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    So glad I stumbled upon this site. Thank you to whomever created it and letting me become a member. Looks like an awesome place to hang out, learn, and meet. As for me, 63 year old , married 41 years, father of 2 boys, 8 grandchildren, ( 4 boys, 4 girls). Born up in Vermont, been in Virginia past 30 years. Riding off and on since 18, mostly off. But my pals talked me into riding again, so I recently purchased a 2007 Road Star Silverado 1700 and love it, but am looking to upgrade the stock exhaust. As for the ride, if I can figure out how to upload pic's, will do. But to me, its a beauty, only 6500 miles, paid 4 grand for it. best 4 grand I have ever spent. Practically mint condition, I am blessed, looking forward to do some riding again, and spend a bunch of time here as well. Thank you, God Bless !!!

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    Last edited by Va. 63 Roadie; 04-06-2021, 05:26 PM. Reason: Well, thought I would share a few pics of my new ride. Took awhile to figure it out, hope there are actually photos showing when I am done.

  • #2
    Got a great year... Last carb model.. Simple... Bulletproof....

    When upgrading exhaust might as well jet carb and throw on a better aircleaner/filter and also delete the AIS and go pumpless....

    Will be less weight and complexity, faster, more torque, more efficient, more reliable and not cost much at all.
    LET'S RIDE

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    • #3
      from Solon, IA. You'll enjoy that ride for many many miles.

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      • #4
        Welcome! Wow, that bike is barely broken in. Nice. God bless and keep the shiny side up.

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          • #6
            From Plano Texas.

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            • #7
              From Northern Iowa
              With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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              • #8


                From Spring Branch,Texas
                2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                • #9
                  Look up Roadwing rear shocks. It is a Goldwing rear shock adapted to the Roadstar. Should of been my first mod. Best one out of them all rides way better with it. JC

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                  • #10
                    Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona.

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                    • #11
                      From Puyallup, WA. Read this entire thread below and report back in 3 days for the 250 question exam.

                      https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...s-should-check

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                      • #12
                        Looking for help making a decision. Road Star 1700cc 2007 carb Cobra pipes, dyno jets, now the fuel / air ratio is set to more gas vs air, starting the bike can't use choke and a takes a bit more...I am thinking instead of increasing air flow (carb screw) to instead install one of those spiked air intakes - any thoughts from experience? (currently has the stock air box)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Roadie2007 View Post
                          Looking for help making a decision. Road Star 1700cc 2007 carb Cobra pipes, dyno jets, now the fuel / air ratio is set to more gas vs air, starting the bike can't use choke and a takes a bit more...I am thinking instead of increasing air flow (carb screw) to instead install one of those spiked air intakes - any thoughts from experience? (currently has the stock air box)
                          You need to start a new thread with a descriptive title of what you need assistance with or you likely won't get a lot of viewers.. This thread was an introduction of a new member.

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                          • #14
                            from EL Paso, TX

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                            • #15
                              Honestly can't figure out how to start a conversation...I will keep looking

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Roadie2007 View Post
                                Honestly can't figure out how to start a conversation...I will keep looking
                                Click on the word Forum at the top of the page. Then scroll down under Technical and select the appropriate category, then select New Topic and away you go.

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                                • #17
                                  Va.63 I've got the same year and color scheme R* but on the opposite end of the mileage spectrum. Bought it last fall with 99000 miles on it. I found a brand new set of Hard Chrome 2 3/4 pipes on Ebay from a bike shop in Quebec for $500 . They where new old stock. They sound great and seem to work well with the stage 1 Dynojet kit that I put when I installed the pipes. Used the DJ175 main jet with the clip on the 4 groove of the needle. Welcome to the site and know the info here is invaluable. It has allowed me to fix multiple little issues I've found, the most important being the Barnett pressure plate upgrade for an occasionally slipping clutch. They are great biles and a joy to ride.
                                  Sparky

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                                  • #18
                                    From Madera,Ca. I have an 07 too.

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                                    • #19
                                      Nice looking bike. from Sweet Home, Oregon
                                      It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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                                      • #20
                                        From beautiful Burketon, Ontario. That id=s a sharp looking bike, enjoy! Ace

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