no no no no no
the wheel is on bearings and should spin freely
you got something binding somewhere or your shaft drive unit is not engaging right
Les posted the link for the Road Star by mistake, you can find the Royal Star Yamaha factory service manual online as a free PDF download
down load the manual and read the section on removing and installing the rear wheel. If you just winged it you might have taken off something you shouldnt have. I skimmed thru it once, and unlike the VS650 and VS1100, on the Royal star the shaft drive stays attached to the swing arm in place when you take the back wheel off.
did you take the brake caliper off to make it easier to get the wheel in place? If not that could be binding if the wheel is not aligned right.
Last edited by KCW; 04-10-2019 at 07:05 PM.