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Founded in 1924, the AMA has an unparalleled history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts. The AMA focuses on rights, riding and racing through its government relations work, by sanctioning road and off-road riding activities and overseeing professional and amateur racing events.

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Fuel Filter

Founded in 1924, the AMA has an unparalleled history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts. The AMA focuses on rights, riding and racing through its government relations work, by sanctioning road and off-road riding activities and overseeing professional and amateur racing events.

Oil Filters - Stock Filter Replacements

Yamaha Filter - 4X7-13440-90-00 (replaces - 4X7-13440-01-00)

Yamaha O-Ring - 93210-64297-00

NAPA - PS4935 or P84936

Purolator - ML16804 or ML16805

Fram - PH 6004

STP - SMO-5

WIX - 24935 or 24936

Oil Filters - O.R.K. (Oil Relocation Kit) Filters

Purolator - ML16817

Bosch - 3300

K&N - KN-303 or KN-303C (Chrome)

Napa Gold - 1358

Fram - PH 6017A

Wix - 51358

STP - SDF 13

Hastings - LF-113

For a complete writeup, including details on specific filters, see this PDF

OEM Yamaha Part Numbers

Exhaust Crush gasket

Front 4TR-14613-00

rear 4BR-14613-00

Clear Turn Signal Lens

5VN-83312-10-00

Standard Spark Plugs

Autolite 4164

Champion RA8HC

Denso X22EPR-U9

NGK DPR7EA-9

NGK Iridium

DPR7EIX-9

SPARK PLUG GAP 0.8mm (Note: Most plugs come pre-gapped from the factory. It's not recommended that you try to regap Iridium plugs, because the electrode is fragile.)

Tire Pressure

Vstar Custom up to 198lbs

Vstar Custom over 198lbs

Vstar Classic up to 198lbs

Vstar Classic over 198lbs

Front - 29 psi

Rear - 33 psi

Front - 29 psi

Rear - 36 psi

Front - 33 psi

Rear - 33 psi

Front - 33 psi

Rear - 36 psi

* the 198lbs above is rider, passenger and baggage.

How to get sizes of bolts from the part numbers..

The Yamaha microfiche shows the bolt size, you just have to know how to read it. Here is how it works.....

The part number is broken down into 3 parts 99999-06012-00 is an example. The second part, which is 06012 tells you the size. That bolt is 6mm in diameter and 12mm in length. If the second part was 08024 the bolt would be 8mm in diameter and 24mm in length. The first part of the part number tell what type of part it is such as bolt, screw, washer etc. and last 2 digits generally determines the finish such as black, cad, etc

Here is the wiring colors for the bike harness:

Black= Ground

Blue= Running (or low beam on a dual element bulb)

Green= Right Turn Signal

Brown= Left Turn Signal

Yellow= Brake Light (or high beam if using a double element bulb as run / brake)

You have 2 wires on your light, one will be the high beam and the other the low beam, you need to figure out which is which. Connect the low beam to the bikes blue wire and the high beam to the bikes yellow wire. If you have turn signals then just connect them to the brown and green wires. Mounting the怀light on the frame will be the ground connection. Now just one thing, Jeff has advised that grounding to the frame where it will pass thru a bearing may cause some damage so for a side mount you may want to consider running a ground wire to the bikes black wire. You can make your own ground wire in several ways, if you need help then put a post up for that and we'll try to help you out.

Model Identification

XVS65ATV CLASSIC SILVERADO

 XVS65ATVC CLASSIC SILVERADO - California

XVS65ATV CLASSIC SILVERADO

XVS65ATVC CLASSIC SILVERADO - California

XVS65AV CLASSIC

XVS65AVC CLASSIC - California

XVS65V CUSTOM

XVS65VC CUSTOM - California

XVS65V-M MIDNIGHT CUSTOM

XVS65VC-M MIDNIGHT CUSTOM - California

XVS65T-F 2005 CUSTOM WITH FLAMES

XVS65ASR 2004 CLASSIC (RAVEN)

A - Classic

T - Silverado (except 2005 Custom with Flames)

C - California

M - Midnight

F - Flames

R - Raven

W - Pearl White


Years: K=98 L=99 M=00 N=01 P=02 R=03 S=04 T=05 V=06 W=07 X=08 Y=09

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