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page.png How to Remove and Lower the Rear Fender
The object of this article is to explain how to "lower" the rear fender on a Road Star. What you are actually doing is "lowering" the tail of the fender by "rolling" the entire fender on its pivot point. You do this by modifying...
page.png Reinforce the Rear Fender
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page.png Harley Fairing on the Road Star
Have you ever wished that Yamaha had made the Road Star with an optional Fairing like the one available on a Harley Davidson dresser? Well you can add one yourself and it is not that hard to do. There is probably a dozen different ways to go about mounting...
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page.png Apply 3M Protective Film On The Road Star Fuel Tank
Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips Below are the scans Jeff has provided, he also has stated that the 2000 might have a different Pinstripe...
page.png How to get rid of the rattle in the tank
Reprinted by Permission from Fatbike Ixnay the Attleray If your like most of us you've noticed right away that the gas tank seems to rattle from the rear of the tank. Although...
page.png Roadstar Tank Removal
Reprinted by Permission from NoPork.com One rider tells how he removed the tank on his Roadstar. The tank is pretty easy to remove... The hardest part of removing it...
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page.png Replace your Rear Brake Pads
Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips with a note on the Front Pads at the bottom of this procedure As with any maintenance procedure if you don't feel comfortable ...
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page.png Using a Harley Rear Master Cylinder
Items Needed: Kelsey Hayes type master cylinder: L 1979-1983 Harley FX or 1980-1981 XL Sportster Product Link 3/16”x 1” flat stock approximately 4” long. 2 bolts 5/16”x 2 ˝” 2 5/16”chrome acorn nuts 1 5/16” x 24 banjo bolt 1...
page.png Front Master Cylinder Ratio Chart
Front Master Cylinder Ratio Chart Reprinted by Permission from VintageBrake.com Front Master Cylinder Ratio Chart While attending Vintage Days West, and thoroughly enjoying it, I was reminded that many of the people I had occasion to talk...
folder.png Carb/Manifold/AirKit
Articles relating to the Mikuni Stock Carburator.  Rejtting, informational, modifying......
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page.png Choke knob trim
This is something you can try if you are running rich or have poor mileage and you can’t seem to solve the problem no matter what you do. It isn’t meant to take the place of a proper float level, correct jetting, and a well sealed system....
page.png Change the Float Bowl Needle Valve (and lose your fuel pump)
NEEDLE VALVE SET REPLACEMENTReason for changing the STOCK needle float valve setI own a 2000 Silverado, and love this bike.  Shortly after I had the bike broken in, I decided to see what our rides could do flat out.  Well at just under 100MPH,...
page.png Adjustable PMS for the Road Star
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for you screwing up your ride, yourself or someone else by you making this modification. This is what I did and it works OK for me. Don’t blame me if you are a D.A (and I don’t mean district attorney) because you trashed...
page.png Bulldogs Carb Jetting Primer - How to Dial it in
David is a Technical Moderator, for Baron's Custom Accessories Technical Forum I thought I would explain basic carb and jetting functions so everyone could better understand how it all works. These carbs have two primary fuel circuits; the slow/pilot...
page.png Check your float bowl level
Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips Float Adjustment Procedure Some symptons of a too high level are,  The choke does not work properly. You'll see liquid spitting in the end of the exhaust after initial start up...
page.png How To Adjust the Accelerator Pump
Reprinted by permission from Mr Tidy's tech tips On the 40mm Mikuni Carburetor  One of the problems I've had with the Road Star is a coughing or backfiring out the carburetor through the breather. One of the cures is to  decrease amount...
page.png Mikuni/Dyno Jet Conversion Table
Reprinted by permission from Mr. Tidy's tech tips Mikuni / Dynojet Jets Mikuni Dynojet     140 149.3 Flow rates based on size markings of Mikuni and DynoJet jets are not comparable ...
page.png Pilot Jet and PMS explained
Some of you have recently sent me notes asking for clarification between Bulldog's Jetting Primer and Mucker's Principles of Carburetion, with respect to what sounds like different explanations of how the Pilot circuit works in the Road Star's stock Mikuni...
page.png Principles of Modern Motorcycle Carburetor Function
Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips Specifically in application to the Yamaha XV1600 Road Star Whatever the motorcycle or automobile, most carbs work on the same principles and internal systems to deliver fuel in the proper mixture...
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