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BlueSky last won the day on October 10

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  • Birthday 03/22/1944

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    Wilmington, NC, NC, United States


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    Wilmington, NC


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    cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats
  • Bike Year and Model
    1989 Yamaha Venture Royale

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  1. I recently bought a new HP computer because my old Toshiba Satellite is about 10 yrs old and has a few issues. The new one came with Windows 10 but when I booted it, I was given the option of upgrading to Windows 11. I chose not to for now. I only use my computer for the forums and watching youtube videos mostly and paying bills on line. I do enjoy watching historical videos and auto/truck/motorcycle mechanic videos since I've been a shadetree mechanic all of my life.
  2. I would put a bottle of Gumout for high mileage engines in the gas tank, or Chevron Techron
  3. The King of touring motorcycles!
  4. You might want to call pinwall cycles. They salvage a lot of bikes and usually sell the parts on ebay but sometimes they have stuff that doesn't get on ebay.
  5. Yeah, they are much easier to work on than the RSV in most cases. I think I removed 21 screws to change my headlight bulb and about 28 to replace the air filters on my RSV.
  6. You might want to check the valve adjustment. My ZN700 needed adjustment at 6,000 miles. A couple valves had 0 clearance. And the timing chain may need adjustment. Mine has the automatic adjustment and the springs in it needed replacement. This video may be helpful if you decide to adjust the valves.
  7. You might want to reconsider using Sintered brake pads for the rear. The RSV rear brakes tend to be on the too powerful side stock. Increasing the rear braking could be making the bike more dangerous to ride.
  8. The Ultra bulb only lasted a few minutes or seconds maybe so I don't think touching it could make it fail that quickly because it didn't have enough time to heat up. I put my volt meter on the battery connections and it was normal voltage at 14.2 volts and stable idling and revved up so I don't think that was the issue. Maybe it had been dropped as Marcarl said. Don't know. If I start riding at night, I'll probably get an LED like RDawson uses. Sylvania expects the Ultra to last 100 hours and the standard bulb 1100 hours so that's a big difference.
  9. Come on joe biden! 🙂He was asking about Korean made K&L parts. I haven't seen any yet, only Japanese. I would trust either.
  10. I've used K&L parts several times but they were made in Japan.
  11. I just finished installing the new basic H4 headlight bulb and I now have a headlight again on my RSV. The Sylvania Ultra bulb's both filaments were burned out. I don't think I even rode the bike after installing the Ultra. When I tried to ride it later, the bulb burned out. It couldn't have lasted more than a very few minutes. Don't buy an Ultra!!
  12. Today I checked the headlight fuse- good. I checked the charging voltage to make sure it wasn't super high-good. I tried removing the bulb from the back and got the wiring disconnected, the rubber boot off, but had trouble getting the spring flipped so the bulb will come out. I'll probably split the fairing again to make sure I don't break something. I went to Walmart and bought the cheapest H4 bulb this time that is supposed to last 1100 hours for 10 bucks. I checked the ultra package and it said it was guranteed for 12 months and most people averaged 100 hours of use per year. Anyway, I had thrown away my receipt and package for the ultra so I just lost that $25 plus tax. So, my advice is that if you buy the Sylvania Ultra bulb, save your receipt.
  13. Well folks, I backed the RSV out today to go for a ride and I noticed the low beam wasn't working. I switched to high beam and it flashed and went off. So, it appears that my new Sylvania ultra bulb only lasted a few minutes. I haven't looked into it yet. Maybe it's something stupid like the connection fell off. Don't think so. Fuse? I'll find out later.
  14. I don't consider my RSV to be top heavy. The steering is stiff at low speeds but some have put a narrower tire on the front to resolve that issue. I'm 5'10" with a 29" inseam.
  15. The rear brakes on these bikes are overly strong. They don't need any beefing up if in good condition.
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