Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA Complaint - 2007 Yamaha Vstar 1300 Tour / Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
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
I have 32k on the bike. I have the extended warranty and
service plan on the bike. It has been in for service at
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.