Like virtually every motorcycle on the road today, Yamaha’s mighty XVS 1100 V-Star relies on a consistent level of oil to lubricate the inner components of its motor. The oil level diminishes as the miles and time wear on, either being burned away by the motor or, in worst-case scenarios, escaping through leaks in the engine casing. Checking the oil level on your Yamaha V-star 1100 before every ride is critical to prevent engine damage. Luckily, checking your oil is simple.
Lower your V-Star onto its kick stand, shift into neutral and start the motor. Allow the motor to run for a few minutes, warming up the oil to provide an accurate oil level reading. Stop the motor and turn off the ignition switch once the oil is warmed completely.