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    Facebook "shared a memory" for me this morning. It was picture I took 10 years ago. That got me thinking about how long I've had my Roadstar. Turns out I missed my 10th anniversary.

    I took this first pic when I got it on June 4th 2010. About 14k miles. Hard to believe it's been that long.
    And how it looks like now. At 54k miles. It's been a helluva a ride!

    How long have you had yours?


    Last edited by Tykes_Place; 08-08-2020, 01:16 PM.
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  • #2
    I got my 2003 liquid silver Silverado in 2004. Only has 80,000 miles so far.

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    • #3
      I bought my 2008 in 2012 with 7000 miles. It now has 64,000 miles.

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      • #4
        11 1/ 2 years for me.

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        • #5
          a little over 4 years now...



          2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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          • Jaybo
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            Bought it with 45k and it has 66k now. only 5k a year and I need to increase that!

        • #6
          Had it since 04 bought it with 2,000 miles it now has 110,000 hard miles I own no cage. I love it, a friend offered me a later bike no charge but I would have to give up my Roadstar & I couldn't do it!

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          • #7
            Bought my first Road Star in 2014 (2002 model) sold to a buddy and bought a couple Royal Stars... Then 2nd Road Star was Ohio Steve's bike which is now my White bike (think I got it in 2015, 2000 model) then 3rd Road Star is my Purple touring bike bought summer of 2019, and my 4th Road Star is the red one I got a few months ago
            LET'S RIDE

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            • #8
              8 years for me bought with 7600 now has 39890

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              • #9
                15 years, I had a Honda 750 which replaced a Kawasaki 750 which replaced a Honda 450 but I wanted something bigger. It has served me well over the years and I am resisting my wife trying to make me sell it. She's been doing that for a couple years though...EDIT: I forgot to mention it's a 2000..
                ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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                • Tykes_Place
                  Tykes_Place commented
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                  Stay strong brother! lol

                • Jaybo
                  Jaybo commented
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                  Tell her it's cheaper to keep it than go through a divorce!

              • #10
                Bought my '99 new May 12, 1999.
                Scott B.

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                • #11
                  Bought Blue/Cream '99 Roady new in March '99 right here at Bobby J's in Albuquerque - oldest Yamaha dealer in US.

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                  • Ironman
                    Ironman commented
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                    I think SuperG wins; just edging out texasscott1!

                  • SuperG
                    SuperG commented
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                    Always been a Yamaha fan. I grew up in Indiana with a Yamaha dealer three blocks from my house. I remember they were selling Indian-branded dirtbikes too, back then.

                    First street bike was an '83 Midnite Maxim I bought off a soldier on deployment. Those air-cooled 4-bangers were indestructable.

                • #12
                  That's an easy one for me. I joined this site the day I got it. 08/20/2013. So, in 12 days it'll be exactly seven years.

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                  • DEEPHATE
                    DEEPHATE commented
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                    I'm pretty sure I did the same or close. I wish I knew my old nickname.

                  • Bikerron
                    Bikerron commented
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                    Yea. Didn’t take me long to find RSC after my purchase.

                    Forums on a particular subject is mandatory for me.

                  • Tropicalrs
                    Tropicalrs commented
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                    My son had a 650. I was going to get an 1100. Then I found the web sites. The capability to tinker, modify, and spend so much $$$$ making a great bike mine was irresistible. So I got the R*! I consider it a Me* now.

                • #13
                  Mine’s a 2009. Sat on a showroom floor for two years. Fella bought it and for two years he managed to put 2,100 miles on it. I bought it in 2013 off Graigs List.

                  Meticulous dude. Had every receipt he spent on it. Only thing dealer added when new was Hard Krome 2 3/4” Big Straights so the stock pipes still look new in case I start going deaf.

                  My avatar pic was taken by my daughter the day I was riding it home. Cold, November day and drizzling, but I was ecstatic!

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                  • #14
                    I just realized I was 49 when I bought mine. Man I was a stud back then! lol I was looking for a cruiser and was looking at a Honda because I thought I couldn't afford a full blown Harley. An acquaintance of mine was the service manager at the local Yamaha dealer and he told me about this used roadie they had for sale. I stopped to look at it, it was pretty cool and my favorite color, black and chrome. I sat on it and started it but I didn't ride it. I drove by it going to work everyday for about four weeks telling myself I didn't need it but it just sat there not selling! One Saturday on the way home there it sits still, I can't believe nobody wants this beauty. I stopped, I rode it, end of story.
                    ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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                    • Brad_G
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                      I like that story...it was just meant to be.

                  • #15
                    At least 12 years, can’t quite remember when I upgraded

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                    • #16
                      I got my 04 in early 06. It had 12400 mi. on it. Now has 62000 mi.












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                      • #17
                        13 years originial owner. 43,000 miles.Bought it new converted to trike due to health issues. Love this bike.

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                        • #18
                          Bought my 2001 in May 2009 to replace my big blue Venture Royale. My Roadie was a trade in at the then local Yamaha dealer close to me as a soldier traded it in for a Stratoliner. End of month deal to sell it and boost their sales Initially joined this site just after as a coworker who had a Midnight Star told me about it.


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                          • #19
                            New 07 bought new Mar./30/09 Wrecked Nov./18/16 Now have 04 Road Star.

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                            • roadiemort
                              roadiemort commented
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                              So to clarify, 7yrs ownership for the 07 and 2yrs ownership of the 04. no R* or any other bike in almost 2yrs in between the 07 and 04. I do have a walker with R* decals on it for the two years if that counts lol.

                          • #20
                            I bought my 05 in 05 and still going strong.

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