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Product Reviews

SS Cycle Works Floorboard Extensions Review

SS Customs Floorboard ExtentionsHere is another product to help increase the comfort levels on your beloved Road Star. Despite the sheer size of the Roadie, some riders feel that the floorboards could be a bit better positioned, either for comfort or just to increase that stretched out and laid back feel. Introducing Floorboard Extensions from SS Cycle Works, a product that takes your existing floorboards and repositions them for a more cruisier feeling.

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Product Reviews

SADDLEBUM SaddleBlankets Review

SaddleBum Sheepskin Seat CoverFor those of us that enjoy getting out on the road for extended trips the issue of a comfortable seat can come up time and again. Even with the likes of a Mustang or Corbin, a long day in the saddle can leave you with a tired backside and on hot days you may find yourself somewhat, um, damp… Introducing the SADDLEBUM SaddleBlankets, a new premium sheepskin product to make your day on the road a lot more comfortable. 

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Road Star News

Single Sided Swingarm Kit From RC Components

RC Componants Single Sided Swingarm

So you have done everything to your Road Star and you just can’t work out what else to do? Then how does a single sided swingarm kit that includes everything PLUS the kitchen sink (almost) from RC Components? This kit comes complete with single-sided swing-arm, 18 x 8.5″ wheel, pulleyrotor, rear fender, master cylinder conv. kit, license plate w/brake light and rear steel braided brake line for installation on stock frames. Oh and a honkin great 250 wide Avon! Click the article link below to see a big version of the pic and click on the RC Components Link to get more information (oh yeah, bury your wallet in the back yard).

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Cosmetic Frame

Road Star Pillion Footpeg Flip

Footpeg FlipSwapping 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.

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Wheels

How to Balance a Motorcycle Tire

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

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Wheels

$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.

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Wheels

Build a Wheel / Tire Balancer

Wheel Tire BalancerThe 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.

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Electrical

Installing Kuryakyn Run/Turn Controller on a Road Star

Kuryakyn Run Turn ControllerThese 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.
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Electrical

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.

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Cosmetic

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”.