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  • Hello from Indianapolis, Indiana

    New to this forum but not motorcycling. Recently acquired a 03 Road Star. A buddy of mine messaged me saying he didn't want to fix it or sell it and deal with people. So I went and picked it up and spent the next week convincing my wife I actually got this bike for free. Guess I've used the "I got this for cheap" excuse too much. It is a mandatory phrase for marriage and collecting toys. I'm normally an adventure style (12 BMW F650gs) and a dual sport rider (Yamaha wr250r) but was also a motor cop for 2 years before leaving big city policing for sanity so I'm familiar with cruiser riding too.
    This bike had been sitting with gas on for about 6 years so a battery, the tank cleaned out and derusted, and a carb clean in immediate need. Waiting on a correct sized fuel petcock and it should fire right up. It still has original tires on it too so those will need replaced.

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    best to get an OEM petcock or better yet get Duke's modified petcock (higher flow with built in visible filter) on this forum. Don't get one of the cheap eBay $10 units they are junk.Don't be surprised if your fuel filter is bad as well as possibly the fuel pump from sitting that long with gas in it. Would be a good idea to remove the fuel hose and lines and flush those out separately as well. There is an inlet filter screen on the carburetor elbow as well as filter screens on the petcock that would have to be cleaned and inspected also besides the inline fuel filter. I'm up north of you in Avilla, Indiana which is just 15 north of Fort Wayne.

    Looks like a nice clean original Roadstar other than Kuryakyn Isogrips and Lindy Crash Bar.
    LET'S RIDE

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        Love the color combo! Welcome!

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          From Spring Branch, Texas
          2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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            From The Oregon Coast………

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              from Solon, IA

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                Hello from up north , a Notre Dame neighbor .

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                  Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona.

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

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                      From the dry side of Washington!

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                        from Ontario, Canada.
                        "Dont ride faster than your angels can fly"

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                          from EL Paso, TX

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                            Great colour! Welcome.

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                              from Athens, Georgia.
                              Enjoy the ride !!
                              I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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                                Welcome from Leesburg, VA.
                                Go ahead, I dare ya.

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