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  • Greetings from SoCal

    Hi everyone,

    I'm joining this forum in hopes to familiarize myself with ownership of Road Stars while I'm actively looking to buy a 1600 or 1700.

    I've ridden all my life and currently own and ride a Harley, but I've had my eye on the big Road Stars for a couple of years now.

    Looking forward to learning from you and hope to join you in the joy of owning one soon

    Thanks,
    Mark

    Shiny Side ⬆︎ Rubber Side ⬇︎

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    Welcome from Sweden

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      Thank you, Andreas.

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    Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona. The 1700's 2005 and up have stronger charging systems. It is rumored the 2007 is the best year model for the carburated bikes. After '07 they are all fuel injected. Other than that, there are minor differences between the years. Nothing wrong with a 1600, but if you like extra lights, fairings and the like, look for a 1700. I got my 2006 for $2500.00. That was 5 years ago and it still runs great. Zero issues with it so far with 58K on the clock. Some members here have logged over 200,000 miles on the original cylinders and bottom end and are still riding them. Watch Craigslist for good deals, but have the cash handy and be ready to jump when you find one.

    I have an H-D also, well, it's my wife's, but I also rode them for years and I'm responsible for the upkeep on hers. She has a Fatboy with all the goodies. Delkron cases, Axtell cylinders, Crane ECM, Mikuni HSR42 carburetor to name a few. 4 months ago we put an entire new Compu-Fire charging system in it. It's not charging..again. I tried to love H-D, I just never got any love in return. I will never go back, as the Road Star is far superior in every aspect. If you find a good one, you'll see for yourself.













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      Thank you for the really helpful info, great pictures and welcome! I understand what you mean about not getting back the love

      Really appreciate all the input. Stay safe!

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      Thank you! Great sketch, by the way!

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    Welcome. Read this below.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/30730...s-hank-berrien
    “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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      Thank you!

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    from Pittsburgh, Pa

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      Thank you

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    From Ohio. You'll love the Roadstar. Never owned a Harley but I have ridden several. Not that they aren't nice but when I look at what you get per dollar between the two, I bought the Roadstar .






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

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      Welcome. From south east michigan. The roadie is a great cruiser that will last forever. A few spots on them are lacking on them but all the weak areas are easily remedied.
      clutch spring is on the weak side
      And suspension is on the very soft side...

      Those are my biggest complaints
      my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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        Thank you for the welcome and the tips. Appreciate it

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

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        Thank you

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      from Conway, SC

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        Thank you

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      from beautiful Burketon Station, Ontario

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      • #12

        From the thriving Metropolis of Airlie, Oregon!

        The roadstar is a fantastic bike! I'm starting on my 3rd year with my 2000 and while it is no hot rod, it gets around just fine. My only gripe as others will mention is the weak suspension. get a Roadwing, and swap out the front springs for Racetech and their Gold Valve emulators and it will be a solid ride. there is not a lot of performance parts available, but you don't really need it either. Let it breathe easier with a big air kit and 2 into one pipes and it should bring smiles All this for thousands of dollars less than a Harley!

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

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          Thank you for the welcome and the tips

      • #13
        from Athens, Georgia.
        You'll never regret buying & riding a R/S.
        I have a '00 Street Bruiser & an '04 long distance cruiser. Love 'em both !
        I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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          Thank you

      • #14
        from East Texas! I can say I did own a Harley,,,, a Z90!! Took the engine and put it in a min-bike frame. Best summer ever!1 LOL And I did buy my last bike, a 99 Intruder from a Harley dealer in Goldsboro, NC. Definitely you will love a Roadstar. Best of all road bikes I've ever owned.
        "Do or do not, there is no try."

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          Thank you

      • #15
        Originally posted by FDRUCaptain View Post
        From Ohio. You'll love the Roadstar. Never owned a Harley but I have ridden several. Not that they aren't nice but when I look at what you get per dollar between the two, I bought the Roadstar .
        Agreed, more value to the dollar is exactly what has moved me in this direction. Beautiful RS by the way.

        Shiny Side ⬆︎ Rubber Side ⬇︎

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      • #16
        Originally posted by Mark_N View Post
        Thank you!
        I gave you the wrong link. Here is the correct one.

        https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...s-should-check
        “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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          LOL, I was going to ask how you knew that I liked guns

      • #17
        Welcome Mark, you've made the right choice. I bought my first Roadstar because I couldn't afford a Harley at the time. I bought my second Roadstar because it was the better choice.

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          Thanks, and I can imagine myself following in your steps as well

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        from Hollister Ca

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        • Mark_N
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          Thank you! Glad to be here.

      • #19
        From Plano Texas.

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        • Mark_N
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          Thank you for the welcome!

      • #20
        I am now officially a proud and HAPPY RS owner. Just picked up a 2006 Midnight that is immaculate, has the aftermarket extras I wanted and was extremely well taken care of. The 90 mile trek home was a wonderful introduction to the bike. Absolutely LOVE it! Pictures to come. (Now I just need to sell my Harley).

        Shiny Side ⬆︎ Rubber Side ⬇︎

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