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Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado

2007 Yamaha V-Star from United States of

General Comments:

Bike great, quick on get up and go.

Seat a little getting use to after a road trip.

Shifts little or no vibrations, has after pipes that sound the trans has some whine to it, but out after warming up.

2007 V-Star 1100 from States of America

Fixed by Yamaha mechanic with enrichment to aid starting and cooling.


My first real bike after 30 years off bikes, and sitting on every from 900cc to 1700cc me on a mint 2007 V-Star Silverado. Genuine Yamaha above the included windshield, and backrest are: Highway front spotlights, rear floorboards, windshield bag and rear rack. It’s loaded.

Build Fit and Finish: Chrome and hardware far exceed expectations for a in this price range.

Super looking low slung with a large tank, fenders and beefy rubber. of honks and waves at stoplights. lines of a bike from ago, with the brakes and to make it easy to live today.

Engine: The 75 degree V-Twin has single overhead and is fed with (2) 37mm Mikuni carburetors. It starts instantly and perfect from idle to power. It’s not a silent

There is ever present from the straight cut gears, and valve flickering at certain and temperatures that are characteristic of a valve train. Power is so it runs like an injected

Suspension: 5.5 inches of front travel and 4.5 inches of rear travel are class leading, and a ride just short of even when riding two up.

Large twin front and a single rear disc do a job of stopping the bike in a safe, manner, even under braking.

Transmission and Final The five speed transmission with some noise, and the final drive can lurch certain conditions. Otherwise it smoothly.

Road Manners: The and handling of this bike far what one would expect a cruiser. The Dunlop D404 are smooth running and provide grip. This machine confidence quickly because it drives itself.

It’s easy. Acceleration is VERY 0-60 MPH, and trails off over 80 MPH. A taller 5th or 6th gear would be welcome; the has plenty of torque to pull

Top speed, untested by me, is a governor 110 MPH.

Servicing: Being average with the wrench, the can be done correctly: Spark change under 30 minutes, air 10 minutes, fuel filter seat — 20 minutes. Oil takes a solid 2 hours, based on the year, some or all of the must be removed to access the oil cartridge. 2005 and later have a more robust muffler bracket that the rear header to be loosened. The painful aspect is paying $40 for 4 gaskets.

I use AMSOIL 10W40 oil so I only service it once a or 6,000 miles, the life of the oil whichever comes first.

Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado

There are oil filter relocation available, but at considerable risk to engine damage, as they are restrictive. Yamaha had nothing to do the design of these kits, and I that on the phone with I would not put one on my bike or buy a bike had one installed.

That’s my informed your call is your

Ergonomics: I stand 5’7 and everything on this bike perfectly. Much larger complain about the seat and controls, but most of them are far 6 feet tall and weigh 200 lbs. The levers, grips and control switchgear are well and quite comfortable.

Clutch: riders complain of low speed It’s related to the clutch A dime is a perfect gauge to put the lever when the engine is cold.

Any more freeplay is too much, as it 200-300% when the engine is

Touring Ability: This is more than capable of coast to coast in comfort. The volume is limited by stacked pipes, a limitation shared by any with like configuration. city and highway fuel is 40 MPG.

The machine is very and stable at highway speeds, very minimal wind

Overall: This machine is done. It’s comfortable, to manage and has the power to rough up cruisers if you’re the sporting Not many 1100 class compare to its look, performance and

Not one issue since I took and went through it. It’s recommended for novice or expert seeking an affordable, well cruising machine.

Would you buy another motorcycle this manufacturer? Don’t

Review Date: 19th 2011

Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado

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