2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100


I originally thought it was the best deal in a cruiser out there


Have replaced voltage regulator 3 times.

Starter clutch and starter failed at 53K. C'mon Yamaha, admit this is a design issue!

TPS (choke) has never worked correctly.

General Comments:

In general, I like this bike. It's quick, nimble and fun to ride.

Mileage is a little disappointing, averages about 35 m.p.g.

The stock seat is a butt burner... replaced with a Mustang.

Putting a voltage regulator under a cosmetic cover near the exhaust pipes is just plain stupid.

Ditto for the internal oil filter that requires removing the footboard and the front exhaust pipe. Installed a relocate kit.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th January, 2012

19th Jan 2012, 10:07

Update on my review. Received the bike back from the dealership service department. Cost of replacing starter clutch, starter and labor, etc. totaled just over one thousand dollars.

I still like the bike... and will probably ride it until it can't be repaired anymore. I'm just annoyed that Yamaha won't admit their knowledge of the starter clutch/starter problem with this design. Now that this bike has been discontinued... it's a moot point.

21st Feb 2013, 20:40

I have a Yamaha V Star that is a mechanical piece of crap!

It is a 2008 1100 Classic, looks fantastic, but is a bottomless money sucking pig of engineering.

Wiped out the starter clutch after 1000 miles, and had a mechanic replace it for $1,800 (parts & labor) with a Yamaha replacement kit.

Now it has a severe vibration at 3000 to 4000 RPM. What a piece of JUNK!

2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100


Best cruiser you can purchase for the money


My voltage rectifier failed at 21,000 miles.

General Comments:

This bike is 12 years old, and runs and handles just as great as it did when I first purchased it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2011