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  • New to the Forum, first Road Star

    Hello Road Star owner, lovers etc.

    I'm from upper central part of the Ozarks, and I been thinking about a Road Star for several years now, found and put some money on a low mileage, 2009 silver R* Silverado.. its been lowered,( but I don't know what means they used and I like to figure that out) I been an owner of many large and even larger bikes than my now 09 R*, models: 1981 Honda CX500, Yamaha 650 Maxim, Yamaha Vision 550, 1950 Harley D Panhead, Yamaha 920 Virago, Honda VTX 1300, Triumph Thunderbird 1600, Yamaha Stratoliners (2 of those) Honda Goldwing F6B, Yamaha V-Star 1300, Honda Rune, a and I still have my 2021 Harley Street Glide in the stable which the R* sits next to.. Of all the bikes I have had the longest is the Stratoliner(s).. I planned to sell my last 3 bikes and buy a 2021, which I did, and focus just on it, but looked kinda lonely in my garage.. and I still like to show and prove to my harley buds that I'm a still not a HD koolaid drinker, I ran across this unwanted low mileage 09 R* and thought that's it.. so here I am..other than Cobra Dragsters and being lowered, I believe it to be stock (but dang sure sounds like its got a spicer cam in the works) I havent rode it but a couple miles.. and I can tell you one thing I like about it over the Stratoliner is that I dont hear a extremely loud alternator whine like on the Strat.. That really annoyed me.. But of all the road bikes I had.. the biggest surprise was from the Yamaha V-1300.. I tell you for vee twin.. that engine and power train was phenomenal, perfectly match, no ulgy vibration at any rpm range, infact it was just as smooth at my goldwings and Rune, and if you didnt load it down, there was not stock Stratoliner would leave you behind, and I believe the V-star 1300 even had the Stratoliner in the top speed by a couple mph. Now other than too weak suspension, the V-Star was a big surprise. So here i am, got any questions about those bikes, I'll be happy to share what I know or remember..lol I will have questions about this R* model, If I can find the answers with a simple search

    Brian

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    You can get rid of the stator growl on the Liner with a different stator. Its abkut $100 on ebay...i can get you the link if you like. The stater growl is more noticeable when you replace any incandescent lights with LED lights.

    Vstar1300 is quite a bit slower than a Liner stock for stock but faster than a Road Star for sure. I think you'll really like the roadstar it is a more classically styled V twin than the V star or the liner for sure. I know my rRoadliner with Ivan's Flash, K and N air filter and Cobra long shots goes over a 140 miles an hour GPS and has beaten more than one Vstar 1300 by quite a bit.

    I just got a 2008 fuel injected road star that has Cobra drag short pipes. They have full baffles but are plenty loud lol.

    LET'S RIDE

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    • #3
      from Solon, IA.

      An unwanted low mileage bike. Sounds like you picked it up for a good price.

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      • Roadhorsen
        Roadhorsen commented
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        Yea, I think so, 4200 miles on it,, but it needs a new battery, and tires. The tires are originals

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      From Spring Branch, Texas
      2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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      • #5
        From Northern Iowa
        With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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        • #6
          from Texarkana, in the Arklatex. I also ride a 09 fuelie

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          • #7
            Thanks but The stator growl is ok on this 09 Road Star, .. i didn't see on his website where Ivan had update flashesfor the FI 1700 Road Stars..? .i guess.ill need to jump into the clinics other topic folders to get into some other questions

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            • #8
              From Oregon……you’ll come to your senses and get rid of that Harley……lol…..

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              • Roadhorsen
                Roadhorsen commented
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                Been many of years before Harley had a model that I thought I would try.. well see how it goes. But I did want electronic cruise, 6 speed and a batwing on my next new bike, and I wasnt quite sold on the Indian bikes just yet.

            • #9
              Originally posted by Roadhorsen View Post
              Thanks but The stator growl is ok on this 09 Road Star, .. i didn't see on his website where Ivan had update flashesfor the FI 1700 Road Stars..? .i guess.ill need to jump into the clinics other topic folders to get into some other questions
              I was referring to the stator growl on your liner....I PM'd you the info on the ine that cured mine. Also I also Ivan makes the Flash for the liner but does not make anything for fuel injected roadstar. I think he can but hasnt had access to one to work with.
              LET'S RIDE

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Roadhorsen View Post
                Thanks but The stator growl is ok on this 09 Road Star, .. i didn't see on his website where Ivan had update flashesfor the FI 1700 Road Stars..? .i guess.ill need to jump into the clinics other topic folders to get into some other questions
                The ECU on fi road stars are not remappable. And don't even think about adding an aftermarket ecu. The OEM one will adjust fine for intake and exhaust mods.

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                  • #12
                    Howdey Roadhorsen , Not sure where the upper middle is in the OZARKS , I'm in the bottom middle at Tablerock Lake. Kimberling City area . I'm getting my second '01 Star together , after killing my '05 1700 which I got after my '02 . Yup , 3 1600's and 1 1700 ! I really fit the Roadstars ! We should meet .

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                    • Roadhorsen
                      Roadhorsen commented
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                      Yea, when I get new rubber, and battery.. Battery should be here next week, but havent yet picked and ordered a tire set yet.. still trying to research that.. I prefer a longer lasting tire over magical grip. I'm up in the Rolla Mo area

                  • #13
                    Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona

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                    • Roadhorsen
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                      Nice ride.. I was born in Az.

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                    from Ontario, Canada. Click image for larger version

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                    "Don't ride faster than your angel can fly"

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                    • #15
                      Originally posted by Horsehammerr View Post
                      Howdey Roadhorsen , Not sure where the upper middle is in the OZARKS , I'm in the bottom middle at Tablerock Lake. Kimberling City area . I'm getting my second '01 Star together , after killing my '05 1700 which I got after my '02 . Yup , 3 1600's and 1 1700 ! I really fit the Roadstars ! We should meet .
                      Hey Horsehammerr, I am planning on attending the Steelhorse Rally in Ft. Smith, Arkansas if I am able to ride. I have a surgery scheduled on my knee in a little over 2 weeks and hopefully I can get the bike off of the kickstand. If I make it, I am usually hanging out on the northern end of Garrison a handful of blocks off of the river on the SW side of the street. It's a solid 3.5 hour ride from home so will spend at least one evening and most of a day up there, subject to change.

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                      • Horsehammerr
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                        Sounds like a great trip , but WOW , I'm in just about the same boat . I've got two knees and maybe both shoulders trying to quit on me . I'm not due for Dr. work until April 26. I gotta wait .

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                      from EL Paso, TX

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                      • #17
                        Go with the Michelin Commander III’s. Not sure you’ll find a longer lasting tire unless you go Darkside. Plus it’s a good handling tire as well.

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                        • Roadhorsen
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                          I'll look in to them, thanks

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                        From a few places in the PNW just below The Great White North of Canada.

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