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  1. VzdarManiac
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    As there are more and more new riders every year, we figured we would create a place for you to ask all your questions. Even though we have seperate forums for the various models of Yamaha Cruisers, all the seasoned (and some not so seasoned) riders of the different makes of bikes have alot of knowledge that applies to all Yamahas and all motorcycles for that matter. So feel free to ask all those questions you want to ask if you can't find it already. Don't be embarassed, there is no such thing as a stupid question, and no-one here will tell you otherwise. WE don't put up with any BS on this site.

    Cheers & Welcome.

    VzdarManiac

  2. targankel19
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    Hello fellow riders, I am new to this forum and I have a question about fuel filters. A couple days ago, I decided to install an inline fuel filter on my Yamaha 650 silverado. After cutting the hose to insert the filter, i accidentally slid the protective hose away from the hose and it would not go back on, so I installed without it. will the hose be okay without the protective covering? After the install, I noticed that the fuel is not flowing properly due to the filter being in a horizontal position. Will I have to get a longer hose or a smaller filter? I have started the bike and it sounds okay, but have not gone for a ride yet. Any suggestions?
    targankel19

  3. retzdaret
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    Hello fellow riders, I am new to this forum and I have a question about fuel filters. A couple days ago, I decided to install an inline fuel filter on my Yamaha 650 silverado. After cutting the hose to insert the filter, i accidentally slid the protective hose away from the hose and it would not go back on, so I installed without it. will the hose be okay without the protective covering? After the install, I noticed that the fuel is not flowing properly due to the filter being in a horizontal position. Will I have to get a longer hose or a smaller filter? I have started the bike and it sounds okay, but have not gone for a ride yet. Any suggestions?targankel19
    Welcome. Did you remove the whole inline filter instead of just replace the filter inside the plastic case? I would not replace the whole thing as I don't know what other brands would work, I would just replace the filter inside it's housing. You should be able to get a replacement from your dealer. As for your question about the hose, I'm not exactly sure what you mean. Please post a pic if you can.

  4. targankel19
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    I would love to show you a picture, but I have not yet mastered the art of downloading a pic onto the site. I found out later by checking the repair manual that my bike already has a fuel filter. Does it hurt the bike to have 2 fuel filters? The protective tubing had to be removed, but have not taken her out for a ride to test the heat of the existing hose without the heat protection.

  5. retzdaret
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    Yes, that would hurt it. The fuel pump is not designed to pull gas threw 2 filters. It takes a lot of pressure just to pull threw one. I would take the second one back off.

    To post a picture, just hit the little paperclip in the reply box and add it from there.

  6. bacgrad50
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    First time on the forum. It is VERY well done, and I'm sure I will enjoy it.

    Just turned 50 and decided to whittle away at my bucket list. Having a bike was number one, so I took the MSF course and bought a V Star 250 last week to hone my skills before moving up to something larger.

    I hope there are other folks who ride the V 250. So, we can compare notes.

  7. retzdaret
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    First time on the forum. It is VERY well done, and I'm sure I will enjoy it. Just turned 50 and decided to whittle away at my bucket list. Having a bike was number one, so I took the MSF course and bought a V Star 250 last week to hone my skills before moving up to something larger. I hope there are other folks who ride the V 250. So, we can compare notes.
    Welcome to the forum. Please be sure to post an introduction in the welcome section as well. We just got another new member that has a 250. If we can get a few more people interested, we may be able to open a 250 section. Feel free to post your questions. I know there are plenty of members that will be able to help you. Ride safe!

  8. villiamz74
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    hey all i've been on other sites. just learned about this one. hope to be on here alot. this site is alot like my sortbike site. i now have a 2000 vstar 650 classic also and love it. not as fast but verry rideable

  9. quicgmicg
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    I jumped from sport bikes to cruisers too....and haven;t been in the emergency room since....LOL

  10. yhennlj
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    First time on the forum. It is VERY well done, and I'm sure I will enjoy it. Just turned 50 and decided to whittle away at my bucket list. Having a bike was number one, so I took the MSF course and bought a V Star 250 last week to hone my skills before moving up to something larger. I hope there are other folks who ride the V 250. So, we can compare notes.
    Hi ho, I ride a 650 Vstar but the wife has a 250 Virago. When she lets me, I will take her bike out just for kicks. The 250 has a lot of power for a so- called "smaller bike". When she and I ride together, she stays right with me.I know some folks call it a beginner bike but, don't sell it short. It's a great bike all around. In this economy, getting almost 80 miles to the gallon ain't half bad either.

  11. quicgmicg
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    That 250 IS a fun bike.... !

  12. Beeeeso
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    As there are more and more new riders every year, we figured we would create a place for you to ask all your questions. Even though we have seperate forums for the various models of Yamaha Cruisers, all the seasoned (and some not so seasoned) riders of the different makes of bikes have alot of knowledge that applies to all Yamahas and all motorcycles for that matter. So feel free to ask all those questions you want to ask if you can't find it already. Don't be embarassed, there is no such thing as a stupid question, and no-one here will tell you otherwise. WE don't put up with any BS on this site. Cheers & Welcome.VzdarManiac
    Hi, New to the forum and very lost. I have just purchased a second hand YZ125 for my son, had the barrel re-sleeved, new piston & rings..all works just dandy, however when i started the bike it spluttered severly, I changed the spark plug, check the carb for water, checked the reeds for damage, all seems fine..When i ride the bike it splutters big time in lower revs, but as soon as I give it full throttle,,,the splutters then all of a sudden the bike takes off like a bullet....food for thought,,we went on an outride, and ran out of petrol on the way back, so I took some petrol from my brothers RM250 (Swear word in my book) but anyway, kick started the bike and as the petrol was still filling the carb, the bike took off like a bullet thru all the gears without splutttering, but once the carb filled, the spluttering cam back...I know my way around bikes as I have built them all my life, but this one has me stumped, could it be my jets,,even thou i have stripped and cleaned the carb...still stumped.
    Please help,,,Steve Middleton

  13. wzdar2
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    i just started riding in may. bought 2000 vstar 1100, put about 2000 miles on it so far, i enjoy it. havent had any trouble with it yet, great bike. i enjoy talking on the forum. does anyone every use the motorcycle chat vs the the forums. thanks to all for your info and hospitality to newbies

  14. vhocarez
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    Hey, I'm just getting ready to buy my first bike, and had a quick question before i decide to buy it. I went and met with this guy about an 83 maxim 550. im a decent sized guy, at 205 lbs. i know it'll be able to carry me fine, the only problem is that i have a girlfriend at about 120 lbs. is the bike too small to carry the both of us just as easily? Should i go ahead and get it, or keep looking for a little bigger of a bike? maybe a 650 or 750?

  15. yhennlj
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    Hey, I'm just getting ready to buy my first bike, and had a quick question before i decide to buy it. I went and met with this guy about an 83 maxim 550. im a decent sized guy, at 205 lbs. i know it'll be able to carry me fine, the only problem is that i have a girlfriend at about 120 lbs. is the bike too small to carry the both of us just as easily? Should i go ahead and get it, or keep looking for a little bigger of a bike? maybe a 650 or 750?
    If I'm not mistaken the 650 is just a built up 550.I'm around 170 and my wife is well ...don't tell her I told ya', around 120. We have been known to ride her 250 together with no problems. I'm sure the 550 will be fine. BTW, the wife has threatened making me ride on the back when we take hers. Make sure you get on and, get your riding position established first.

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