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  2. I'm available during the week as I took that week off to get a few things done around the house but have to be somewhere by noon on Saturday....might drop by early just to say hello.
  3. When I was diagnosing it, I didn't know that you have to pull the clutch lever in to start it. Once I figured that out it was pretty simple. The blue wire at the starter solenoid was grounded when the clutch lever was in and the start button was pushed but the solenoid didn't actuate. Replaced the starter solenoid and all good. Thanks
  4. We have to be in Niagara Falls later in the afternoon but can come in the morning. We will be on four wheels though.
  5. Interested in a clutch kit! Still possible? just picked up a stock 2005 royal star midnight venture with 33,000 original miles. Very clear bike but she needs some love (fluid changes, valve adjustment, clutch bearing, and good grease!) appreciate any help.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Hi dfitzbiz, are you still rebuilding the rear shocks? I have 1 I'd like to send out to you if possible. Thank you sir, John
  8. Hope you had a great time, I was planning on coming up Friday but got stuck in Wisconsin due to Fog
  9. Well got the repaired exhaust Y pipe back on and have gone on a couple rides with and without trailer and my repair seems to be a success!!!! Did a deep clean on bike as I was waiting for muffler cement to cure as it was very filthy from ride to Fort Erie Ontario(200klm one way!) with the road splash going everywhere!
  10. June 15, 2024, our place, starts at 9 am, liquids will be available, (coffee, tea, lemonade,,,) lunch will be buns with real meat or peanut butter, or you can bring your own, costs will be shared somehow, go get gone when you feel it's time to do so. How does that sound?
  11. Now that seems to be a grand idea, who would have thought about that?
  12. So I am thinking it's been a while and time to get together. I am on vacation 1st 2 weeks in June so other than some projects around the house I am pretty open to just about any time during that time frame. Beyond that most any weekend is open.
  13. Dot 5 and dot 5.1 are not the same. Dot 5.1 is glycol based and fully compatible with 3 and 4 but has a higher boiling point and lower moisture absorption rate. It is often used in performance cars. I currently have 5.1 in my rear brake and find the brake more responsive. It is also more expensive. DOT 5 IS SILICONE BASED and should never be used.
  14. Start from cold and check the exhaust temps on all 4 cylinders right at the heads. Make sure they’re running close to each other. They run surprisingly strong on three cylinders. If you have a cold pipe start looking at the corresponding coil, plug wire, and the carbs again. These carbs can be finicky to get right sometimes but once they’re there keep good fuel in it and don’t let it set with ethanol in it. And yes they are a blast to ride and very comfortable bikes.
  15. Maybe check the compression just to make sure. These engines have been known to hydrolock.
  16. Last week
  17. I want to think ya'll for letting me join your club. I've read articles from Venture Rider pertaining to Yamaha Royal Star motorcycles. Let me tell you my story. My uncle of 76 yrs old bought this 2006 Yamaha Royal Star 1300 new in 2006. He loved this bike. His health got bad and the bike was last ridden was in 2019. He passed away October 2023. To my surprise He left the Yamaha to me. Bike has 15,000 miles on it. Bike looks Great. Ya'll know what happens when a bike sits. I started working on getting it back on the road since Jan. 1st 2024. I've done your typical carburetor cleaning and install a rebuild kit. I've synchronized the carburetors.Checked the ohms on all 4 coils. I still have the same problem. The bike will sputter out of the right exhaust at idle. Spark plugs look good. I road the bike for the first time last Saturday. Its hard to explain, when taking off bike acts like it surge's, but between the surging the bike acts like it wants to go. I read and article from one of your members about disabling the I.R.S. system. That made a Big Difference on the sputtering from RT. exhaust when idling. But still has that surge felling. I would appreciate any help getting this bike to run correctly. once fixed, I think the bike will be so much Fun To Ride... Think Y'all...
  18. Today was the 40K mile service. Always fun stuff.
  19. I'm finally going to be home long enough to actually ride some. So, I gave the old girl her annual bath. The plastics all look great, but the wind screen is starting to show the years. I'll likely have to replace it before next season.
  20. Mostly standing on the Rock, although at times I find that I slip off a little.
  21. Oh the shop is still there and though the old geezer @Marcarl who ran it turned the reins over to his son he still turns up now and again. Just depends on what rock you turn over.
  22. Hello Maryjanowski, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Maryjanowski joined on the 05/17/2024. View Member
  23. Hello LenLo, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. LenLo joined on the 05/17/2024. View Member
  24. The first thing to check is the battery. Take it to an Autozone or auto parts store and load test it. Even if it checks proper voltage that doesn't mean it will supply a load.
  25. Thanks I've been checking threads here for a little while. Since I purchased the 2008 RSV
  26. I just acquired this bike and it ran last year. Now I hit the starter button (key on) and nothing. Not even a click. With the key on, I have power to all 4 smaller wires at the solenoid. Hit the start button and no change. Something has to ground the relay. I've searched threads and didn't find one that had the location of the starter circuit cut-off relay. A lot of talk about it but no location. From what I've read it may have the fuel pump relay as part of it. I have the manual and the wiring diagram is too hard to follow. I found a simplified starting diagram but can't find a relay anywhere with the wire colors it shows for the cut-off relay. I'd attach a clip of the diagram that I have, but I can't figure out how, lol.
  27. Hello Skydivertony, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Skydivertony joined on the 05/17/2024. View Member
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