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General Information

Year
2006
Make
Yamaha
Model
XV1900A Midnight Star (Roadliner equivalent)
Color
Black Cherry
Packages
FL (sissybar, passenger floorboards, hard leather bags, highway bar and removable wind shield)
History
Acquired in June 2015, traded in my XVS1300.

Philosophy regarding my own bike's customizations: Make it look as if it rolled out of the factory this way :).
2006 Yamaha XV1900A Midnight Star (Roadliner equivalent) (Black Cherry)

Modifications

Interior
In 2016 added Power Commander V module and switch for 2 maps, one for slow riding around town, one for long distance economic riding.
Exterior
When bought, it already had a sissybar, passenger floorboards, hard leather bags, highway bar and removable wind shield, all OEM.

Immediately (2015) added luggage rack, bag protection bars, Baron Risers for Stratoliner/Roadliner, and passing lights, all OEM.

In 2016 changed standard handlebars to Paughco crossbar 14", with Kuryakin Premium ISO handgrips, Mechanical Throttle Cruise Assist, and stainless steel braided cables.

2017: After an accident in March 2017 (small child threw passenger door of car into the side of my bike), the hard leather bags were replaced with Corbin Fleetliner Saddlebags, a new wind shield whch was changed again for a ClearView shield, added a Corbin Fleetliner Trunk, a Wolo horn, and custom made Wilders rear suspension, with preload adjustment and compression and rebound damping preset options.
A custom rear highway bar / Saddlebags protection bar has been manufactured and mounted too.
Changed passing lights from bulb inset to Daymaker led light insets.

2018: Added a customized gas tank by cutting a spare one open on sides and front, elevated front by 12 cm, piece inserted, finished and spray painted conform factory design. Tank capacity now 30 ltr (7.9 gallon) iso 16 ltr (4.2 gallon).
Audio
On acquisition in 2015, added HyperPro progressive front springs, officially made for a Raider, but adapted for use with a Midnight Star fork.

2017: Wilbers custom rear suspension with preload & ride height adjustment, compression and rebound damping.
Suspension
2015: changed OEM front springs to HyperPro progressive front springs, officially made for a Raider, but adapted for use with a Midnight Star.

2016: changed standard handlebars to Paughco crossbar 14", with Kuryakin Premium ISO handgrips, amd Mechanical Throttle Cruise Assist.

2017: Wilbers custom rear suspension with preload & ride height adjustment, compression and rebound damping. First unit for Road-/Stratoliner ever made by Wilbers.

2018: Extra large gas tank (30 liters, 7.9 gallons). Custom risers, CNC-ed from single block of aluminium, to work with new gas tank and to elevate and offset handlebars slightly more, to perfection now :).

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