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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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road star questions for a newbie

looking at a uused raod star with 14k miles and have a few questions:
1) what can i expect for belt life and how much is one?
2) any inherant problems with the 1670 engine?

any other questions i should be asking
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Belt

Mark,

The belt will probably last 100,000 miles but I understand we should actually change it around 70,000 to be safe. Don't want to get stuck on the road. A few rare cases a stone gets cought in the belt and shortens its life.

All the Yamaha bikes have very reliable engines. I don't have a Road star, some buddys do, I know of no problems. Its a bike that has been around for a while. You don't hear much about cruisers with high mileage. My guess it is a hundred k engine. Like most others.

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I bought a 2000 Roadstar Silverado 1600 cc last Sept. with 52000km...the first thing I did was to put tires on it and when the dealer ran the VIN # ....there was a recall from Yamaha...a clutch/transmission part to be replaced ..that and another $150 and I got a rebuilt engine...good as new....It pays to run the VIN .
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I know I had my 2000 Road Star recall done at 18,000 miles and have no trouble before or after. Don't forget to add a warrior oil pump gear if tranny recall has not been done. I have 34,000+ on mine now and have made it into a Ultra Star. I really like mine and I know of a few riders that have almost 200k on RS. One guy has over 300k on his. So If you take good care of it it will run a long time. The engine are a little noisey but they have lots of torque. I have had all makes and the only bike I have owned that compares is a Goldwing. I sold my 1985 Goldwing Limited with fuel injection and bought a Road Star. My Goldwing was a touring bike and did not have reverse. A pain to push around. I get about 47 mpg on my RS ultra. That is not bad for a stage 3 BAK kit, V&H longshots, ported intake and more with the ultra kit. I just added a Audiovox CCS-100 cruise control unit. I will be riding mine for a long time I hope.
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I know I had my 2000 Road Star recall done at 18,000 miles and have no trouble before or after. Don't forget to add a warrior oil pump gear if tranny recall has not been done. I have 34,000+ on mine now and have made it into a Ultra Star. I really like mine and I know of a few riders that have almost 200k on RS. One guy has over 300k on his. So If you take good care of it it will run a long time. The engine are a little noisey but they have lots of torque. I have had all makes and the only bike I have owned that compares is a Goldwing. I sold my 1985 Goldwing Limited with fuel injection and bought a Road Star. My Goldwing was a touring bike and did not have reverse. A pain to push around. I get about 47 mpg on my RS ultra. That is not bad for a stage 3 BAK kit, V&H longshots, ported intake and more with the ultra kit. I just added a Audiovox CCS-100 cruise control unit. I will be riding mine for a long time I hope.
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I have the same bike without the faring and the trunck. How does the bike handle with the faring? Amd wear did you get the trunck? Love what you did with the bike!!
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