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  • Howdy from Minnesota!

    Hey all, pleasure to find this site and am amazed at what a great bunch of users that are on here! Rare to find a site where the good people jump right off the map and make you feel welcome and that are incredibly willing to help with tech and non tech stuff!

    I am an older guy, been around bikes all my life. Got out of the Navy in 81, bought a Sportster and rode it from LA to Daytona Beach. I can't begin to tell you how sick I was of that bike as early as New Mexico, but I was absolutely rotten sick of riding in the sandstorms when I got to West Texas. I was about six feet tall when I left LA and I was about 5'10 when I got to Florida! Holy crap I was dumb...I thought a Harley would be all I needed, no one told me that an FLT or FLH was a completely different bird suspensionwise! The bike I rode 2500 miles would be great for bar hopping but NOT for cross country trips.

    Enough about "those bikes" and onto a new era in my life, JYAVP17's! These 1700cc Yamaha Road Stars are an amazing machine and I won't lie, in my book, for the money they are worth far more than they are charging for them! I love my bike, its an 04, lowered, simple improvements and it sure has all the power I will ever need at this age.

    Speaking of JYAVP, does that cover all the Road Stars or is that just one small group or model of the 1700cc?

    Thanks to those of you that put all the work and time into building this site! I appreciate it and hope to become a regular here!


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      from Ohio. Also on an '04. I've heard of XV1700....but not the description you gave.

      Anyway, you found a great place with great people. Anything you need to know, someone here probably knows. Lol.

      Oh yeah, hide your wallet.....these guys are great at spending others money .






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

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        From North Florida, and I too have been around bike's for some time, first was a 1962 MV Agusta 83cc four stoke when I was 16.
        John

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          Oh sure. Put us on the spot.

          from the skinny west end of Florida.

          The RoadStars span 3 different versions.
          99-03 1600cc carbed
          04-07 1700cc carbed
          08 thru 2014??? I think was the last year. This last category is 1700cc Fuel Injected.

          Yamaha made changes to each version, although some parts will readily fit other year bikes. Generally, all the changes were for the better. 04 was when the motor size increased, but the bike is still running the older stator and regulator, which tends to be a bit under sized for those who load their bikes up with lots of electrical stuff.

          As far as the letters and what they mean, they specify the model, year, and style of bike etc.. There is a breakdown around somewhere that may get posted.

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          • #6
            Howdy from Athens, Georgia.
            Cross-country on a Sporty ? Holy crap !!
            The more you ride your R/S, the more you'll love it.
            Enjoy the ride !!
            I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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            • #7
              from Dallas
              Peace,
              Baron Wilhelm Gustav von Schmidt III
              (But you can call me Joe)

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                from Conway, SC.

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                  From Nebraska

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                    Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona.





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                      From Plano Texas.

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                      • #12
                        where in MN are u from?

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                          Toronto Canada

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                            from Solon, IA

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                              from Illinois

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                                From Iowa

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Chico View Post
                                  where in MN are u from?
                                  howdy! just about 2 hours north of Metro in central MN.

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                                    From Airlie, Oregon!

                                    2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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