Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Yamaha V-Star 1100/XVS1100. A MUST for every DragStar owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1999 to 2008
Number of pages: 413 pages
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We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
Yamaha V-Star 1100
Yamaha Motor Corporation manufactures the Yamaha XVS 1100 DragStar, also known as the V-Star 1100 in North America. It is available in two models: the XVS1100 Custom and the XVS1100A Classic, with the former being more contemporary and the latter being more classic, with rounder edges and weighing 13 kg (29 lb) more. The Custom has a significantly lower seat height.
The 1100, along with its 650 sister, has a worldwide fanbase. A variety of aftermarket components are available to modify the model. The revisions to the model have been evolutionary, with only modest updates.
The DragStar debuted in Europe in 1997 as the XVS650 (400 version available in Japan since 1996), and expanded to include the XVS1100 Custom in 1999. The Virago 75-degree, air-cooled v-twin engine, which had been in service since the early 1980s, was overhauled for the 1100. For the new midsize cruiser bike, the Star variant provided more torque. The Virago’s shaft-drive configuration was carried over to the Star, but the suspension and frame were replaced, with a single shock and twin downtubes replacing the Virago’s outboard dual shocks and stressed-member engine arrangement. To properly meter gasoline to the 8.3:1 oversquare engine, dual Mikuni 37 mm carburetors with throttle-position sensors are utilised.
The DragStar/V-Star quickly gained popularity, prompting the release of the Classic variant in 2000. The Classic had longer fenders, floorboards, cast magnesium wheels, thicker brake and shift levers, a 7-inch headlight, substantial fork covers, and a 130 front tire, as opposed to the Custom’s bobbed rear fender, 5 and 3/4 headlight, aluminum rims with spokes, exposed forks, 110 front tire, and other custom touches. Later, as an expensive variant, a Silverado model with luxuries like as a windshield, sissy bar, and soft sidebags was offered.
The big fenders were standard on the V-Star 1100 Classic, as were the floorboards for the rider and the rocker shifter pegs. These parts were replaced in custom versions with a peg configuration and a peg up/down shifter. To imitate the Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster, the builders also changed the conventional huge front tire with a minute thinner tire in the 90 series or 110 series.
The 1100 models were sought after motorcycles based on the dimensional characteristics of a 1,063 cc (64.9 cu in) engine and a platform weighing around 700 lb (320 kg), with 130 series front and 170 series rear tires.