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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Removing saddle bags,trunk and lowers

hey guys , just wondering is it possible to remove all of the above on a venture to make it a naked model so to speak for when they are not needed by the rider ?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 06:36 PM
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I'm confused , is that a yes ? Haha
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 07:33 PM
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You absolutely can remove those parts with minimal effort.

You can also make yourself a decent chunk of change selling them. The trunk is pretty universal to most any trunk mount, and the saddlebags can be swapped to at least a Roadstar.

The trunk would fetch $300-$500+ depending on condition and year, and the hard bags would pull $200-300 without much problem if they're in good shape.

I know I'd be interested if the price was right. Are you looking at a used bike and wishing it wasn't a bagger?

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I never really looked at Royal Stars stripped down. They look pretty badass.




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Oh very good,

I'd just want to have them removed for day to day driving around our city.

I am presuming you can just tidy the wires going into the trunk somewhere while its off yeah ?

Also how about the leg guard fairings ?

I'm looking in the service manual but it does not say

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I've got a Roadstar so i can't tell you exactly how to remove your pieces. You sure you're not looking at the owner's manual? My service manual details prwtty much every single washer and nut, including detailed torque values.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-16-2014, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Ah just seen in the manual you can alright, must have missed that!

It would be a lot of torment to convert it to a single headlamp though i.e removing the front fairing
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I have just completed removing the lower fairings and installing highway bars and rad cover on a 09 Venture. If you want to keep the cruise and goodies its extensive rewiring and bracket fabrication. Only way I could squeeze it in was to remove the AIS complete along with the complete air box assembly. Yamaha hired an engineer on crack to design it anyways. This will lead to fuel issues I haven't worked out yet but am confident. The only component at the trunk is the CB and the sound system. Easy to remove and hide under the seat but you would have to modify the saddle bag stays. They are not designed to be pretty. The front fairing removal I would not even attempt unless I was prepared to rewire the bike complete.
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