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  • *2008 Roadstar Build

    Picked up a 2008 Yamaha Roadstar fuelie w/ 11K on it about 4 months ago, figured this is my 6th Roadstar so I wanted to do something different with it, especially since it is the FI model which is what I've been waiting for! My buddy will be building it up. I have almost all the parts so hopefully she'll get put together this winter!

    Here are the list of parts going on this build:
    Parts:
    2008 yamaha Roadstar XV17ATXL/C
    Dchopper bracket for HD bracket
    wheel spacers
    paint
    TKY Double Boox fairing kit
    power commander V
    Freedom true duals
    Heise HE-SHL703 headlight (w/ integrated turn signals; see link)
    One Touch Opening Saddlebag Latch Lids Hardware Cover Kit For Harley 2014-2019
    2019 stretched HD bags
    Fork springs
    Fork Emulator
    HD enforcer front wheel
    Mobile #1 5 qts
    K&N oil filter
    15w spectro fork oil
    fork seals
    brake away-cruise control and grips
    S&S Rear fender and light harness (run/stop/brake)
    led brake lights (custom Dynamics)
    Drivers backrest Z1R
    Z1R solo seat
    k&n air filter
    Kuryonynlicense plate holder
    Here she is:
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    Here are the Freedom pipes & K&N f ilter installed...the O2 sensor bung threads were messed up so they needed to be retapped. Also needed to modify the rear sensor to extend it. That is a pic of the old wiring harness taking the the ends from it...soldered and heat shrink connections.
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    • Lucky
      Lucky commented
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      I like that blue color!

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    Power commander V installed
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      HD Enforcer 19" installed

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      • D-Fresh
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        That front wheel totally transformed the looks of the bike, which is great looking! Nice! Are there any plans for the rear wheel?

      • jeckert
        jeckert commented
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        I'm going to hide it with bags...what's everyone else doing the rear wheel?

      • Rob in FL
        Rob in FL commented
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        Love the look of that front wheel

    • #5
      LOOKIN' GOOD! Whohoo!!!

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      • #6
        You may hear from others about that Power Commander... The stock processor can handle the mods, and others have had nothing but trouble when they tried one. I'm just sayin'!

        You'll no doubt get some input from others about that... Others?

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        • #7
          So, how does that Enforcer wheel mod work? Just add appropriate spacers? OR, do you change bearings, or use a different axle? Do the Harley rotors stay, and the Yami calipers fit right over? How does that all work? Is it a pretty clean and easy swap, or are there other critical details you must observe to get it right? I've not paid close attention, other than that alternate spacers do get used.

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          • #8
            Thanks!

            I've heard the horror stories of the fuel management systems, but I might throw it on a dyno when it's all done.
            As far as the Enforcer front wheel goes it needs wheel spacers from Smokescreens + caliper spacers (7&9mm shims). That's about it if you buy the Enforcer setup complete with rim/rotors/ bearings/ tire.

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            • #9
              I like where this is going.
              That front wheel is very nice!

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              • #10
                I would've gone with a 21" inch front wheel. Right now mines in the paint shop.

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                  Front pulley nut check ('08 RS = 90ft/lbs):
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                  • #12
                    What is a DCHOPPER bracket?

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                    • davej
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                      It is a set of brackets to mount Harley hard bags. He also makes a bracket to install a HD batwing fairing

                  • #13
                    That is a beautiful blue bike in the photo at the top of this page.

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Lucky View Post
                      What is a DCHOPPER bracket?
                      Dchopper brackets are to hold the Harley hard bags. BTW here is the new seat:
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                      • Rob in FL
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                        I love the diamond pattern looks awesome

                    • #15
                      May I ask if the backrest is adjustable front to back? If yes approximately how much adjustment is possible? I love my ed seat but haven’t found a proper fitting backrest I like. Also what seat did you go with? Thank you

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                      • #16
                        Originally posted by daveto View Post
                        May I ask if the backrest is adjustable front to back? If yes approximately how much adjustment is possible? I love my ed seat but haven’t found a proper fitting backrest I like. Also what seat did you go with? Thank you
                        Every seat is different and so is everyone's preference...so, I don't know if I will like this one! Guess I'll have to wait and see.

                        I went with a Z1R seat custom seat through S&S Cycle w/ EZ glide adjustable backrest. It can move a little, about 1"-2" max adjustment (without seeing it).

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                            • #19
                              Fantastic! I love what you are doing. Keep the pictures coming.

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                              • #20
                                Looks great and really love that seat!

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