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  • $500 Road Star runs like a raped ape

    Got carb done and went pumpless and other little tweaks....

    Set tire pressure ran it set idle. Went out yesterday with a couple other Road Star buddies and we were getting it....this bike runs fantastic and hard....2 into 1 pipe makes good power. Ran it to redline many times (seafoam in tank and oil before I change it). Hits 115 mph gps with windshield and saddlebags). Gonna change oil/filter and transfer case fluid and bleed front and rear brakes tonight then a quick cleanup and up for sale.

    On to the next project...
    LET'S RIDE

  • #2
    Give us a mile per hour reading with your GPS versus the stock speedometer.

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    • #3
      The original raped ape! Click image for larger version

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shores View Post
        Give us a mile per hour reading with your GPS versus the stock speedometer.
        When at 70mph on speedo it's 65 on GPS. I hillbilly rigged phone for gps app on windshield (gorilla glue tape lol). I didn't look down at speedo when it was all done....I would assume it would be buried?

        Most every Road Sttar I have had has been off 5mph at highway speed almost always 70 speedo = 65 gps. I think when I did 65T rear pulley it mostly spot on....and my white bike that had 31T front pulley it was off 8-9mph at highway speed ...90 speedo = 81/82 mph gps
        LET'S RIDE

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        • #5
          What was the final problem with the bike that the guy abandoned it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jclevesque View Post
            What was the final problem with the bike that the guy abandoned it?
            Carb set up wrong...fuel pump possibly not working 100% (aftermarket junk and made noise and vibrated awful)...started and ran ok....but after removing the carb and cleaning everything and setting it up correctly and doing all the necessary steps for pumpless and fresh plugs it runs out perfectly...waiting on used vstar 650 idle cable and bracket to relocate under seat frame area. I will even throw on a nearly new Shinko front tire to match the newer rear tire and belt that are on it now. Someone will get a nicely setup mechanically great bike for a reasonable price. May have a local guy already interested
            LET'S RIDE

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            • DEEPHATE
              DEEPHATE commented
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              He was pretty fed up with it to give it away like that. I feel his pain, I was almost there myself once...

          • #7
            DEEPHATE....I got Five hundo just waiting for you when you hate your bike enough and want to sell it!!!!!
            LET'S RIDE

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            • Brad_G
              Brad_G commented
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              I'll go $525 and I'm a few hours closer. Just kidding DEEPHATE.

            • MidnightRide
              MidnightRide commented
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              Ignore those opportunists. I'll go $526 without reservation. Cash money.

          • #8
            Well gotta say the guy never tried that hard to get it sorted. Too bad for him.

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            • #9
              Originally posted by Jclevesque View Post
              Well gotta say the guy never tried that hard to get it sorted. Too bad for him.
              I think he did try but was getting next messages and probably had to local guys tell him what to do and it just got to be no fun after a while. Especially I believe he had it for 30,000 mi and then the trouble cropped up so he had other bikes to ride so just letting this one go. Sometimes it's not the money is the piece of my headache and time spent driving instead of wrenching.
              LET'S RIDE

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              • #10
                What do you use to bleed to brakes?

                Last time I did it I had a friend to help lol

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by J89k View Post
                  What do you use to bleed to brakes?

                  Last time I did it I had a friend to help lol
                  Vacuum brake bleeder hooked to an air compressor..super easy
                  LET'S RIDE

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