Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-23-2003, 05:02 AM   #61
caderider
Registered Member
 
caderider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 261
Default Re: I've been saying this all along

Again, it all comes down to what the rider, at least me, likes to ride, regardless of what others say - I don't even have a Harley or a Goldwing - I have a Suzuki Cavalcade (a what?) - it's a 1987 with 87000 miles on it & counting...



Brian
__________________
Pressure cookers have a relief valve for a reason!
caderider is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 04-23-2003, 07:16 AM   #62
bikervince
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 126
Default Re: Revelation: The Beauty of Simplicity

"Wow, I think I just sold myself on buying a Yamaha V-star... if only they had a center stand..."



That's what sold me on the V-Star; simplicity and ease of maintainence. However, you're in for a big suprise when it comes time to do an oil change. It goes something like this:

1. Remove the oil drain plug. It's pointing sideways towards the left side of the bike on the bottom of the engine, with the frame partially obscuring access and it's in a channel so you can't turn the wrench more than 15 degrees at a time.

2. Remove the front exhaust pipe. To accomplish this you need to remove the right floorboard, rear brake pedal, and BOTH mufflers! Be careful, the pipes will be hot!

3. Remove 5 bolts holding on the plate that covers the oil filter. Pay attention to where these 5 bolts came from since there are 4 different sizes.

4. Install new filter, drain plug, new oil and put it all back together. Good luck.



Don't get me wrong, I love the V-Star. But this is the only bike I have ever owned where a valve adjustment takes less time than an oil change!



BikerVince

bikervince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 03:07 PM   #63
KPaulCook
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,752
Default I agree with longride but...

Rich doesn't annoy me. But I agree with you on the rest of it. Freedom is a wonderful thing.

KPaulCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off