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Road Star Pillion Footpeg Flip

Footpeg Flip

Swapping your pillion’s footpegs will give most passengers a greater degree of comfort. It is an easy mod to do and will only take about ten to fifteen minutes. Please note: this mod will not work with the stock exhaust pipes, at the end of these instructions there is a list of known exhausts that it will work with. If your exhaust is not listed, give it a try anyway, it only takes a few minutes to put it all back together.

Read the full Road Star Pillion Footpeg Flip article.

How to Balance a Motorcycle Tire

This method should work on all motorcycles for street purposes at normal road speeds.

Read the full How to Balance a Motorcycle Tire article.

$6 Wheel Alignment Kit

With 20,000 miles on BlackMagic I’ll bet I have screwed around with the rear wheel alignment 40 times in 2 years. I just could not get it right since having new tires installed and losing the factory alignment pre-sets.

Read the full $6 Wheel Alignment Kit article.

Build a Wheel / Tire Balancer

Wheel Tire Balancer

The cost to build your own wheel balancer is approx $20 to $30, give or take a few bucks, depending on what you have on hand and what you should be able to scrounge for free from a sheet metal shop or scraps your friends have. I personally think you can build it closer to the $20 buck level as I did. The bearings being the most expensive parts at $17.00, if you have a source for some bearings the stands could be build for virtually nothing.

Read the full Build a Wheel / Tire Balancer article.

Installing Kuryakyn Run/Turn Controller on a Road Star

Kuryakyn Run Turn Controller

These instructions will allow you to modify the Kuryakyn part #4865 to work on the Road Star which has the single filament Silver Bullet lights installed as turn signals on the front of the bike.

Read the full Installing Kuryakyn Run/Turn Controller on a Road Star article.

How to Install a MC Backoff Module on a Yamaha Road Star

When you apply your brake this module flashes your tail light 3 times and then goes to a steady state for approx. 3.5 seconds, then repeats the cycle.

Read the full How to Install a MC Backoff Module on a Yamaha Road Star article.

How to Cut Down a Windshield

So you ordered the wrong height windshield, and now you have to sit on a pillow to see over the top Well, good friend, let’s try to fix that. Following is a method we all can use to cut down the height of our windshield , and still make it look “Factory Fresh”.

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How to Adjust the Road Star Accelerator Pump

Road Star Carburetor

Coughing or backfiring through your Yamaha Road Star 40mm Mikuni carburetor? Have a read of Mr Tidy’s article on how to adjust the accelerator pump and see if it helps you out.

Read the full How to Adjust the Road Star Accelerator Pump article.

Replacing the Rear Brake Pads on a Yamaha Road Star

Out riding this morning I heard a unfamiliar sound when applying the back brake and knew I had just hit metal. Oop’s I came home and changed them, at 33,670 miles It would be wise to change the OEM by at least 30,000 miles depending on your riding style this might differ. The front pads still had plenty of pad left as shown by the Picture at the end of this article. Enjoy, I hope this is of some help to you

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Adjust Road Star Valves

Written by Mr Tidy The procedure here is not meant to replace the shop manual procedure for valve adjustment. If you feel that it might be harmful to your engine do not follow this procedure. Several have done it this way and found it to be helpful.

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