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Yamaha v star 650 ( 2005) looses spark after heating up, air

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Yamaha v star 650 ( 2005) looses spark after heating up
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?
Customer: air cooled
JA: What year is your 650?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you fixing your 650 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: after i let it warm up and it stopped, I checked for spark and there was none. after it sat a while it started back up.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
where did you go??
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 3 months ago.

Hi this is Kenny, who am I speaking to (frame number 17 digits) and the current mileage, also any modifications to the ignition system ?

Thanks, I'm the expert

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It has Frame# JYAVMO1Y05A010572 ( 9100. miles) Silverado. new battery recently.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
MY Name is Steve
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Will I still get an answer?
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 3 months ago.

I'm here Steve, its the weekend and I had to step out, let me take a look, give me a little bit here.


Expert:  Kenny O. replied 3 months ago.

Hey Steve thanks for that info, one question and not sure if you verified this but when the unit gets hot an dies, had you by chance verified that the spark has really gone away, now if not then about how long before it will restart ? or how long does it take before it will restart ?


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I tested the spark with a test lamp tool made for the purpose. Tested the tester on a different 650 , the tester lit up so I'm sure it works. There was no spark(light) on this one for 20 min. or less.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
until it cooled a bit.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 3 months ago.

OK so it gets hot and looses spark is what you are saying ?

Do you have access to a multi-meter ?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.