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05-05-2014, 05:45 PM,
#1
Roadstar 1700 cc
Ok. How is 08' model..? This bike has become one of the bikes on my list of choices. Any feedback pls.
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05-05-2014, 06:24 PM,
#2
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
real good reviews i was going to get one last yr, believe it was even bike of the yr or something like that. it was crazy i could get a roadstar for same price as a 1300.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
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05-05-2014, 06:41 PM,
#3
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
Yea if the price is same then why not a 1700. I just came across a similar situation today and will be seeing it shortly. If all good then will take it. Let's see.
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05-06-2014, 12:34 AM,
#4
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
So I saw that bike today but unable to determine what exact model was it. XV1700A is the pull from a short vin search but I couldn't find it on NADA site. Is it in Touring category or Cruiser?
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05-06-2014, 07:35 AM,
#5
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
Does this help? http://www.cyclepedia.com/motorcycle-vin-decoder/ Smile
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05-06-2014, 09:49 AM,
#6
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
Thanks for the link. It didn't give any info when I tried.
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05-06-2014, 10:33 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-06-2014, 10:35 AM by Keith.)
#7
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
maybe this one will help ya @zag should be the same back to 07 when they changed the engine, 06 and prior was 1600. yep had one lined up, lost job and got a $3,000 plumbing bill so bike got nix.

http://www.autoevolution.com/moto/yamaha/road-star/

even check the others too at the same time there was a couple of stratoliner and royal stars in the same price range.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
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05-08-2014, 12:21 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-08-2014, 12:22 AM by zag.)
#8
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
Thanks bud. I found its service/shop manual and got deep in to it. They made this model in several versions, even a California version. Lol. The one I saw was Canadian so no wonder had difficulty to collect more info about it.
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05-08-2014, 12:29 AM,
#9
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
STAY AWAY FROM THE CA MODELS!!!!
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05-08-2014, 03:01 AM,
#10
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
Do you mean cali or canada? And why is that?
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05-08-2014, 07:38 AM,
#11
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
@zag It's awfully hard not to post something about how the California version might affect you but, I will refrain. :-) Seriously, California has stricter emission standards and require more junk on just about anything that burns fossil fuel.
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05-08-2014, 08:58 AM,
#12
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
@zag he was meaning the Cali model as @commonground stated all about emissions so just helps to kill the performance.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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05-08-2014, 05:47 PM,
#13
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
Thanks for clearing it up guys. I guess it's only California in North America where they are strict about it.
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05-08-2014, 06:04 PM,
#14
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
yep, back when olympics were to be in Los Angeles there was a big stink bout it being so heavily polluted so enacted heavy regulations with it garnering world attention.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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05-08-2014, 11:15 PM,
#15
RE: Roadstar 1700 cc
Actually, as far as I know all of the Yamaha models since 2011 are 50-state - meaning they basically quit making a California version and all the US versions meet the CA requirements. It sucks.

Up through 2010 the wiring harness to the ECU (igniter) at least on the 650 was different for the CA versions and the 49-state versions. From 2011 onward it is the same because they use the same ECU and no longer need to make it difficult to put a 49-state ECU in a CA bike.

This is why the 2011 onward 650's get dismal mileage compared to the 2010 and older bikes.

The ECU and associated harness connector is, as far as I know, the only difference between a CA and 49-state 2010 and earlier 650. Yamaha going to the "50 state" for 2011 and onward is also why you see so many intake and exhaust accessories that are rated for 2010 and earlier - it's not that they won't fit a 2011 or later it's that they've not been tested with the CA ECU.

The difference I see in people quoting mileage for 49-state 2010 and earlier 650's vs 2011 and later is almost enough to make me find a wrecked bike and get the connectors and ECU out of it...

John
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