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Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA Complaint - 2007 Yamaha Vstar 1300 Tour / Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Review by sumncguy on 2009-08-06
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA -- This bike has an attractive price tag, look and feel but it

is a piece of junk. I will simply provide a list.
1. Severe dead spot in the throttle since day one of

ownership. Extremely dangerous at low speed manuvers.
2. The 2007 clutch box needed to be replaced after only 15k

miles with a 2008 clutch box. It is replaced under a

customer service advisory that is not made public.
3. Clunk when going over small rises and dips in the road

at various speeds since first day of ownership. Shocks and

stripped crown head nut, the nut that holds the forks to

the frame, most typical cause.
4. There is a severe squeal/squeak coming from the front

left hand side of the bike when downshifting. Belt tension

was checked many times and is in spec with the service

manual.
I have 32k on the bike. I have the extended warranty and

service plan on the bike. It has been in for service at

every interval.

None of the issues items 1-4 have completely resolved even

after technical intervention. What is looks like to me is

Yamaha is putting out crap and their mechanics either don't

want to or are unable fix the issues. Pass this one by.

Added Entry 9/1/09
The 08 clutch basket that replaced the 07 clutch basket is bad again. The bike is in the shop getting the second replacement. People with 09's are complaining of clutch noise and shift issues. Again stay away from the Yamaha Vstar 1300.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-08-07
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-06:
Buy a Harley
Posted by Razzel on 2009-08-07:
I've owned 3 Yamahas in the past and they all had recalls and problems. They are my least favorite Jap bike but after owning 2 Harleys and renting a new one I would take the Yamaha. Try a Victory next time.

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