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Mike G in SC

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About Mike G in SC

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    2009 RSV & 2006 RSTD

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    Mike Griswold


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    Lugoff, SC, United States


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  • Bike Year and Model
    2006 RSTD +2008 GW Trike
  1. My friend Keith Jacoby (former VR member) has moved on to an Indian Challenger and is selling his clean and well dressed 2006 red RSTD. $3600 firm. I will include his link to Face Book Market Place below. He is in Wilmington, OH I believe his bike was white but he bought a red 2009 for his son and swapped the painted parts. (He can tell you) His ad reads: 2006 Yamaha Tour Deluxe. V4, Baron Nasty Boy 4-2-4 slip on pipes. Custom Diamond Cuts on most of the bike. About 64,438 miles. Serious inquiries only. No low-ball offers so don't waste my time. Newer tires. Well maint
  2. On my Royal Stars I've mostly run Michelin Commanders since 2007 (Maybe Avon's at first). I went to the Michelin Commander, Loved them. Then they came out with the C2 but did not have stock size front so I mixed Dunlop E3 front with Michelin C2 rear for several years. On my 2009 Venture, first time with that combo I got 26K front and 22K miles on rear. Two and a half years ago I bought another 2006 RSTD, this one lightly used, restored after sitting for a few years (first owner had long illness then passed). The family put on a set of Shinko Tourmaster 230's just to sell it at 5000 mil
  3. Don, have chatted with him on FB forums a couple time. Jim Dalton from North Bay Ontario. He posted on one of Mike Eykamps' FB forums a couple weeks ago. Maybe this link will get there. But you could extend him an invitation. He has a rare bird, for sure. His FB page. https://www.facebook.com/jim.dalton.9250?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDmdmW9kqxUMJ04q0sCy6bfLmJE4MNPpZO2jgizO3gayK2kRIsugx30O8xYoyiY77p11mtolJO4fbzK
  4. I envy where you are moving. Just below Hwy 11. You are still in flat country but just a very few miles from SC and NC mountains. I live near Camden, SC so about 2 hour ride TO the mountains. If you have any interest a friend of mine is the the Greenville STAR Touring chapter president (and a state ambassador), Joe Busheck, can put you in touch. Great choice. My "gal from Kalamazoo" likes it here too. Mike G in SC
  5. Still here in middle SC. Now, 69 and still riding 15K miles a year between my two up Gold Wing Trike and my 2006 Midnight RSTD. The company I retired from a few years ago but had been part time consulting, closed my local plant,,, so now really retired. Not on VR like years back as the Royal Star line ended and I got no interest in the 3rd generation. I probably spend too much time on Face Book Royal Star forums. Mike G in SC.
  6. In the saddle bags there is a little holder for "stuff" in the upper center, frame side. In all 3 of my Royals, that is where I put unidentified bolts. Just FYI. lol
  7. Was thinking I'd make it again this year. Two somethings came up for today. Sorry. I may shoot down there tomorrow (3 hours for me from Lugoff, SC) to see the vendor tents. Let me know if you think it's worth a day trip? Barefoot vendors? South of MB vendors? Mike Griswold - Mike G in SC
  8. Had a friend 10+ years ago who put on our message board that his bike was dead, wouldn't start. He begged to borrow a trailer, but most of us knew his luck with "stuff". So someone lent him one, which he promptly got. But he had to wait till the weekend to take the bike to the dealer. So when he hooked back the trailer and ran the bike up the trailer,,,, he forgot to lock down the trailer,, the nose went in the air and he fell over to the right side on the trailer rail and creased the hell out of the gas tank. So, after getting it "safely" loaded, took it to the dealer. Um,,, after all that
  9. Yeah, but you have to take the pump out of the gas line circuit for it to free flow, else the broke pump is acting like a shut off valve. (See above on gravity feed). OH, I see he fixed it. Issue gone.
  10. Me too, what do you get? Says parts to fix the OEM pump? But plug and play? I know the connector for the venture and the RSTD are different. Don’t see how it could fit both. unless it has both.
  11. Remember that dummy bolt. If your shifter bolt ever falls out on the road, that one will do, till you replace that high dollar original. Found that out in 2007 near Carowinds.
  12. This is what fits... yep, same. Mark Shields has a lot of experience with this. He has rebuilt several. He's on this forum, not sure what user name Mark goes by. Hey, Mark, got INFO? Also, Mike Eykamp, EUSA1, Diamond Cut Guy, has done this. Mikey?
  13. You can gravity feed, bypass the pump. This works if you keep the gas filled above half tank. I had to do it when a pump failed. I ran that way for a couple weeks till the dealer got me an OEM warranty pump. (I did put a cheap in-line filter in the gas line as this bypasses the filter too.) I posted here some time back, but here is same from a FB forum. TO GRAVITY FEED: You can gravity feed pretty easy if you have a few tools (Wrench for seat bolt, needle nose pliers for clamps, Alen wrench for side cover bolt.). Takes 20 minutes. You may spill some fuel so careful there. You tur
  14. I tried the Rotella T6 in my RSV and RSTD, both at same time, about three years ago, I did not care for how changing gears felt or sounded in both. After about 2000 miles in which ever bike came first, I swapped both back to Amsoil 10W40. So, tried it, did not like it. Immediately both bikes seemed to go back to what I expect. Another friend I ride with, thought I was still using the T6 last year so tried it. When he was due to change he asked me again about it and I told him my experience. He said he had noticed the same and wanted to get away from the T6. He tied it, did not like it.
  15. Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Supply-Universal-Point-Switch-18-4615/dp/B0034ZMVKU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=K-L-Supply-Universal-Fuel-Pump-Point-Switch-Kit-18-4615&qid=1554654586&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Or Ebay https: https://www.ebay.com/itm/K-L-Universal-Fuel-Pump-Point-Switch-Kit-18-4615-Kawasaki-Yamaha-Honda/392240662545?epid=171162134&hash=item5b535d8811:g:LNwAAOSwGelcaD3P Minor Solder job needed. Suggest you use your phone to photo before and after close up of old and new point as I goofed the spring,,,, I think. But this is likely the problem. Mike G in SC
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