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    Hey guys. Not a roadstar but going to look at this royal star venture tomorrow. It’s been sitting for a while in storage. 2009 with 34k miles. I was told it just needs a detail and fluid change, we will see.

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    Great bikes...don't pay more than $3500....fantastic comfy highway bike....lots of little things to make them better....
    LET'S RIDE

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    • #3
      I had a 2002...

      Change all fluids and filters (use synthetic fluids everywhere), new battery, put a 130 tire up front (better handling in town) adjust air suspension front and rear (F 5-7 psi and R 10 psi to start USE HAND PUMP), get a Utopia backrest, PCW clutch spring, join ventureriders.org, replace brake pads with EBC HH front and rear (flush brake fluid and use Prestone DOT 4 synthetic fluid), run seafoam through the gas tank, fresh plugs, fresh coolant, sync the carbs, have Rick Butler re-do your stock seat....install irridium plugs...can lower front end by raising forks up in triple tree 3/4 inch and they make a rear lowering kit...

      I had Ivan's jet kit, Barons nasty Boyz 4-2-4 exhaust and K&N filters and it ran hard and sounded nice
      LET'S RIDE

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      • #4
        Thanks for all the tips! I picked it up. Paid $2500. Fired right up and cleaned up nice. Starting with battery, fluids, and tires.

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        • Brad_G
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          Congrats!! I had looked at one before I bought my Road Star. I was surprised at how heavy it was coming off the side stand (first time on a bike of that size). But I'm sure rolling down the road that thing will ride like a dream.

      • #5
        Good find, congrats!

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        • #6
          Good color combo...saddlebag guards look tweaked?
          LET'S RIDE

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          • #7
            Dang, nice looking bike! I'll trade you for a RoadStar....

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            • #8
              Great find. Great price. Awesome bikes. My absolute favorite distance riding bike ever, and I have owned a lot of bikes in the past 55 years. I loved them so much, I owned 4 of them over the years. Only gave them up because the weight , especially 2 up, was getting to be too much for my old bones. You should have the carbs synced but it may be hard to find someone to do it. They usually need to be done twice a year. You could do it yourself . Once you do it the 1st time, it will only take you about 10 minutes from then on. I have a Morgan Carb Tune Pro that is basically brand new. Only used it a couple of times before I unexpectedly sold my last Venture. I am willing to let it go for a very reasonable price if you are interested.

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              • #9
                Ifn75Jona doesn't want carb sync tool I do...loaned mine to a friend over a year ago...haven't seen either since lol
                LET'S RIDE

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post
                  Ifn75Jona doesn't want carb sync tool I do...loaned mine to a friend over a year ago...haven't seen either since lol
                  Not a good friend!

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Shores View Post

                    Not a good friend!
                    I know. I synced all my stuff last year before I gave it to him so I haven't really had a need for it but notice it was still missing
                    LET'S RIDE

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                    • #12
                      Great find on that beautiful bike!

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                      • #13
                        I remember one guy five years ago had 330,000 plus miles on his with no rebuild of anything just maintenance. They really are bulletproof bikes
                        LET'S RIDE

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post
                          Good color combo...saddlebag guards look tweaked?
                          Yes they are. Sending you a message

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by grubsie View Post
                            Great find. Great price. Awesome bikes. My absolute favorite distance riding bike ever, and I have owned a lot of bikes in the past 55 years. I loved them so much, I owned 4 of them over the years. Only gave them up because the weight , especially 2 up, was getting to be too much for my old bones. You should have the carbs synced but it may be hard to find someone to do it. They usually need to be done twice a year. You could do it yourself . Once you do it the 1st time, it will only take you about 10 minutes from then on. I have a Morgan Carb Tune Pro that is basically brand new. Only used it a couple of times before I unexpectedly sold my last Venture. I am willing to let it go for a very reasonable price if you are interested.
                            Message sent

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                            • #16
                              Before you sync the carbs, make SURE you don't have a leaking intake boot first.
                              You've got 4 of them on a Royal Star & they're probably all original ... and oooold.
                              We see probably 4 of those in the shop every year for what the customer insists is in need of a carb sync.

                              Every one we've seen so far has had a cracked/leaking intake that once replaced cures the "out of sync" issue.
                              Yeah, if you're sucking air in a crack you'll be able to fix it by readjusting your A/F mixture but that lasts maybe a year before the leak grows big enough to need more 'fixing'.
                              Carbs don't go out of sync by themselves unless someone already got all Monkey Fisted with them.
                              ALL old bikes eventually get intake leaks.

                              Play the heavy odds & save yourself a lot of future fixes the bike never needed in the 1st place.

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                              • #17
                                Shop online for OEM Intake parts that fit your 2009 Yamaha ROYAL STAR VENTURE S (XVZ13TFSYC), search all our OEM Parts or call at (503) 669-2000

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                                • #18
                                  Yup, lots of parts to leak in the elaborate Royal Star intake setup.

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                                  • #19
                                    Originally posted by rrps18admnrsc View Post
                                    Before you sync the carbs, make SURE you don't have a leaking intake boot first.
                                    You've got 4 of them on a Royal Star & they're probably all original ... and oooold.
                                    We see probably 4 of those in the shop every year for what the customer insists is in need of a carb sync.

                                    Every one we've seen so far has had a cracked/leaking intake that once replaced cures the "out of sync" issue.
                                    Yeah, if you're sucking air in a crack you'll be able to fix it by readjusting your A/F mixture but that lasts maybe a year before the leak grows big enough to need more 'fixing'.
                                    Carbs don't go out of sync by themselves unless someone already got all Monkey Fisted with them.
                                    ALL old bikes eventually get intake leaks.

                                    Play the heavy odds & save yourself a lot of future fixes the bike never needed in the 1st place.
                                    can I properly inspect the intake boots without removing the carbs? From what I can see without removing the tank they appear to be in good shape.

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                                    • #20
                                      Get a can of starter fluid. Start the bike and spray around each boot 1 at a time. If there is a leak, the engine rpms will rise.

                                      http://www.howtomotorcyclerepair.com/Learn How-To Repair and Maintain your own Motorcycle!

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