'll definitely go through a back tire, and probably a front which totals another $300 to $400. If maintenance costs are an important consideration, just about any other bike made in the last 10 years would be a better choice than the V-Star Classic. I know, I just sold two V-Stars that my wife and I put a combined 30K miles on.
A Yamaha R6 can be bought at most certified Yamaha dealers. There are also several online communities that are specialized in second hand motocycles. Depending on the country one is in the site to look may vary.
Yamaha instruments can be bought locally at Guitar Center or a Best Buy. eBay, Amazon, and the official Yamaha website sell Yamaha instrument products for sale.
Hire a factory certified technician at $90 per hour; if you've got an ultra, you can afford to pay for maintenance. You are assuming my financial situation is the same as when I bought it...
A Yamaha MM8 can be bought in a wide variety of different locations. The easiest place to buy a Yamaha MM8 instrument is at a local musical instrument store.
Yamaha branded clothing may be bought at a local Yamaha store. There are also select stores that sell them. Last but not least one could buy Yamaha branded clothing on their website.
Yes. I have a friend who is a Yamaha dealer and I bought a boat from him with this engine and he had his regonal distributor run the numbers to be sure this engine was made by Yamaha.
Yamaha snowmobiles may be purchased brand new from Yamaha Motor Canada. Also, used snowmobiles and parts may be purchased through Snowmobile Trader Online.
electraglide ultra classic
Probably Turner Classic Movies. Ted Turner bought the archives of several studios years ago. Most of the films shown on TCM are owned by the Turner company.
I just bought a new refrigerator and want it to last a long time. What kind of maintenance schedule should I follow for it?
There are many companies that specialize in offering classic billiards game tables. Online, one can order the billiards games tables from Classic Games and Billiards and Overstock.
I just bought 2002 yamaha blaster about a week ago and ran it next to a truck and it run between 90 and 92 mph.
I just bought one for $50 with a chip board case.
The word is spelled several. It has a meaning similar to a few. I bought 1 candy bar. I bought a few candy bars. I bought several candy bars.
I bought mine for $380.00. This was in 2005.
If you used zeros in the number you got it wrong. Yamaha does not use zeros in their VINs. Use O's instead.
Yamaha Rhino 660 is a small-sized tractor. They can be bought from the website tractorhouse and they come in a variety of different designs and models. The prices range from $5000 to $10,000.
The classic, Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, can be viewed on YouTube. This is great entertainment for children and others and can be bought on Amazon and eBay.
Its called by most a shorty...I bought one for my 07 R6 from yamaha. It is made by GYTR...
It is not necessary to have a maintenance check done at the dealership where you bought the car. A scheduled maintenance can be performed at any dealership, auto-repair shop, or franchise.
i have just bought a rego'd 2000.doubt the mufflers legal though! i have just bought a rego'd 2000.doubt the mufflers legal though!
I bought one of these new in 1986, from memory I think 8.5
Traditional classic furniture is bought online on official furniture websites such as Carsons. You can also buy it on various wholesale websites such as Amazon.
Shun classic knives can be bought at many places. Some of them that are worth considering include: Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and many private dealers from the knife forums.
Classic board games can be bought in many places. These places include eBay, antique stores, Amazon, and the local store. Classic games include Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, and Chutes and Ladders. These games, although dropping in popularity due to technology, are a classic icon of history.