Going Shopping for a Road Star
Posted in the introductions about my my original '84 venture that I still have and my '06 Midnight Venture that I sold last year. Because both bikes have become too top heavy for especially 2 up, I had narrowed my interest down to the V Star 1100 and the Road Star. Since my intro post, I have convinced myself that I want a Road Star. I can't find anyone who dislikes them. I love the look. The reliability seems rock solid and everyone raves about the handling and power. And, I understand that the aftermarket is teaming with all kinds of goodies for them.
That being said, I am going to look at 2 used ones this weekend. Would love new but the "Boss" (the Mrs) wants me to start used and then buy new if I am totally happy. I am looking at a 2000 and 2001. Both have under 20K on them and the asking prices are good.
As a new member on this site, I hate to bombard you with questions but I don't want to buy something only to regret it. Especially to the boss.
After doing some investigation last night, I found out about a transmission recall on these years so my questions are:
If the owners of these bikes don't know if they were repaired, how would I find out?
Is Yamaha still honoring the recall on these years if the work was never done on them?
Is there a link to some kind of document that explains what gets repaired?
I read something about piston and rings being replaced also at no charge? I know about a clip in the tranny but why the pistons/rings?
And finally, I understand that riders are replacing the oil pump gear at the same time at their own cost?