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    My BlueBird

  3. My BlueBird keeps singing and now I have added whitewall tires!  I absolutely love the look, and totally enjoy the ride.  These Dunlops have given me a better appreciation for turning and leaning.  I think my old shoes must have been squaring off, or, these are just so much better.

    I bought my bike in May of 2020.  I saw it online, flew to Iowa and picked her up.  I had my tools with me so on the ride back (headed to Las Vegas) I stopped in Colorado and completed a $800 job.  Kept going towards Utah when I got a call to head back and go down to New Mexico for another job.  Made another $800!  What a wonderful first ride!  Rode on to Las Vegas and completed the roughly 1400 miles on a new (2007) RSV.  

    September 2021, rode with a friend from Las Vegas up through Idaho, Montana, over to Washington, Oregon, California and then back to Las Vegas for a 3,500 mile ride over 6 days.  The sites were beautiful and my BlueBird just kept humming.  Ran through a new tire, especially with my buddy doing a lot of canyon/mountain carving.  Had a great time.  These RSV's are meant to be on the road, even at the tender age of 15!

    Yamaha Whitewalls

  4. Hello Kamm, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. Kamm joined on the 05/27/2022. View Member
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  6. Anybody have experience with these? I put the long horn highway pegs on my 87 a few months ago and am so impressed with the ISO rubber damping I want to explore floorboard options. FYI my bike came with the floorboard and heel toe shifter, don’t see a reason to want to change it.
  7. I work afternoons so cannot get on during the week but will try on the weekend.
  8. Basiclly it looks like you have the pairs synced up ok You just need to sync the left pair with the right pair. Sequence is not as important as it seems, to simplify, there are three screws involved 1 on the left and 2 on the right and they sit between the carbs set in and slightly below the diaphragm covers. They control the external linkage that connects the carbs together. So starting on the left adjust that screw until both carbs on the left are in sync, at this point ignore the right pair. Next move to the right side you will now see the 2 were on the left there is only 1. adjust the front screw until the the two carbs on the right side are in sync with each other, ignoring the left pair (by your video this is were you are at now ). Finally using the back screw on the right side adjust until the left pair is in sync with the right pair. You may have to repeat the sequence more than once but stick to the sequence you will eventually get there if the carbs are in proper condition. P/S during the process try to maintain idle speed between 900 to 1000 rpm. The adjusting screw for this is a small knob between the the left carbs. Once you have them set burp the throttle a couple times than recheck.
  9. Pic #12 shows the location of the "B" and "C" screws. Screw "B" is used to adjust the right two channels of the Carbtune, and Screw "C" is used to adjust the left bank of two Carbs. (Cylinders #1 and #2) to the right bank of Carbs. (Cylinders #3 and #4) Ahhh! I was doing this wrong, with this information I'm sure I can get it dialed in.
  10. Follow the sequence to the letter. First of I think is the rear left, it doesn't have a sync screw and is only adjusted to set the idle and that would be the 'hidden' thumb screw between the 2 carbs and is your base carb.. Set that to 900rpm, then the other carb on the left side needs to pull the same vac. It seems you have that about right. Always keep the idle at 900 or you will change the vac draw as you go, and that is done by adjusting the idle screw only on the left side. Now comes the fun part on the right side, which screw does what. Look closely at the linkage, one carb is linked to the left side, the other has a link going to the other one on the right side. First sync the right side together, keeping the idle at 900, then adjust so that the right side 2 come together with the left side, always going back to adjust to 900rpm.
  11. Here is a carb sync guide using a carb tune instead of the gauges you have but it might help you.. It appears to me that the 2 gauges on the left, maybe carbs 1 & 2 are not pulling any vacuum at idle or when you rev them up. If you look at the 2 gauges on the right you will see they are pulling vacuum at idle and that is what should happen with all of them. I would want to see the vacuum at idle in the green area of the gauges. You might need to play with the pilot screw adjustments on the carbs and see if that makes a difference or you might have some clogged air passages in those carbs. There is a cleaning trick some of the Vmax guys use called shotgunning the carbs to clean them up without taking them off the bike. Vacuum pressure at idle speed is 33.3kPa (250mm Hg, 9.84 in Hg). I am not sure what your gauges are ready but this is what the service manual for a 86-93 Venture has listed. Vacuum Sych Difference is 1.33 kPa Hg (10mm Hg, .04 in Hg).. You can find a copy of the service manual for the 83-85 Venture in the tech library and that might be of assistance to you also. Good luck Rick F.
  12. Hello Da Cat in Da Hat, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. Da Cat in Da Hat joined on the 05/26/2022. View Member
  13. Hello Bulldog, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. Bulldog joined on the 05/26/2022. View Member
  14. If that number doesn’t work try Kuryakyn p/n 7158. They have been taken over by Tucker Rocky so ordering might be a little different. That number is not model specific but is easy to install as well.
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  16. Hello JayFromPA, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. JayFromPA joined on the 05/26/2022. View Member
  17. Sync 90 Degrees out.mp4 Hey guys, I'm back - trying to get her all fine tuned and proper! However, I CANNOT get the sync to be all 4 the same. This is the closest I've gotten, and at the very worst I've gotten rid of the slight backfire sound. Anyone got some insight here? It's actually harder to start now than what it was when it was "willy nilly" lol -- one slight tap on the starter and she booted up but had a little backfire. Now I gota give some throttle and 4 seconds while HOT to boot.
  18. Thanks, David, think I may order one and give it a shot, it looks nice Thanks
  19. RedRider, that's awesome, thank. Info has been sent.
  20. Ethanol free gas is going to have more effect on fuel economy and performance than high octane fuel. High octane is benneficial in high compression engines to limit pre ignition and allow for more high performance ignition timing. It stops "valve ping". My '06 gets 34- 40 MPG on my daily commute. This varies based on the time of day I leave for work. I tend to fly low when there is no traffic 1 up lightly loaded We average 30 MPG 2 up, loaded heavy and pulling the trailer.
  21. Can someone take a picture of the buddy rich cable. I’d like to see if I can make one. I’ve worked in Electronics for a long time. If I could get an idea of what he did I’m sure I could whip something up.
  22. I bought a 15 dollar Bluetooth receiver on Amazon. I plug it into the auxiliary plug. I haven’t used it long enough to run the battery down. Just a few hours at a time but it works great. As for the phone mount I have an iPhone 13. I use a ram x mount and have had no problems.
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