A problem for some Road Star owners is that the stock starter motor can get a little tired with the passing of time. This results in difficulty getting the engine to turn over, particularly if it hasn’t been fired up for a little while or it sits in cold weather. The problem can lead to batteries being drained prematurely, possible damage to the starter relay and the risk of the stator bolt coming loose. This is especially the case when high compression or big bore pistons are installed. One cure for this problem is to replace it with a Warrior starter motor, which is also a direct bolt on for all non Warrior Road Stars. To be fair, there is a way to assist the stock starter with more juice which is to upgrade the starter wire to a heavier gauge although that process takes a lot longer than the ten minutes that outright replacing the starter does (although is much cheaper).
Read the full Installing A Warrior Starter Motor on a Road Star article.
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.
Read the full Adjust Road Star Valves article.
Cam Replacement Procedure by John Weber
Read the full How to Replace Road Star Cams article.
WildFred gives his tips on how to install a Barnett Clutch and upgraded oil pump drive shaft
Read the full Install a Barnett Clutch and Upgraded Oil Pump Shaft article.
The process of adjusting our valves is not that hard if you understand what is going on and why we are doing it this way. Yes we have hydraulic valves and it’s said “hydraulics’ need no adjustments. But, we have 2 valves per intake and exhaust ports. When we have a noisy valve train, part of the problem could be that the valves of any one intake or exhaust port could have one or more valves opening and closing at different times. The excessive tolerances when the valves are out of adjustment create some of this excessive noise.
Read the full Using a Dial Indicator for Adjusting Road Star Valves article.