Installing Road King Crash Bars on a Road Star

Road King bars on a Road Star

Road King bars on a Road StarAfter 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.

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Harry Trattner’s Serious Custom Yamaha Road Star

Harry Trattner's Serious Custom

Harry Trattner's Serious CustomWhat do you know, a new Serious Custom Road Star has been put into the Serious Custom Section of RoadStarMagazine.com. Harry Trattner’s Road Star is the latest bike to be featured, and while at a quick glance it may seem fairly routine a bit of a longer look will show that Harry has had a lot of work done to this beautiful machine. 

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Chilhowee Leather Fingerless Gloves & Leather Lever Covers

Chilhowee Leather

Chilhowee LeatherIn the lead up to a planned four day ride in January 2003 I was very happy to receive a set of Chilhowee Leather’s fingerless gloves and lever covers. I was very happy at this because I was about to embark into some of the extreme riding temperatures with the air temperature pushing well above 100f (imagine the heat coming off the black tarmac!), so being able to have my hands not totally encased in leather was an attractive prospect indeed!

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Using a Dial Indicator for Adjusting Road Star Valves

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.

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BrakeAway Cruise Control Review

BrakeAway Cruise Control

Brakeaway Cruise Control Proudly introducing the BrakeAway Products Cruise Control Review! This is a premium model cruise control for your Road Star and it’s certainly a sharp looking piece of equipment! Unbelievably easy to use with no levers or thumbscrews for operation, the BrakeAway Cruise Control will also disengage itself if you grab hold of the front brake, so your safety while using this unit is increased dramatically. Continue reading “BrakeAway Cruise Control Review”

Sophie’s Motorcycle Works Road Star Light Bar Review

Sophies Motorcycle Works Lightbar Review

Sophies Motorcycle Works Lightbar ReviewIt has been promised for a while and now here it is, the Sophie’s Motorcycle Works Light Bar Review! I wasn’t able to get this review posted before I went on vacation and I had to finish it off a couple of weeks late. This great product has been reviewed by Shawn Oxley and Randy Crisp who have done an outstanding job and were very impressed with the light bar. 

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