• 2006 Yamaha V Star 1100 Silverado
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    65 cubic-inch
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Displacement:
    1063 L
  • Top Speed:
    105 mph
  • Price:

Key Features:

  • A medium-size adjustable windshield, large studded touring seat, passenger pillion pad and backrest provide great long-range, two-up comfort.
  • Roomy and beautiful studded soft-leather saddlebags provide storage for long-range adventures.
  • Efficient and quiet shaft drive requires almost no maintenance.
  • Classic, rigid-look rear end serves up 4.5 inches of rear wheel travel damped by a hidden preload-adjustable shock.


  • 65 cubic-inch (1063cc), air-cooled, SOHC, 75° V-twin is tuned for outstanding low- and mid-range torque — maximum torque is reached at only 2500 RPM — for exceptional overall cruising performance.
  • Forged lightweight pistons provide greater durability and reduced vibration and reciprocating mass.
  • Ceramic-composite, cylinder-bore plating ensures superior heat dissipation for better cooling and longer engine life.
  • Thick cylinder fins enhance the stylish look while increasing cooling efficiency.
  • Dual, heated Mikuni 37mm carburetors with throttle position sensor feature a progressive pulley, electronic fuel pump and handy side-mounted air filter to ensure consistent fuel flow, great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev range.
  • One-way cam clutch-type starter decreases mechanical noise during starting.
  • Low-maintenance shaft drive delivers superior reliability and smooth cruiser ride quality.
  • 2-into-2 exhaust system with dual shotgun-style staggered pipes play outstanding V-twin music and simplify the aftermarket conversion.


  • Low-slung, large-diameter, rigid double-cradle frame with 32° rake creates strong, stylish machine with precise, predictable handling.
  • Low, 27.9-inch seat height lets nearly everybody touch the pavement and enhances maneuverability.
  • Extra-long, 64.8-inch wheelbase produces a long, low retro profile, with spacious ergonomics for added rider comfort and great handling.
  • Beefy, brushed steel telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel smooths out the bumps.
  • Tucked-out-of-sight, link-type, preload-adjustable single rear shock with 4.5 inches of class-leading travel for a low profile that gives up a plush ride.
  • Large-diameter dual front disc brakes and a single rear disc provide strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.
  • Comfortably placed, full-size rider floorboards enhance the ride by minimizing vibration and fatigue.
  • Stylish heel/toe shifter adds versatility and enhances overall cruising comfort.
  • Fat, tubeless tires on seven-spoke aluminum wheels combine classic looks with modern ride quality, comfort and handling.

Additional Features:

  • Industry-leading Star Family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a timeless machine.
  • Large, 4.5-gallon teardrop fuel tank with class-leading fuel capacity serves up long-distance cruising range.
  • Deeply valanced steel fenders combine cool style with rugged durability.
  • Eye-catching, tank-mounted speedometer designed with a large face for easy reading of tripmeter/odometer displays and turn signal, neutral, high beam, low oil and engine diagnostic indicator lights.
  • Underseat helmet holder increases convenience for rider.
  • Locking compartment under side cover provides secure storage for small items.
  • Chrome 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight looks incredible and helps maximize nighttime visibility.
  • Maintenance-free 12V 14AH battery ensures dependable, no-hassle starting.
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  (6023) posted on 04.30.2006

I have a 2006 1100 Silverado also. Yes, I too do not like the whining noises. I have read that the windshield is why you hear the noises so loudly. It kind of redirects the noise right into the front of you. Apparantly it is common. My dealer told me the same thing when I took it in to have it looked at for the whining. Nothing Wrong. I will try to get new pipes and maybe drown some of the noise out.

  (6023) posted on 03.17.2006

I have a 2006 V-Star Silverado. Love the bike in all areas EXCEPT for the WHINING NOISE which seems to be coming from the transmission near the motor.l It is quite loud and is giving me concern. The mechanic at the Yamaha dealer told me there is nothing wrong with the transmission or shaft drive. He suggested that the noise was caused by the wind blowing between the headlight and the bottom of the windshield since the windshield was raised to the higher position. I fabricated a leather piece to block any possible "wind noise". The whining noise is still very loud. When in 4th or 5th gear, if I engage the clutch, the whining noise stops. Sure makes me think the transmissiion or shaft drive is the culprit. The bike has about 3000 miles on it. The noise has been noticable from time of purchase when new. At about 1000 miles the dealer installed a Predator Maxair Kit with Vance and Hines Slash Cut Slip-Ons. They really make the bike sound and perform awesome, but did not affect the Whining Noise one way or the other. I bought the bike in October 2005 along with the 5 year extended warranty. I am not a mechanic so I’m at the mercy of what the dealer’s mechanic tells me. Can anyone give me any suggestions or advice? Should I be concerned about this noise? Is this a safety issue or a mechanical problem or just an inconvenience?

Thanks for your help.



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