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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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    • Tires, fluids, plugs and some Seafoam in gas. Regular gas is fine. Fuel filter(it's in a bad place... Move to right behind tank, under seat.)

      Fuel pump points. Or another pump. The points go bad with time and mileage. If yours look good then 👌

      Pack for roadside repairs... Your know the stuff.

      Buy a hand air pump unless you already have one for your HD.

      Set air in shocks to about 5lbs up front and 25 in rear. 

      Then ride it. Find the compromise between a nice ride with no shock bottoming out in rear. 

      Yes, she's a heavy scoot.... But low end handling is good, high speed stability is solid.... You will just need to sort her out.

      On the road, I run 36lbs in front, 40 in rear. That seemed the best for my load....

      BUT, remember you aren't on the Dyna...no short shifting...let her rev. As you become used to the bike, let her rev more and enjoy. Under 65, stay in 4th gear.... Won't hurt a thing. Mpgs should be around 36 to 38. Much less indicates running to low rpm(bogging down), carbs out of sync or vacuum leak, Dirty carbs. Run more Seafoam!

      Regarding cross country.... I've made a couple of serious cross country rides and have to say, the RSV was by far the most comfortable. Getting off on the 2 lanes and cruising at 65 was a pleasure. 

      Wishing you a great ride!

       

       

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    • 14 hours ago, Woody said:

      I wish we had known could have arranged a meet. We were staying at the Hillbilly camp site. 

      We stayed at the Meadowlark motel.  Nice place, spitting distance to the Wheels of Time museum.

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    • Do we have a date set?

      I want to go ahead and make reservations.

    • You're doing the old gal justice, nice job with all of it 👍

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