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2008 Yamaha V Star Silverado

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2008 Yamaha V Star Silverado

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2008 Yamaha V Star Silverado Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $7,199.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque RPM  3000
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  81 / 3.19
Stroke (mm/in)  63 / 2.48
Displacement (cc/ci)  649 / 40
Compression Ratio  9.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  2
Carburetor Size (mm)  28
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.714 / 1.9 / 1.458 / 1.167 / 0.967
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  3
Rear Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  S
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  S
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 130/90 SR16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 170/80 SR15
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  7.9 / 200
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.04
Width (in/mm)  36.6 / 929.6
Wheelbase (in/mm)  64 / 1625.6
Turning Radius (ft)  11.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  0.5
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  544 / 246.8
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  545 / 247.2
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  441 / 200
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 16
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.79 / 3
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.19
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.9 / 708.7
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Backrest Type  Detachable
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Passenger
Chain Guard  No
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
License Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  V Star Silverado
Mounts:  
Side Case Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  Yes
Tinted  No
Height  Mid
Storage:  
Side Case Material  Leather
Number Of Side Cases  2
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Leather Storage  Standard
Helmet Locks  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Convenience:  
Handlebar Lock  Standard

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A Great Bike
By Pete Campbell(Owner), Oct. 31, 2008
I bought this bike in August and have since put 2,ooo plus miles on it. It is a great around town bike. Has some zip to it. It sounds good and is very comfortable. I have not gotten the 49 mpg that Yamaha claims. I average around 39 in town and 40 fully loaded on the highway. I didn't give it full m... Read Full Review

 

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nice cruiser
By david m. johnson(Owner), Apr. 22, 2010
This is a nice bike. It looks good,rides nice. I added extended floor boards out of Canada because the flat ones from the factory made long rides uncomforatable. The new floorboards look better and make a 100% better ride. The gear ratio's are made for town driving. They are close and the top speed ... Read Full Review

 

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Great bike, needs 6th gear though
By sco3tt(Owner), Jun. 28, 2012
If I had $10 for every time I've reached for 6th gear on this bike I'd have enough $ to buy something with 6 speeds, lol. Overall though, great bike, I get 44mpg as long as I keep off the freeway. Freeway mpg is lower, but if there was a 6th gear...but I digress.



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good for girls
By jenny weckerly(Owner), Aug. 28, 2010
I love my bike I have Lupus and I can't ride far but it's wonderful. however I went out one day to start it and it starts with the choke but you push choke in it dies, when you try to roll back and give it gas, it dies I don't know whats up it was fine couple weeks ago after a ride parked in my gara... Read Full Review

 

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By David W. Parker(Owner), Sep. 1, 2020
I purchased the motorcycle used from its second owner. It only had 1334 miles on it because the first owner had it for 8 years and only drove it a couple miles a day during the summer months, and the 2nd owner put the majority of the miles on it just riding it back and forth to his local town, hence... Read Full Review

 

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