I had to laugh. I was under my 07 V Star today trying to figure out where the stupid voltage regulator is. My battery was swollen and my Wrench saw it and immediately had me toss it in the 'Bomb' can. He has a super duty steel trash can he tosses things in he thinks might go boom. Well, no boom, but I finally found the Regulator. Stupid thing is hanging under the battery on a housing you need to pull the bottom exhaust off to get at.
What kind of mental midget came up with THAT design. Oh, I know, the same one that made it so you have to take the pipes off to get to the oil filter. Somedays you just wanna slap somebody.
So, my next major purchase is a relocation kit that puts the oil filter out where it can actually be gotten to.
Other than that, I'm loving my V Star. Still miss the Nighthawk, but oh well....
V Star is a Victory, right? You can blame Can-Am for that, they own Victory, and Indian.
Yea clean up the area and then see where it is leaking from. If its the seal you will have gear oil inside the CVT and would cause your belt to be slipping. So I think it is either the Drain Plug WHICH are prone to stripping but you can put a steel helicoil in there( I HAD TO HAHA)and now you have a steel threaded drain plug works great. Here is what you will need if its the drain plug that is stripped a little. Alleyoop
we were on our way to Indiana for a Saints & Sinners Ball, and there was a dime sized spot on the ground in the parking lot when we left. That was about 8:30 when we left to go there, so I'm thinking it was the plug, and gasket, and now might just be the gasket. There is no belt slipage, I can happily say that it must not be the seal.
Welcome Jax, Where is the tranny leaking oil from the gasket or the drain screw. Alleyoop
I checked the drain screw, after finding via the vid on this site, and tightened it some(hopefully not striping it), cleaned it up, and will check for leaking. I suspect it may be the gasket, hoping it's not some seal.
I wish companies would use a steel sleeve in aluminum parts that are to have a steel screw in them used for draining. The chemical reaction would literally fuse the two together. I was priced $70 for the seal, and I just don't have it to spare. If it's a gasket, I could probably buy, or make one.
Post by jaxrhapsody on Sept 18, 2015 18:22:32 GMT -6
If they want it, they'll get it, but you gotta make them work for it. I use a ulock around my back wheel. A motorcycle can wiegh 2000lbs, and they do get stolen. It's sad to think about. I was surprised the one day I left my scooter on the street, unlocked, over night, and it was still there. Once it was chained up, but I forgot the keys were in the seat lock. Be a man, and buy your own bike, or parts.
Post by jaxrhapsody on Sept 18, 2015 17:48:53 GMT -6
I'm pretty happy finding what appears to be a still active board to use, and I'm just taking this time to introduce myself, and whatnot before just slamming down the questions I want to ask about my bike(as I have a few), just don't see that as good form.
I go by Jax Rhapsody, live in Louisville,Ky, I ride a 2014 Taotao Quantum, that has had some issues, but not too terrible. Right now it appears to be leaking gear oil.