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Old 06-06-2003, 08:09 AM   #61
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Default Re: '04 Yamaha Road Star Feedback

You're kidding!!



Was it the surging or the "pre-loading" of the transmission?



Just keep riding it. You'll forget all about that stuff.



Most likely I will be riding up to Lake Tahoe in a few weeks for the BMW shindig. My buddy with the R1100RT wants to go. I'll take the Duc for this one since the H-D gets to go to the 100th in August.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:18 AM   #62
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Let's see, 50-75 regular posters out of 20-30K owners, that's about 1 in 400.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:20 AM   #63
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LOL. Great post.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:23 AM   #64
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it was a big-inch twin assembled by patrick racing. the valve cover was solid billet and the engine blueprinted. a very impressive looking piece.



within a couple hundred miles the seat came flying off and one of the head bolts sheared. lucky for james he was being followed by a sag wagen fully equippmed with power tools. he had to heli-coil it.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:27 AM   #65
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Default i wouldn't hit my dawg in the butt ...

i wouldn't hit my dawg in the butt with one of those wretched beemer cruisers. don't get me wrong, i LIKE beemers. but the cruiser looks like george w. bush in drag.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:35 AM   #66
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Default Re: '04 Yamaha Road Star Feedback

And somehow you connected his bike with Harley-Davidson unreliability? I was just wondering which Harley part on his bike failed, because there weren't any.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:36 AM   #67
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Ignorance and prejudice in a mere 54 words. You've got a rare talent.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:47 AM   #68
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Default Re: i wouldn't hit my dawg in the butt ...

If I was to get a Beemer it would be an R1150GS.

For now I'll keep my Road Star Warrior, the faster road star that goes around corners without leaving a trail of sparks from the floorboards!

As an ex HD owner, I have to say that Yamaha builds a better Harley....
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Old 06-06-2003, 09:16 AM   #69
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Default Re: '04 Yamaha Road Star Feedback

And yet Yamaha admittedly reads that forum, and suspiciously most of the faults of the pre-2003 models have gone away due to "upgrades and modifications" in the newer models.



I stand by my assertation that the Roadstar although a well conceived motorcycle was hurredly designed and released, as shown by its host of documented problems.



Bad cams, bad lifters, bad transmissions, imploding gas tanks, bad roll-over valves, bad compression releases, bad fuel pumps, bad carb setup, cracking fenders, flaking chrome, leaking speedos.

Come on already, if this was a Harley you metric boys would be having a field day!
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Old 06-06-2003, 09:37 AM   #70
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The shifting doesn't really bother me, I put 75w90 full synthetic in the trans and it's not too bad . The thing that pisses me off is the surging, the best excuse I've gotten is that it's because it's a large displacment twin/combustion chamber shape/emission requirments and everything else. BMW's position seem's to be that their products are so well designed that such a problem couldn't exist in the first place. It just galls me to have to put up with poor running out of a $13k bike. Ducati, Aprilia and Harley all make EFI twins that run fine, why can't BMW? The bikes got some nice features, and fit and finish and quality of materials is all top notch, it just runs like shiit. If I'd have caught it on the test ride I wouldn't have bought it, now I'll just try to sell it and get something else,,,,I hear those SV650's run good.
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