So the 950 gives me this smirk of a starter relay chatter, punk. Battery is Bosch Lithium, 1.5 years old, so might be relay. Replace it, no luck. Well lets hook a bigger battery, out of my '66 should do it. Cranks up and runs, kinda slow on the cranking. so reading here that the V-Star starters are junk, I pull it and shit, pieces of magnet fall gingerly into my hands. The bike only has 2200 miles on it, but.... its a 2012..Yamaha says no help from the cavalry. New starter, same clicking. Read plenty of volts on teh battery, car battery works great. So get a new Bosch, and pooof, problems gone. (and Bosch said no thank you to customer service either) .Thanks to those that helped with the starter issue, I've read many of the V-Star's had the same issue.