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V-Star 650 will not start

I have a 1999 Yamaha V Star 650 classic and it has been running fine, but when I took it out the other day, all of a sudden it started acting like it was starving for fuel. When I stopped, the engine died and would not start again. When I turn the key on, the fuel pump clicks about 8 times before it stops and after I hit the starter button, the fuel pump keeps clicking and it will not start. I am hoping it is the fuel pump, but I am not sure.

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did you put gas in it

First, you need to determine if the noise is coming from the pump or the relay.
https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/01/24/xvs650/xvs650.pdf

Don, sounds like the fuel pump went south. I would change the fuel filter first. It is located under the fuel tank. Take a look here..
https://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemparts/a/yam/50044158f8700209bc78e83d/...
Nice to see another Northwest guy here. I'm 4hr East from Portland. Welcome to the site.

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