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    I just bought a 2009 Road Star yesterday (still at the dealership because Mother Nature and Old Man Winter can't decide who is going to be in charge here in northern Iowa). It's the first bike over 1,000 cc that I've ever owned. The first couple were around the 600's. My Yamaha history is a 2000 VStar 650 Classic, then on to the 2009 VStar 950 Tourer (first brand new vehicle I've ever owned), and now the Roadie. I've been very happy with the fit and finish of the Yamaha line. The 950 has done everything I've ever asked it to do and never left me broken down anywhere. Aside from a couple maintenance issues (my own fault), the bike has been awesome. It's even done a great job of pulling a trailer. I just felt it was time to step up to the big leagues and get a bigger bike. Besides, the deal was pretty good. Now I move on to the stage of customizing to make it mine. I look forward to many conversations within this forum.

    Dave
    Dave in Iowa
    FaceBook/jdmccoy72

    '09 Road Star
    '09 VStar 950T

  • #2
    From Northeast Nebraska. That's a great bike! You're gonna love it!

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    • IADave
      IADave commented
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      I sure hope I do.
      I've loved my other Yamahas so I don't know why I wouldn't love this one.
      I'm anxious to start the process of "making it mine"

  • #3


    From the far far west end of Florida where it’s gonna storm today, but not snow.

    Those with the FI Roadies have lots of love for their reliability.

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    • IADave
      IADave commented
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      I'd have taken the stormy rains over the thunder snow that we got here.
      Rain, then sleet and ice, then snow piled on top. I've had enough.
      Mother Nature and Old Man Winter gotta stop this drunken brawl!

  • #4
    From Puyallup, WA. Power to the fuelies!

    “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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      • #6
        from your Northern neighbor in Crystal, MN!

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        • IADave
          IADave commented
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          How much snow did you get hammered with?
          Only got a few more inches in north central Iowa.

        • RockStar
          RockStar commented
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          We got about 18"... mostly gone now... Was actually able to et out and ride last weekend for the 1st time!

      • #7

        You've come to the right place.

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        • #8
          from Sunny SC!!

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          • #9
            from North Florida.
            John

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            • #10


              The ‘09, red Road Star was the best made.

              I have one, too!



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              • IADave
                IADave commented
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                I've always been partial to black, but something about this red just had me hooked.
                I spent the better part of the day at the dealership last summer during their open house.
                The wife and I were set up for the motorcycling magazine we work for.
                The bike sat right in front of me all day long and I had to listen to it call my name.
                I talked myself out of it then. But I was in there last weekend, because of the magazine, again.
                I asked about it. They still have it sitting in storage. We discussed pricing and made a better deal.
                The banking gods decided to smile down upon me and I got the loan... and a new bike.

                And if you're interested, the magazine is Thunder Roads Magazine of Iowa.
                http://www.thunderroadsiowa.com

            • #11
              from Ohio. You won't find any better guys or advice than what's here in this forum.






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

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              • IADave
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                I've already found tons of info that I'm sure I'll find useful.

            • #12
              Originally posted by FDRUCaptain View Post
              from Ohio. You won't find any better guys or advice than what's here in this forum.
              We’ll even show you how to dust off that credit card, too.




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              • FDRUCaptain
                FDRUCaptain commented
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                Mine never seems to sit long enough to get dusty?!?

              • IADave
                IADave commented
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                I don't have a credit card anymore. Those things get me into trouble.
                If I don't have the cash available to accessories, I don't buy them.
                Right now I'm selling off all the accessories from my 950, then I'll sell the bike.
                Once I have the new accessories for the roadie, I'll put anything extra towards the loan.

                Maybe.

            • #13
              From Scorpion Gulch, Arizona.



              Last edited by Father Pobasturd; 04-14-2018, 07:45 PM. Reason: GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY

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              • #14


                From Plano Texas.

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                • #15
                  from Solon, IA

                  LOVE my 08 FI Roadie.

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                  • Brad_G
                    Brad_G commented
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                    I'm a native but it doesn't ring a bell. Hmmmm......

                  • IADave
                    IADave commented
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                    Bill & Cindy Smith
                    Friends of mine that I met at the Conesville bike rally.

                  • Brad_G
                    Brad_G commented
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                    Ahh....Sweet William! He was a friend of someone I went to HS with. So I know who he is. Been many years since I've talked to him.

                • #16
                  from Gerogia

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                  • #17
                    from Albany, Oregon. Get ready to spend some bike bucks, it's addicting.
                    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

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                    • #18
                      Thanks for all the greetings. I look forward to many discussions.

                      Do any of you ever do meet and greets of forum members?
                      Dave in Iowa
                      FaceBook/jdmccoy72

                      '09 Road Star
                      '09 VStar 950T

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                      • Brad_G
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                        I've only been here a short while and most that have been talked about are pretty far from me. There was talk of doing one at Rock River Powersports (our site sponsor) that I was kind of excited about. There is a Meet topic on this forum.

                    • #19
                      from Dibble, Oklahoma lots of info available here as well as good people

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                      • #20
                        from Conway, SC

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