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About M61A1MECH

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    2013 Goldwing / Red
  • Birthday 04/02/1953

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    Steve Kowalcky


  • Location
    Edgewater, FL USA, FL, United States


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    Edgewater, FL USA


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  • Home Country
    United States


  • Interests
    Riding, woodworking, woodturning, photography
  • Bike Year and Model
    2013 Goldwing

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  1. I have been following and commented on his posts over on theGL1800 riders forum, the past couple of days.
  2. Black full bike cover STAR accessory model for sale. Bought this for my Venture then kept it and used it on my Goldwing, it is lightly used. Originally new cost $97.00 will sell for $45.00 plus shipping ,also will entertain reasonable offers. Should fit in a medium flat rate box, so shipping here in the states would be $16.00
  3. My 2013 Audio Comfort 1800 up for sale. Bike has 71000 miles, heel toe shifter with floorboards, mini board forward footrests. LED tail and brake lights with modulators, Pathfinder sequential turn spoiler light bar, custom built light bar under the trunk. Carpets in the trunk and saddle bags, organizers in the trunk. Ultimate Mid Rider seat. Gear indicator, digital voltmeter and wired for GPS and iPhone at left handlebar. Asking price is $13,000.00, I am open to reasonable offers; nothing is firm at this point.
  4. The only one that is compatible with the Venture is the middle one https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2013-Yamaha-Royal-Star-Venture-XVZ1300-1300-ENGINE-MOTOR-TRANSMISSION/133729294441, It would be easier to tell if they had left the fins and front struts on. The early Royal Star motors (1996 to 2001) did not have the struts on the front cyclinders securing the motor to the frame. See the snip I put in below. Also the early Royal Stars had 28mm carbs the Venture (1999 to 2013) and Tour DeLuxe (2005 to 2010) had 32 mm carbs so the motors are not compatible between Royal Star and Venture/Tour DeLux
  5. Looks good, nice job. I have seen similar done on many Stratoliners and have sold wiring harness to them so the lights on the tour pack work as designed. I can do the same for your bike if you need help and do not want to cut any wires on the bike.
  6. Venture and Tour Deluxe parts are seldom interchangeable with the original Royal Stars. There are some but not many. Here is a link to another part of this forum, it is the STAR accessory catalog from many years back, you should be able to see the parts that interchange by comparing the Venture section to the Royal Star section.
  7. I am not sure what you mean by " '99 Royal V", but here is a place to start getting some knowledge of the history of the Royal Star line, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_Royal_Star As memory serves me that bike in the photo is a Boulevard model of the original Royal Star series , produced from 1996 to 2001 as noted here, https://www.autoevolution.com/moto/yamaha-royal-star-boulevard-1999.html#aeng_yamaha-royal-star-tour-deluxe-3000-1294 Hope this helps.
  8. If you can post photos of the connectors, front, back and sides (must be good sharp and in focus) I can see if I can find the connectors and try to help out.
  9. Is your pigtail/jumper designed the the 2018 star venture, if so I would like to purchase one. 

    1. M61A1MECH


      No the jumper does not fit the new Ventures or Eluders, only the 1999 to 2013 Ventures and standard Royal Stars from 1996 to 2001. 

    2. ecbaatz


      Ok, thanks, can't blame me for trying.

    3. M61A1MECH


      Nope , worth asking the question, Yamaha did not make a junction in the harness that I can graft into like on the earlier models.

  10. Same problem popped up over on the GL1800Riders forum the other day. One suggestion was after starting the bike to pull out on the start button to see if it fully returned to it's proper position, sometimes they can stick in and keep some of the contacts engaged. If you do take that switch housing apart try covering it with a plastic zip lock type bag, there are lots of springs and little bits in there that could get loose, the bag will help catch them. Also check the relays, sometimes swapping relays around will let you know if they are the problem also. If you are not a mem
  11. I make various jumpers for the Venture. I make a plug and play jumper break out that plugs in to the back side of the cigarette lighter that is in the lower portion of the fairing on the left side. I can put wires on the bare pins in the photo and you can but splice or solder your adapter to those wires. The jumper is $10.00 delivered to any where in the lower 48.
  12. If you find one and are not sure, post a link to the item you are looking for, I am sure someone will be able to tell you if it is a match or not.
  13. If you are talking about a Royal Star Venture or Tour Deluxe, the motors from 1999 to 2013 are all the same, including the 2005 to 2010 Tour Deluxe. There were still some non Venture Royal Stars made between 1999 and 2001, those are not a direct fit a Venture or 2005 to 2010 Tour Deluxe. The early model Ventures had silver fins and stays to the front fin covers the older model ones had black fins and black stays. Who is they?
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