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    David Jon Devoucoux

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    Riding, sailing, cooking, travel (on or off bike!!)
  • Bike Year and Model
    1989 Venture Royale 1.2, 2005 RSV

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  1. Gorski, Finally found info. Kuryakin luggage rack #3-351769 For a Honda GL1500? Fit perfectly. Has held up well. No issues. Hope this helps, David
  2. Hi Richard, The deflectors are Yamaha. STR-1D608-80-00. They were made for the RSV... I bought from Broward Motor Sports... They were sitting on back shelf collecting dust! Your may be able to find a pair on EBay or another cycle shop. They clamp to lower bar and actually do hold! Hope this helps, David P.S. They work very well. I adjusted the wing tension so I can lean down and change angle while riding. Came in handy during a Oklahoma thunderstorm.
  3. Allows me to rest boot completely on highway peg or just rest my boot toe on it with heel on the floorboard. Best of both worlds for me....
  4. Rats. Would have flown out to buy this. Missed it completely. Sigh....
  5. Agreed... Stick around! Side note...darn...I was looking for a Vstar 1300... I always miss these things...lol!
  6. Update: Well... I'm still baffled. Since I moved the RSV back to southern Arizona, no issues at all with carb overflow. Again, the only thing that comes to mind is Phoenix is at 1300 feet altitude and I'm at 3000 feet. Barometric pressure be that different? Would that cause floats to stick? Inquiring minds would like to know! Airways something to think about...I guess!!!???
  7. This is what you should get when Clearview installed. Hope you got the vent. If not, call them.
  8. See topic : Bertha Wants a Trunk Rack - Your Suggestions Please
  9. I've had the Clearviews on the last 4 scoots. All had the vents. Air flow does depend upon the bike, but both the 89 VR and the 05 RSV give me air flow. The RSV has really nice flow into my chest with vent open. Needed in Arizona! I don't have the plastic chrome pieces on the sides of the front fairing.... Maybe that's the difference. P.O. took them off I guess.
  10. I took some pictures of my mystery rack. Understand, it's been on there for 4 years now with the Kuryakin Bag on top and no issues with the trunk lid cracking. And the bag is full with soft stuff as mentioned earlier. So yea, I would agree that having metal straps braces underneath is good...I never bothered to do so. On the pictures underneath the lid, the rack bolts are the small ones on each corner of the picture! David
  11. Thanks again Dave for your pictures! Update..... Well...I simply don't see any difference yet in lower wind turbulence since I mounted the wind deflectors. I'll probably have to wait to see if my knees still get wet in the rain. That is..? If it ever rains again in Arizona!!
  12. In higher wind situations on the highway, I would suggest 65 to 70 mph in 4th gear. Let the motor work. Both 4th and 5th gears are overdrive gearing. So 65 to 70 is fine in 4th... Especially in winds...2 up. It's possible mpgs will improve. I never shift into 5th until 75... On two lanes at 65 mph... I'll stay in 4th all day. Carb tuning is very important on these motors for best performance and mpgs. They are sophisticated systems and will last forever if taken care of. Buffeting: I get some from above windshield and some from below... Coming up from either side of tank. The above winds were mostly cured by the largest windshield I could find. Clearview makes one that's wider and taller than stock. I added a vent which is huge in the Arizona heat. The below winds I've left alone. Yamaha already added 2 different spoilers below... Guess they are doing the best they can. This buffeting is typical of a fork mounted fairing. A solid body mounted fairing liked the 1st gens have is far better at weather protection...inherent in the design. Oh...there is a trade off...with the large Clearview, I do have to look through the windshield at all times. Not much of an issue as it doesn't rain much in AZ! But on a cross country trip I carried Rain X product and it did a great job keeping the rain sliding right off! Through Oklahoma thunderstorms, I was able to see just fine.... On another bike, I found a Clearview that had a lip on top to redirect the wind. That...and tilting windshield back to match the fork angle made a huge improvement over stock. Ideas for you...hope this helps...
  13. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=SPFZtsLG&id=0AF3C0CCA334262011CB586FE7EF891378EBC3DC&thid=OIP.SPFZtsLG7P9pXqCA5HwLagHaGc&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fth.bing.com%2Fth%2Fid%2FR.48f159b6c2c6ecff695ea080e47c0b6a%3Frik%3D3MPreBOJ7%2bdvWA%26riu%3Dhttp%3a%2f%2fi.ebayimg.com%2fimages%2fi%2f291706479373-0-1%2fs-l1000.jpg%26ehk%3DXXxG%2bbbkjCA8VIclsB15Y2KyPm26p1aPxel12Z1mLTg%3d%26risl%3D%26pid%3DImgRaw%26r%3D0&exph=580&expw=666&q=Motorcycle+Luggage+Rack%2c+royal+star+venture&simid=608048746720922622&form=IRPRST&ck=D09117FAA960D28E591A78644DFB6E72&selectedindex=15&ajaxhist=0&ajaxserp=0&vt=0&sim=11 Old page but even closer.....looks very close.
  14. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=nIhnb1Z2&id=B6FA00F117F9FE391D22533D17B6A0C314B84DED&thid=OIP.nIhnb1Z2Nt8fxIwkQKnK0wHaHa&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fae01.alicdn.com%2fkf%2fHTB1k4GQayQnBKNjSZFmq6AApVXaK%2fMotorcycle-Trunk-Luggage-Rail-Rack-for-Honda-GL1800-GL-1800-2001-2017-2016-2015-Chrome.jpg&cdnurl=https%3a%2f%2fth.bing.com%2fth%2fid%2fR.9c88676f567636df1fc48c2440a9cad3%3frik%3d7U24FMOgthc9Uw%26pid%3dImgRaw%26r%3d0&exph=500&expw=500&q=motorcycle+trunk+rack&simid=608052182702583481&FORM=IRPRST&ck=D7C3235D63E5D869776AD09388CC30AB&selectedIndex=163&ajaxhist=0&ajaxserp=0 This looks familiar but not the brand. Whatever the heck I bought 4 years ago...was a name brand. But sure looks like this. Just try and find out how good the chrome is....or if it's stainless (better yet)
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