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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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I have a vstar 1100 and the battery is charged, the starter

Customer Question

I have a vstar 1100 and the battery is charged, the starter just makes a whining noise when I attempt to start it and it will not fire.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: i have and no they are not. it is a fairly new battery too. Maybe 2 months old
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 2000 Yamaha Vstar 1100
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, and i have tried to jump it and bump start it. neither worked.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that i can think of, thank you
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 1 month ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.
Initially, remove the spark plugs and determine if the engine is cranking when attempting to start.

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