Back in the saddle again! - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
Back in the saddle again!

Hey guys just picked up a nice '05 Midnight Silverado Road Star and love it!! I have been riding for about 40 years but haven't had a bike for the last 2 years. It feels really good to ride again!! I have the cast aluminum wheels and looking for some suggestions on polishing them up so they are SHINY!! Yes, I do love the chrome on Black but not overdone. I also would like to know where to buy the crossover part that goes on after you remove the rear passenger seat and upright bracket. Like the solo seat bagger look and that looks like a simple transition. Had an '03 anniversary Roadie and like it but this 1700 is awesome!! I appreciate any advice you have on these topics. Thanks,Mike!!!
starnut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
Back in the saddle!!

Here is a first picture of my new to me Road Star!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	024.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	96.8 KB
ID:	873  
starnut is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
 
farmalldanzil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: EL Reno OK
Posts: 2,904
Garage
Welcome to the forum and you have one nice bike If you just wont the wheels to look stock then a sos pad works well and then some clear coat. But if you wont them shine like chrome it would be more work and maybe off the bike. I have had good luck in polishing a lot of my stock parts with steel wool and a 4"polishing wheel in a air tool. A lot of work but they can be made to look like chrome
farmalldanzil is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hither & Yon
Posts: 1,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by starnut View Post
Here is a first picture of my new to me Road Star!!

Very nice!! I'm imagining how super it will be once you get all that black cosmoline polished down to the black cherry underneath

Welcome
Springer is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 04:10 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,088
I'll echo FarmallDan, polishing to mirror finish is a lot of work. Not a job for now, it is a good winter project



stratowart is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 08:42 PM
Senior Member
 
hdeater113's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: rainy side of washington state now reside in Blackfoot,Idaho
Posts: 1,452
Welcome aboard. That is a very good lookn motorbike. Keep the shiny side up.

2007 Stratoliner S
Reckless batwing
Sony am/fm cd mp3 4 speakers w/500 watt amp,8in sub
12 inch ape hanger bars
Roadhouse slip on exhaust
K&N air filter with lid mod
Cobra Fi2000 powrpro auto tuner
Kuryakyn mustache bar
Corbin low profile solo seat
LED running lights front and rear
21 inch chrome raider front wheel
200 tire on the rear
113 Hd eating tire smoking cubic inches
hdeater113 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 03:25 AM
Super Moderator
 
bevo1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 12,853
howdy. be sure to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...isplay.php?f=7

any wheel cleaner will work on cast aluminum
bevo1981 is online now  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 06:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Jarhead1100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 923
Welcome to the forum starnut...which sounds like they would be a little painful (all those points and stuff). You might want to try a little ice on those!

Enough jokes. Great looking bike and groovy shirt! Ride safe and keep the rubber side down!

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -- Benjamin Franklin
Jarhead1100 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome