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Stasher1

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    SR Boulet

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    Lilburn, GA

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  • Bike Year and Model
    2006 Royal Star Midnight Venture

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    QA/QC for steel fabrication company

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  1. Replaced the stock whip antennas with a pair of 8" shorties, new air filters, added a Battery Tender pigtail, and (since i had the seat off) replaced the two rear plug caps with new NGK 5K resistor caps. I'll do the front in a few days when I take it apart for a new windscreen, tires, and oil change. Hopefully that'll be it for a while and I can finally enjoy riding it without focusing on all of the things that need addressing.
  2. Quick update, just in case anyone is actually following along... So, I gave up on the dual scissor lift idea and bought a freestanding front wheel chock (accepts up to 7" wide tire) and a single narrow scissor lift. Theoretically, I'll be able to pop the front tire into the chock, run some straps from the handlebars to the chock's horizontal brace (which i intend to lengthen), and lift the rear high enough with the scissor jack to remove the rear wheel. Chock: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GRRFLOK/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_imm_TJMARBH29YWE6HN7M98S Scissor lift: https://www.amazon
  3. I agree that one would be scary, but my plan is to use them in pairs. Either a wide one with blocks to engage the frame rails and a narrow one with the little frame supports, or two of the narrow ones. Right now I'm thinking two narrow ones might be the better option.
  4. Has anyone here used a compact scissor lift like the one linked below for their RSV or RSTD? https://www.homedepot.com/p/STARK-USA-1100-lbs-Wide-Deck-Scissor-Lift-Jack-Motorcycle-Center-Hoist-Stand-for-Bike-ATV-in-Blue-65127-H/310839045 With my popup camper, pressure washer, compressor, floor jack, multiple rolling tool boxes,, drill press, refrigerator, etc in a two car "yuppie garage" along with my RSV and the wife's car, i simply don't have the room to store something the HF bike jack and Carbon One-style adapter. I was thinking I could buy two scissor lifts, one wide one li
  5. I know this is an ancient thread, but for anyone interested in taller (or shorter) bars, Motion Pro has the ability to create custom cables in any length, with any ends you may need. They built the custom cables for the 20" ape hangers on my CB750 bobber several years ago, and they were even higher quality than the stock cables with smooth teflon liners. https://www.motionpro.com/custom
  6. My question was really more for Thee_oddball. I completely understand gutting a dead cassette player and replacing it with charger ports. I was going to do the same with mine, but I was going to fabricate a new face out of steel coated in truck bedliner to hold a dual USB, a lighter-style port, and an aux input to make it look like it came that way. I realized as I was tossing parts in my Amazon cart that I have no use for a lighter-style 12V port and I could just replace the factory one with a dual USB for less money/time/effort.
  7. I have both stock antennas from my '06 Venture. Message me if you're interested.
  8. I have both stock antennas from my '06 Venture. Message me if you're interested.
  9. Is there a reason you're not simply replacing the factory 12V lighter-style port with a dual USB version? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SJFWLZB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_XYSHPDMHG0189B3P0F26
  10. That's not a picture of a 2000 Royal Star Venture dash. This is what it should look like. You should be able to attach a RAM clamp-on mount to the handlebars and attach you GPS there.
  11. Very true, but the Goldwing is fuel injected, has much better aftermarket support, and has reverse. My wife and boys called my ST1300 an "old man's bike", and they think the Venture is even worse. I'd never hear the end of it if I brought a Goldwing home.
  12. Hey, I know them! Small world, huh? 😄
  13. Ergonomics are quite different between the Goldwing and the Venture, with the 'Wing having a sportier riding position and the Venture being more cruiser-like.
  14. Requiring new employees to furnish their own hand tools usually solves that problem. For some strange reason, they treat their own tools better than they do the company's tools...and do a better job of keeping track of them. 😉 Many, many years ago I worked as an aircraft structure mechanic. All incoming mechanics were provided with a two-page list of hand tools (sizes, configurations, and quantities) they were required to purchase prior to their start date, including a rolling toolbox. You could buy cheap tools or expensive tool, your choice, but you had to pay for them out of pock
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