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  2. I have found that at minus 10 degrees , no wind and a dry road a 15 - 20 minute ride beats sitting in the coffee shop talking about a bike ride ... But I did stop in at coffee shop after the ride to warm up with a hot drink ..And besides that a ride down the road even on a cool day like does the bike a lot of good ....It will equalize the electrical system on the bike ...When a engine sits all winter the gaskets sometimes begin to leak ..
  3. Just scored a XT for $50 out of pocket between holiday sale and my company Atta’boy points. I’ve been wanting one for a while now and even used one (may have been the 396) riding a friends bike over the summer when visiting out of state. Excited to receive it and see how I can connect it. I’m hoping to do similar and connect to a Bluetooth receiver to play through speakers. VentureFar I personally don’t want music pumped direct into my ears, I find it distracting and would rather hear traffic and engine noise. Intercom is ok,
  4. I’ve only used my heated grips once and wowww! What do you have going for a seat?
  5. Thanks. That makes me feel better as my speedo is also off by 10kph it seems on average. Annoying but I guess I'll have to live with it. I am disappointed that the GPS speed indicated is not satellite calculated as one woukd expect.
  6. I would go along with what @Marcarl since carbs do not cause spitting back. Before pulling the carbs out. If its spitting back up the carb this suggests that the cylinder is drawing fuel in but during compression the intake valve is not sealing allowing the fuel to spit back out through carb. This can be caused by a sticking valve. Sticky valves can be caused by a bent stem or extremely dirty valve. Often this can be determined by noticing the valve clearance being exceptionally high. Valve clearances that are too tight can keep valves from fully seating. A broken or cracked valve or seat. Much of this can be determined by a compression but better yet pin pointed more accurately performing a leak down test. .
  7. Despite the ups and downs in the weather here in SE Pa, I took advantage of the change and rode the bike to and from work and will do the same again tomorrow which will be the warmest day of the week. Thanks to the heated grips and seat on a 40° temp ride. So folks, it is time to wipe down your bikes and go for a ride. Always be safe.
  8. have you adjusted the idle mixture screws yet on the carbs? best practice is to lightly screw them in counting the revolutions as you do this. Use a light touch as it is easy to distort the end of the mixture screw if you tighten them too hard. Back them out to the number of turns that you counted and see if that helps. Do one at a time and you should be able to hear a change in how the engine sounds when they are closed off. I would start with #2 since you saw issues with that one. It is possible you have a clogged idle circuit and it might be why you see gas in that carb. If you need some pictures and reference, the service manual is available to be download from here. https://www.venturerider.org/manuals/1983-1985 Yamaha Venture Service Manual.pdf Also if you havent already, you might want to browse thru this forum looking for information also.. https://www.venturerider.org/forum/forum/10-venture-and-venture-royale-tech-talk-83-93/ Let us know how it goes and if you have questions. Rick F.
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  10. Thanks for the info. I've looked all over nothing is offered.
  11. Yep, do a compression or leak-down test and set the valves to proper specs.
  12. CIMMER. done what you suggested and observing the piston and needle it appears to be spitting back thru the front right carb so im gonna take them back off and inspect again . any suggestions before hand ?. cheers Rick
  13. FWIW, even electric bicycles are starting to pickup. Pricey but nice.
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  15. Ignition Relay Ordered and Received. Bought TWO Ehdis 30amp/40amp 5-pin relays (two to a box) for $9.73 off ebay. Installed to replace original relay and now all is well. Posting this if it helps anybody in sourcing a replacement Ignition Key Add-On Relay (or just a 5-pin relay in general). VentureRelayInstalled.mp4
  16. I spray penetrating oil into my 2 stroke outboard's cylinders over the winter.
  17. I have a routine I do every year… 1. Do a deep clean of the bike and fill the tank with non-ethanol gas with 1/4 can of SeaFoam (it can be used as a stabilizer as well) 2. Change oil and Filter as well as clean and re-oil the air filter (it’s a K&N, please don’t judge me) 3. Replace with new properly gapped spark plugs, I also spray the inside of the cylinders with SeaFoam spray 4. I disconnect the battery and put it on a tender 5. Finally I put the bike on the center stand with a Jack stand under the front center member to get both tires off the ground Now I live up in Wisconsin so, once I put my bike up for the winter, chances are it’s not coming out until Spring. But my bike fires up no problem once I take her out.
  18. Agree with all the above, that’s water. Been there done that many times. Even destroyed my wranglers transmission, didn’t know the breather hose came detached and spent a summer playing in the ocean.
  19. I always add gas storage treatment to mine, run it a few minutes to make sure it gets in carbs, and then top off tank to prevent rusting.
  20. Hello Everyone. End of the riding season now in snowy eastern europe. Veronica (89 VR) is safely covered in the back of the garage, on the trickle charger. Is there anything I should be doing on the low level servicing front to keep her happy over the winter? Thanks Paul
  21. My ‘07 choke stays out and it must stay out until it is time to push it back in after a brief engine warm up. As mentioned before, previous owner must have done something with the adjustment.
  22. Hello outboardr, 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. outboardr joined on the 11/29/2021. View Member
  23. Hello Dall1980, 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. Dall1980 joined on the 11/29/2021. View Member
  24. Your attention and dedication to detail makes all the difference. Very nice work. I also like seeing you’re using some common man tools and not everything high end.
  25. Since you say clean the carbs, I am hoping you set the idle screws and also balanced the carbs after the cleaning. If not I would do that also. Yes it could be a float level off but if that was the case I wouldnt think the cylinder would fire with the enrichment activated as I believe it gets the fuel from the float bowl. When you rev up the engine, does it seem to be firing then on all 4 cylinders? You could also pull off the air cleaner lid and observe the 4 plungers and see if they are all moving at idle or at a slight rev up. The bike wont run proper above 3K rpm with the lid off so it wont work to leave it off to ride it. Good luck and lets us know how it goes.. Rick F.
  26. Hi guys. new to the community as i just purchased a 97 royal star tour classic. I have learned quite a bit so far from reading this forum. i too, was having the whole 4th and 5th fear misunderstanding. lol. was also trying to ride it like a v twin. i now know there is a huge difference. third IS the power gear. and the over drive gears are for those interstate rides, long distance rides. makes total sense considering they are TOURING bikes made for very long travels at comfortable rpm's for the engine. Now that i know what i know from this forum and you gents, i now expect my rides will be so much easier and less fight.lol.Thank the good lord i have only had her for two months now, dont suspect ive done any damage to her thus far. i have noticed some ticking coming from the exhaust though and right below the engine on the right side. taking her to the shop this week. needs new gaskets anyway. thanks a lot guys. saife rides and happy trails!
  27. Hello 101ScreamingEagle502, 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. 101ScreamingEagle502 joined on the 11/29/2021. View Member
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