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About Prairiehammer

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    1991 Royale
  • Birthday 06/08/1952

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    Kevin M. Campbell


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    Mount Palatine, IL, United States


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    Mount Palatine


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    motorcycle: touring, camping, repair.
  • Bike Year and Model
    1991 Venture Royale

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  1. If I understand, you are inserting the zip-tie into the spark plug hole and holding open the valve by putting the zip tie between the valve head and the valve seat?
  2. The screws are 4mm diameter, 12mm long. Yes, there is a gasket for the choke assembly. Part number 3JB-14536-00-00 https://www.partzilla.com/product/yamaha/3JB-14536-00-00?ref=0b935775ba783008fc3eb8976f85607427091d8a
  3. Throttle shaft seals seem not to need be ever replaced on the Mikuni BDS34/35. At least, I have never seen them replaced, although some have cautioned about too long carb cleaner soak possibly degrading throttle shaft seals. Carb parts to replace.xlsx Throttle Shaft Seals and Cleaning.docx
  4. Don, the pics USED to be in this thread, but not now. Can you fix it?
  5. Yeah, Yamaha nomenclature sometimes seems irrational. Yamaha calls the oil pan on the First Generation XVZ "COVER, strainer". Go figure.
  6. Thanks, Jeff. Your thoughts match mine. The reason I inquired about the battery cables, etal; was that I see RSV (and RSTD) battery cables from various eBay sellers for $4- $6 dollars SHIPPED! I figured that for that kind of money one could upgrade the First Generation cables real cheaply, IF the RSV cables were in fact larger. The lengths of the cables are different from the First Gen, but I don't think that is a real problem; (the RSV cables are longer).
  7. First: the CV carbs on the Venture will not perform well with an open intake. The airbox and filter must be fully installed. Closed up. Second: if the jet block was cruddy, it is likely that the pilot circuits within the carb body are fouled, too. The pilot jet is notorious for being easily blocked. I suggest that you need to perform a THOROUGH re-cleaning of the carbs, replacing gaskets and O-rings with new. Attached is a pdf file for an excellent tutorial on cleaning the Mikuni BDS carbs. Vmax Carb Rebuild Guide by NaughtyG.pdf
  8. Don't start bleeding the rear/left front brakes at the left front anti-dive. M85-016 Hydraulic System Bleeding Methods .pdf
  9. Removing the CB or AM/FM or CLASS will have no effect on the cruise control.
  10. Drain the carbs. There are drain screws near the base of each carb and they will drain via the hoses sticking out the sides. It's messy, and because of that, I might not even drain them, but keep aware they're full of gas still if you don't. Remove the fuel-feed hose (from the fuel pump) in the top-center of the carb bank. It is the only hose with a clamp. Use a radiator pick to free it up (carefully) if it is stuck. Pay attention to how the hose is routed. Gas will spill. Remove the four vent hoses. Notice the path they follow so you can put it back together right. Rem
  11. What is the wire gauge of the negative, positive and starter cable on the RSV?
  12. @cowpuc I knew DenDen from the Venturers Club. Indeed he was the First Gen Venture guru. I would be very interested in his info.
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