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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.

    This is a subscription based club.  You can read messages in most cases but can't post, search, and etc. without becoming a supporting member.  We do offer a free 2 month trial however so you are welcome to check us out before paying the small $12.00 per year dues.  Upon expiration of your trial membership, you will lose the ability to post messages.  At that time, you can click on "Store" and then "Subscriptions" if you wish to continue.  We hope you like what you find here.  We have few rules but the major ones are no religious debate, no political debate, and no "X" rated content, nudity, dirty jokes, etc.  We are a family oriented club so please keep things PG or at least PG-13 rated.

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    • The motor on my 83. Blew after a 600 mile drive home. Started to get hot getting off the highway. Rode it home about 10mile. We we're tied and it was raining. My fault. Got a 87VR on Friday. 

      May not help but someone posted a 83 motor same day for 250. FB marketplace in springfield missouri

    •  Nice Puc!

      Forget the naysayers and haters of the 92. I was in the Army for twelve years, most of that time as a warrant officer and the M-9 was my assigned personal weapon. I have shot M-9’s that had had thousands and thousands of rounds put through them and some were likely older than I was, and not one ever failed to put rounds on target and I can honestly say I never had a malfunction. They are a little big and heavy, and not so glamorous, but they are reliable and accurate.

    • Happy birthday to you Bother. Thank you for the sight and all your help with my bikes. 

    • I am going through changing all my fluids. I bled the slave out. I had no resistance in the lever. Looked at my manual on replacing the slave cylinder. Started to drain the engine oil (as per instructions to replace slave). As I am waiting for the oil to drain I decided to pump the lever thinking it is leaking somewhere. It sunk about half way down the sight glass and I started getting resistance. It doesn't seem to drop lower than half, and if it sits it almost seems to go back up some. I do not see any fluid leak anywhere under the bike.

      Is my slave bad/leaking somewhere or did it just need to build up fluid in the slave?

      Never rode the bike yet. Picked it up at an auction end of last year.


      Thank you!

    • Do they need hard prints on the form?  You mention a kiosk so can you import digital prints?  Mine have been done digitally on glass for the last ten years.

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