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  • Welcome to VentureRider.  What started as a simple site for riders of the Yamaha Venture, Royal Star, Royal Star Venture and the Star Venture has turned into so much more than that.  Though the great Yamaha Venture motorcycles are still our primary focus, we have many members who have eventually moved on to other brands/models or who have stopped riding altogether but still remain members dud to the lifelong friendships they have made on this site.  

    Whether you have questions about your bike, looking for parts, or just wanting to talk motorcycles and riding, this is the place to be.  Our members are friendly and welcoming to all.  My name is Don, Freebird in the forums, and I started this site around 15 or so years ago.  I have met many of our members at our various rallies and meets and some I only know from their posts here on the site but am proud to call them friends, brothers, sisters.  I like to think of this as our club, not MY club.  I try hard to implement features that the members request.  It's not always possible but I do try.

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    • On 5/21/2024 at 7:40 PM, RDawson said:

      You shouldn’t need to pull the clutch if it’s in neutral. If so look at your neutral switch. 

      2nd this... my '99 left me stranded earlier this year with a bad clutch switch after stopping for gas.  Bike would power on just fine, but absolutely nothing when you hit the starter.  Ended up a with a shorted clutch safety switch shutting down the whole starting system.   

    • 16 hours ago, Skydivertony said:

      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

      You shouldn’t need to pull the clutch if it’s in neutral. If so look at your neutral switch. 

    • 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.

    • 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

    • We have to be in Niagara Falls later in the afternoon but can come in the morning.  We will be on four wheels though.

      Edited by XV1100SE
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