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Yamaha V-Star 950 Repair Manual 2009-2012
This DIY repair manual by Clymer, covers 2009-2012 Yamaha V-Star 950 street cruiser motorcycle models.
Like all Clymer manuals, this comprehensive book is written with the do-it-yourself bike owner in mind, and all information is presented in an easy-to-follow format accompanied by clear, close-up photos that allow you to see the components, systems or parts being addressed.
So get your own copy of the Yamaha Vstar 950 manual by Clymer and start taking care of your bike the right way.
- Engine Repair and Rebuild
- And more!
ENGINE - EXHAUST SMOKE
The color of the exhaust can help diagnose engine problems or operating conditions.
Black smoke is an indication of a rich air/fuel mixture where an excessive amount of fuel is being burned in the combustion chamber. Check for a leaking fuel injector(s) or a damaged pressure regulator as described in Chapter Eight.
Blue smoke indicates the engine is burning oil in the combustion chamber as it leaks past worn valve stem seals and piston rings. Excessive oil consumption is another indicator of an engine that is burning oil. Perform a compression test (Chapter Three) to isolate the problem.
WHITE OF STEAM
It is normal to see white smoke or steam from the exhaust after first starting the engine in cold weather. This is actually condensation formed by the engine during combustion. Once the engine heats up to normal operating temperature, the water evaporates and exits the engine through the crankcase vent system.
However, if the motorcycle is ridden for short trips of repeatedly started and stopped without reaching operating temperature, water will start to collect in the crankcase. As this water mixes with the oil in the crankcase, sludge is produced. Sludge can eventually cause engine damage as it circulates through the lubrication system and blocks off oil passages.
TABLE of CONTENTS:
- General Info
- Lubrication, Maintenance and Tune-up
- Engine Top and Bottom Ends
- Clutch and External Gearshift Linkage
- Transmission and Internal Shift Mechanism
- Fuel Injection System
- Electrical System
- Wheels, Tires, Drive Belt and Pulleys
- Front Suspension and Steering
- Rear Suspension
- Body and Exhaust
- Color Wiring Diagrams
Subject: Repair, service and maintenance manual for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Yamaha Vstar 950 motorcycles. ISBN-10: 1599695448 | ISBN-13: 9781599695440 | Clymer M284
- Publisher: Clymer Manuals
- Pages: 350 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
- Binding: Paperback - 7 x 10 inches
- ISBN: 978-1-59969-544-0