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    Hi everyone. I just picked up a pretty sweet 05 Silverado and today's safety inspection revealed the need for a complete round of brake pads and a rear rotor to certify. While looking for prices and options I came across your little corner of the web. I thought that I should join up and learn from the experiences of others. I spent 25 years as lead technician in the automotive biz and can pretty much repair or build anything, but I appreciate the value of knowledge obtained shorthand. I hope that once I start rolling up the,actual miles (US bike imported to Canada) beyond the current 32000 I can offer my own support to others. The bike is stock other than Mustang bags and seat and an air breather that was likely changed without a rejet due to the occasional lean pop and flat spot in the throttle. I've had a chance to put on a little over 700 miles and I love it! It's got the random tapping valve train noise, but I've researched it and am not concerned. I'll check things out myself and document my results for posting. It runs great now and earplugs make it disappear completely...
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    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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      from Moncton NB

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

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          Chambersburg, Pa

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            From The Oregon Coast

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                rEPRESENTING sCORPION gULCH, aRIZONA.

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                  From Plano Texas.

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                      From Spring Branch, Texas
                      2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                          Another doctor in the clinic. Cool. Feels safer with you and Doc_V keeping an eye on things.

                          Or is it actually Julius Irving?! Even cooler!

                          Welcome!

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                            Might want to keep an eye out for SVS on your '05...

                            https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...ring-correctly

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                              from Solon, IA. Sounds like you picked up a nice ride. The '05 and up have the stronger charging system. I just did both front and rear brakes on my '08 and I presume it's the same. A simple pad change is a pretty easy job. If you pull the rear wheel/axle to replace the rotor check here first as there have been a few things in the service manual that appear a misprint. The axle nut torque I believe is one of them.

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                                Use factory rear rotor... EBC organic pads on rear HH pads up front.... Prestone DOT 4 synthetic brake fluid front and rear...

                                Stock NGK plugs
                                Easy to pull car and Inspect needle and jets... We have proper jetting/parts info to make it perfect

                                If AIS is not yet removed, do that (you tube videos and info here)

                                Check/change transfer case Oil and engine oil/filter... Fuel filter
                                Makensure crankcase breather hose on rear cylinder is routed correctly and not pinched (straight down under frame is good)

                                Run some Seafoam through a couple tanks (5 oz. per fill up)

                                Pics? What kind of exhaust?

                                You will get every ounce of knowledge available on these bikes from this forum. Best place to be if you own a Road Star.

                                LET'S RIDE

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                                  from EL Paso, TX

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                                    from Ontario, Canada
                                    "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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                                        Welcome from Ohio
                                        "There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer."
                                        Chris, 2004 Roadstar Silverado

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