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.
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”.
Steve lets us know how to replace the belt guard without removing the rear wheel.
Convert your rear turn signal lens using a HD FLT red lens.
If you have thought about using the KuryAkyn shifter pegs and didn’t want to cut your old ones off and do the drilling and tapping. Your worries are over, KuryAkyn has come out with a new shifter peg cover that is pretty simple to apply.
A lot of riders complain of an uncomfortable seat on our Road Stars. Not me. I think the stock seat is great – for about 400 miles a day. One thing I really hate about it is getting a case of “Wet Bottom” in the high summer temperatures due to the vinyl seat cover. It’s embarrassing to stop for lunch and walk into a restaurant with a wet rear end.
These are not official instructions for installing the Pro 1 Risers (no instructions come with them), this is only how I did it myself and this should only be used for informational purposes only. The assembler assumes ALL risk.
After several months of searching for a viable highway/crash bar I was still undecided. The only thing I had seen on a motorcycle that I really liked was the setup on the Road King. I was goofing off on EBay one day and did a search on motorcycle accessories which led me to a set of Y2K Road King bars which I bid on and won for $125. I figured that if I could not make them work I could always resell them on EBay.
Whenever I wanted to clean the bike up it was always a pain to have to unbolt the bags off the supports so I could clean in behind them. I thought of these pins and tried them out. Turns out they work great and it’s now a snap to remove the bags for cleaning or for taking them inside while traveling.
Paul Bertolino fills you in on how to make your own driver’s backrest for a Yamaha Road Star