I looked at a 2000 Royal Star Boulevard with 22k miles on it this morning. Very nice bike, its a down scale version of the tour package, smaller windshield, leather saddle bags instead of the hard bags, and it has the maxi-pad passenger seat (which would get immediately removed) instead of the bigger passenger seat with backrest (which would also get immediately removed).
Never rode one before - very nice, smooth, lots of low end. Both 4th and 5th gear are overdrive - its definitely designed for the highway. I can get it for $2,500.
I still want to see the Road Star (tuesday) before I make up my mind, and talk to the owner. Maybe he did not explain things clearly about the "hi compression" pistons.
They are very different bikes:
4 carbs, shaft drive, water cooled, 4 independent exhaust pipes, cast alum wheels w/ tubeless tires, about 40 lbs heavier
vs 1 carb on two cylinders, air cooled with a belt drive, spoke wheels with tubes
I could go either way, and be very happy for the next 10 years with either bike.
Last edited by KCW; 09-08-2018 at 03:52 PM.