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  • Overkill jones
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    Originally posted by SKWEARpeg View Post
    The Roadwing upgrade was/is really popular on the Forum. It makes a world of difference in how the bike handles. .
    Did you put a springer front end on your bike?

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  • ryanjam
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    This article is just what I was looking , just got bike ,06 midnight star ,last summer and did not know about 4 qt oil fill, cant find the 20w-40 so I will definitely change out to the 20w-50 Mobil 1 v twin oil. Sticking with the Yamaha stock filter though.

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  • MikeyC
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    Ah,, thank you, luckily that is not my issue.

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  • SKWEARpeg
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    The Roadwing upgrade was/is really popular on the Forum. It makes a world of difference in how the bike handles. Especially, when upgrading the front springs/dampers also. I'm still running the stock rear dampers on both of my bikes, but seldom if ever ride two up. I have however, upgraded the stock springs. I'm running the big red Eibach on the Hack, and a Progressive Spring on my Springer. Japanese products seem to be notoriously under sprung. I have a 2000 Miata, that is in dire need of better springs. I spent all my fun money on my bikes, and don't have any for the little Roadster.
    The Roadwing shock, uses a much improved damper and spring, and has an adjustable ride as far as stiffness goes.

    Keep in mind, you can adjust the rear spring to max preload. An absolute must, with the stock spring and damper. I think a lot of people are surprised to find out they had the rear spring on minimum preload.

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  • Andrew
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    Thanks for that. I'll have my local Yamaha dealer check for all the recalls. I'm having rear-spring issues - should I not replace with an OEM part?

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  • roadiemort
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    If your Road Star is a 2003 or earlier model, you are a candidate for the dreaded starter spin problem. Starter spin happens when the generator rotor--which the starter is supposed to engage--comes loose from its shaft, and renders the starter useless. Yamaha changed

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  • Bikerron
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    Originally posted by MikeyC View Post
    What is the starter spin thing? I couldn't find it in the tech section. I toasted a starter last month but had a spare because I knew it was coming.
    You can still go back to the old site and research the tech section. That’s why they archived it. Bunch got saved.

    Link:

    http://roadstarclinic.com/content/view/187/103/

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  • mbk
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of the Roadstar, the most mechanically dependable bike that is STILL going to empty your billfold . . . . . . .

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  • Madeinjapan
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    Man , that’s sums it up pretty well !!

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  • RonZee
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    Wow, shoulda read this a year ago,,, LOL

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  • Motorcycler
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    Great post Shores!, When I first came to the Clinic that was exactly the into i was looking for...except the hooker thing.....

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  • TimB
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    I'll add to look out for the weak charging system on 99-04

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  • boomerA
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    A big 10-4 about not riding on the shoulder. The last time I did that to get around stalled traffic, I picked up a screw in the rear tire that had plenty of wear left. An expensive lesson.

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  • MikeyC
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    What is the starter spin thing? I couldn't find it in the tech section. I toasted a starter last month but had a spare because I knew it was coming.

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  • BigPainRing
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    Excellent checklist Shores, thanks!

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  • chillo
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    Nice little write up...

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  • Tug
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    Originally posted by Tykes_Place View Post
    Would these be better as a Tech Article?
    That or a sticky

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  • roadiemort
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    And the shock mount cracking.

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  • Shores
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    Probably along with the FI facts.

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  • Tykes_Place
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    Would these be better as a Tech Article?

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