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  • New guy....with big dreams.

    Hello everybody. Thanks for the add. I joined this forum with the hopes of meeting like minded folks and gaining some insight into what I am about to embark on....Customizing my 2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado. I figured i should start with the engine, mostly because of the complexity of it. I have learned that if I want to ass some HP, at a minimum, get a Fuel management system..(recommendations. anyone?), an exhaust system.( Road Burners from Craiglist), and an Air Intake setup. (Considering Baron or Krator).

    Please feel free to offer your experience or advice.

    I appreciate you all.
    Here's my girl, her name is Riley.

  • #2
    from here in East Texas. Definitely the place for advice and help with working on these bikes. I've had mine for awhile now and love it pretty much the way it is. But hey, that's me.
    "Do or do not, there is no try."

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    • Always Smiling
      Always Smiling commented
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      Thanks for the welcome. These forums are a real game changer!

  • #3
    You’ve been warned. Don’t waste your money. You don’t need a fuel processor for a fuelie and will likely have problems getting one to run right. Most who’ve tried have removed them. The stock ECU will adjust just fine with aftermarket intake and exhaust. The Roadstar is a torque tractor, not a high performance machine. A carbonated model is the only one you would be able to tweek even a little more HP out of. Read this entire thread below and report back for the 250 question exam.

    https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...ion-facts-tips

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    • Always Smiling
      Always Smiling commented
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      Look at that. I've been on here a whopping 20 minutes and I already have advice. I'll report back with questions or snide remarks, depending on my level of comprehension. Thanks again, Shores!

    • Brad_G
      Brad_G commented
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      And he saved you some $$. But don't be fooled....we'll find other ways for you to part with that!

    • Always Smiling
      Always Smiling commented
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      Well said, Brad_G. I have not purchased any fuel management systems.

  • #4
    from Franklin, IN.

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    • #5
      from Nebraska

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      • Always Smiling
        Always Smiling commented
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        What the hell is that? One of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

      • D-Fresh
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        That's what you call a fiery burnout! Very cool too i might add. ;-P

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      • #7
        from the Oregon Coast......this forum is great with a lot of helpful, knowledgeable people. I’ve done several things that I would not have attempted until I joined here.

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        • Always Smiling
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          Thanks, I had a feeling it was a smart move. ....I've already saved like $500 bucks.

      • #8
        from SE Mi. like posted above if you only want pipes and intake the computer can adjust for that by itself. and the rodie motor is a big torque monster by design so you will never get big hp out of it but you can get some if you really want to pay for it. you can do a big bore kit and bump up to 110ci and do ported heads, intake and cam but that will certainly need the new computer but so far i have not seen anyone having luck with them. but most of us are not trained on how to tune a fuel injected fuel map system either.

        found a guy selling a brand nee speed star intake for your bike for peanuts. ebay item number 183587210453

        my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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        • Always Smiling
          Always Smiling commented
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          Thanks for the insight. BTW, How would that particular part help my bike's performance?

        • Bikerron
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          It won’t. SpeedStar came out with a bunch of add-ons for the FI. Ten years ago. The market has dried up. Some parts included a bigger throttle body, cams, etc. Just can’t find them anymore. The throttle bodies and manifolds are old stock someone is trying to dump on the unsuspecting.

      • #9
        From Madera,Ca.

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      • #10
        from Moncton NB Canada. Nice bike! Have fun making it your own and no use guarding your wallet these guys get in it no matter what!

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        • Always Smiling
          Always Smiling commented
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          How is it in Canada? I see tons of people riding quite a bit, but you know, I assume it's always cold and snowy up there?

        • Jclevesque
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          Lol yeah we ride when not snowing. My bikes have been put away since early October but have been working on them. It is -8 degrees celsius today and snow. Going snowboarding on the weekend with my son. Gotta do something before April lol! This year has been unusual. We had a late summer and no fall went right into winter. I can usually getrides in Oct, Nov and Dec but not this year. Real wet, cold, snow and crap all since Canadian thanksgiving.

        • Always Smiling
          Always Smiling commented
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          Yikes! Well let's hope that it clears up a bit for ya. I know how much a long winter can grind your gears...so to speak.

      • #11
        from SC

        Your old lady must be a real hard ass to ride on the back without a seat!

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        • Always Smiling
          Always Smiling commented
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          That's funny. Although she's so badass, she rides her own bike! (She's also from South Africa)...those Dutch ladies are tough as nails.

      • #12
        from Pittsburgh, Pa. There are a bunch of great people here who will help with anything you need, including spending your money.

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        • #13
          from Solon, IA. Enjoy your ride and have fun tweaking it out like you want.

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          • #14
            from Dallas
            Peace,
            Baron Wilhelm Gustav von Schmidt III
            (But you can call me Joe)

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            • #15
              Thanks everybody! Here are the items that I have purchased thus far.
              Road Burner Exhaust 3" Black Ceramic straight pipes. (Found on Craigslist for $150)
              Krator High Air flow kit (Found on Amazon for $9.70, after credit with them)
              No School Choppers !" Black Z bars. ($140)

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              • #16
                Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona. +1 on the Fuel computer. There are countless horror stories on here about them.

                You stole those pipes, but, do they have the 02 bungs welded in? If not you can always sell them here. I read in your profile you have an interest in music. Feel free to participate in our RSC Rock and Country Music Challenge(s)


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                • Always Smiling
                  Always Smiling commented
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                  Thanks again.
                  I'll keep posting the progress with pix and questions/ concerns as it develops. It's been terribly cold out here as of late...just waiting on a few more parts before I tear into it.
                  Any posts on here about BODY WORK? (Removing tail lights, filling holes with bondo, etc etc?)

                • Always Smiling
                  Always Smiling commented
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                  Pobastard, Where can I learn about the rock and country music challenge?

                • Father Pobasturd
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                  Just look to your left in the Latest Posts Column at the top of this page and you'll find them, start with Rock as it has the "instructions". Or look in the "Non-Motorcycle Topics" section of the Forum.
                  Last edited by Father Pobasturd; 01-04-2019, 01:33 AM. Reason: They are a portion for foxes.

              • #17
                From over crowded and overpriced California. You've come to the right place. Sound like you got a hell of a deal on those pipes and intake. The Z bars sound cool, better post a photo when you get it all set up.

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              • #18
                from Sturgis Mi

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                • #19
                  from Athens, Ga.
                  I have a '00 R/S hotrod & an '04 R/S long-distance scooter.
                  The '00 is a hoot to ride & I still enjoy spanking Superglides & FXRs on the streets & back roads of beautiful N/E Georgia. The '04 is mostly stock (BAK , rejetted carb, & straight pipes) & is my "escape vehicle".
                  I also have an '06 Stratoliner (injected 113 cu, in.). I put a glass pack muffler on it & I'm not planning any other mods...it's just right (like Baby Bear's porridge) just the way it is.
                  The carb'ed motors on my R/S's are real stout motors & perform very well & I love the injected motor on the Strat. Nice flat power surge from bottom to top.
                  Hope your scooter turns out just like you like it. Keep us in the loop as the tweeks take shape.
                  I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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                  • #20
                    From Danville, NH

                    Originally posted by Always Smiling View Post
                    Road Burner Exhaust 3" Black Ceramic straight pipes. (Found on Craigslist for $150)($140)
                    Great buy on the pipes. "Father Pobastard is right about the pipe and the bungs. Your bike is fuel injected so there is an O2 sensor in each one of the exhaust pipes. If the pipes you bought don't have bungs for the O2 sensors, you will have to either get the bungs welded in the proper locations or, if you can't locate the bungs, you will have to remove one of the O2 sensors and go to the hardware store and find the thickest nuts you can find that will thread onto the O2 sensor that can be welded onto the the exhaust pipes instead of bungs.. The thing you want is for the tip of the sensor to only extend into the pipes no more than 1/8". The thread size needed is 10mm but I can't remember the pitch.

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                    • Always Smiling
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                      Fascinating. I will try to identify how I can do that properly. I appreciate the input. Shit, this is getting interesting.

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