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    Valdosta

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    Pastor & Christian Counselor who enjoys my grandkids, music, tech stuff and of course bikes!

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    United States

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  • Bike Year and Model
    1996 Royal Star Tour Classic

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    Pat Patten

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    229-546-5755

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    Broken Chains JC (Celebrate Recovery)

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    revpatpatten

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    GA

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  1. Yep, after reading other posts I was going to try and lower just the front. Many seem to say this helps with low speed handling. I may end up lowering the rear as well I just wanted to start with a cheaper option (free/$25 vs $200). Thanks for your input cowpuc.
  2. I'm considering lowering my front forks on my 2007 RSTD for better footing when stopped. I'd like to get as much as I can without adversely affecting the handling. Question: How is the Baron's lowering kit different than lowering for free without the kit? Seems the kit will go 1.5 inches vs less than an inch without the kit. Is the process similar? I notice Baron's says you must "trim the spacer 1.5 inches" during the install. I weigh 180 and always ride solo (wife won't ride) so I could possibly remove the air valves if need be. Thanks for any tips and thoughts!
  3. Ok, thanks I'll check that tomorrow. How exactly do you do that? I also believe it is overfilled with oil as when completely upright the oil overs the entire peep hole.
  4. So last year I bought a used 1996 Royal Star Tour Classic which I have enjoyed but recently saw an ad for a 2007 Royal Star Tour Deluxe. I traveled to see it and ended up buying it. My question is why do they seem like totally different bikes? weight, size, seat height (has Ultimate seat), handling, even engine power. The '07 has Harley slip-ons but it's not really very loud. However, there doesn't seem to be near as much power from the '07 as my '96. What's up with that? I read the '07 has more HP but it doesn't feel that way, especially low rpm torgue. I'm wondering if those slip-ons hav
  5. Honda of South Georgia in Tifton should be good. I know Tony in parts. I have never serviced my bike there so you might give them a call. Down here in Valdosta there is Redline Cycle Center and Zuma. I've talked to both but never had to do any work there. Zuma is rated a little bit better and near my house. So far I've done most all my servicing myself...a little cheapster I guess! Take Care.
  6. Welcome, a lot of good info here. On your colors I lean towards gray, especially with your Navy history (thank you for your service as well). BTW, I'm a part time associate pastor down in Valdosta and also do Christian counseling full time and have an office at FBC in Tifton. I have a 1996 Royal Star Tour Classic and have my eye on an "05 RSV. I used to ride with our local CMA chapter but now wear "Broken Chains" gear, bikers who love Celebrate Recovery. You can look me up on Facebook, name Pat Patten. Maybe we could meet up sometime. Take care.
  7. Wanted to get a louder (but quality) sound from my stock '96 Royal Star Tour Custom 4 into 4 exhaust pipes. I've drilled into the back plates before on a Kawasaki Nomad and liked the results but wasn't sure on this bike and would like a sound sample if possible or someone's take who had done it. Anyone done this on the 4 into 4 pipes?
  8. Thanks, maybe someone with a similar bike could post a close up photo of the blinker/passing light assembly.
  9. Another How To question. I bought a '96 RS Tour Classic which had been previously wrecked and the front blinkers are slightly different. I'm also wanting to add some passing/aux lights up front as well. I've included pics below. I can't quite figure out how to relocate the blinkers and add the lights to the existing bar. Perhaps a close up of a factory setup would help. Look like I need some cylinders or spacers between the lamps and blinkers. I think one of the blinkers is off a different bike. I'm not opposed to buying an aftermarket set of blinkers as well, but I'm generally a cheapie! LOL.
  10. Here is the slotted filler cap of some kind on the right side behind the oil filler cap. Thanks for the info on the oil. I did check the oil level and it seems right in the middle of the window.
  11. Hey, I got the new hose and fluids for the clutch installed and the forward bevel gear cover back on with gasket but I'm confused as to which oil came out from that assembly? Is that the motor oil or the final gear oil that is added at the rear differential? Also, what is the slotted filler plug on the right side right behind the regular oil filler cap? Thanks in advance.
  12. Thanks for all the help. Hopefully I can fix this soon, rain this weekend but it's pretty nice riding weather here in S. Georgia.
  13. Thank you, I think it's the same, I'll contact Earl to get his take too.
  14. Thanks cowpuc, is the "slave" you mentioned the part on the handlebar or a part hidden behind the engine? I have a Clymer Manual and pdf of the service manual. I think I see what you are talking about. It looks like getting to it I have to remove the gear case cover. I'll look into a little deeper. I may end up carrying to my local bike shop, I don't have a Yamaha dealer nearby.
  15. I've have a 1996 RSTC which has developed a clutch fluid leak after overheating on a city/parade type ride. It's not a quick leak but does leave a fluid spot on the driveway and my clutch won't work. I noticed underneath a spot where it appears to be leaking beneath the engine but doesn't seem to be coming from the pump connection (It's kind of hard to tell without disassembling everything.) There is a torn spot in the rubber casing around the pipe line. First... 1. What is the most likely place of the leak or how to find that? 2. What is the easiest or best way to replace the hose (I noti
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