I have a long time friend who just bought his first bike it's an 01' yamaha V STAR 650. he's rode it all summer & he just called me to say that every time he starts to put it in 1st gear it instantly cuts the motor off...? i said HUH? well i'm the Harley guy but i told him i would look at it & it seems the drive shaft is FUCKED haha, i can move it forward & back it's not even connected to anything! the housing on the rear hub is also broke & missing a few pieces which is replaceable but before i tear into this thing does anyone have any advice or have a schematic? every little input is greatly appreciated , thanks!!
even though i owned one a long time ago... i can't help you much. whatever happened, i'd like to know... those things are almost bullet proof.
here's the problem......! looks like the gear inside the wheel hub part snapped where the driveshaft goes into a sleave type adapter on to another shaft type gear in the hub
anybody know a part source to find the whole assembly? i can't figure out how to just replace that gear shaft or how to get it out of the hub! the manual i had access to doesnt show that you can.... it's like you can replace every part in the whole bastard but that peice, a new one is over 700 bones!
there has been alot about this on Vstar riders, in a few cases, people have been able to get it replaced, or at least the parts from the dealer, with Yamaha paying for it, something to look into. http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...Train-Problems here is some info about it.
I don't know for sure but I read about people using 80 something virago rear ends.they were a direct swap and alot stronger from what I remember. I believe I read it on a V-star site when I had my v-star and was looking for other info,but do not remember the exact site.
Here is a link on how to do a bunch of stuff for the 650 VStar hope it helps ya out. Includes the rear drive swap from a Virgo.
Last edited by JapSlap; 11-12-2010 at 11:56 PM.