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Old 09-19-2019, 09:50 AM
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Just took a rest ride with the changes made and recommended by DaveJ Roadstar Clinic Forum. The results are great!
Idles perfect. Pulls hard with no hesitation.

SET UP- Roadstar 1700
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Barons special PMS screw out 3 turns.
Chain drive 17/45 sprockets. No middle drive.
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Bike looks great.

It is your build and your butt so don't mind me..........
I just don't get how the seat and springs work.
Don't those 6 inch springs compress and then you are sitting on the fender?
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:15 AM
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I understand the concern about the seat. The seat has 5 inch springs and the improved seat sits level.

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That ****** Ultra-Tow folding motorcycle trailer in now "NO LONGER AVAILABLE" at Northern tool.

That is a win!!!!

When a motorcycle was loaded onto the trailer and it was strapped
down the entire motorcycle would lean from side to side 30 degrees
because the main channel the motorcycle was on, would twist because it was too thin.

Also the plastic license plate holder broke causing one owner to loose the license plate.
The wiring was also bad.
The front part of the trailer would sag almost to the ground because of excessive play in the folding joint.

The metal fender mounts would also crack ,break, and one owner lost one steel fender too.

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Old 10-09-2019, 04:35 PM
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I changed the seat springs to 3 inch instead of 4 inch.

Also I got the bike finally registered and a license plate!!

A very good day! No problems!

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I need that tire, It won't be long, and I can imagine trying to get thing off of a powder coated rim without screwing it up, did you put that rear tire on there?
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Thanks Steinbvg for following my build!

Getting the bike registered and a license plate is a big deal!
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I did not mount the rear tire on the chrome rim.
I had trouble with mounting a tire recently ( a front tire), and never used to have any problems. I could not do it.

I took the wheels and tires to a local shop and I was told that tires have changed tolerances and a machine is now required to mount them because of the tight tolerances.

Things do change.
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I will probably try the pull tie method first, I was able to do the front like that and didn't need any tools, I don't know about the back..I did take my front tire to the Harley shop and the guy looked at it and said ugggh. So I am pretty sure they would screw it up..
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I will probably try the pull tie method first, I was able to do the front like that and didn't need any tools, I don't know about the back..I did take my front tire to the Harley shop and the guy looked at it and said ugggh. So I am pretty sure they would screw it up..
i do mine in harley shop, they seem to be careful with rims. Not too expensive.I think i would mess it up myself..The only thing i do myself is dyna bids dynamic balancing.
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I tried mounting my front tire and I have been doing it since I was 16.
I have excellent tire spoons.
But I could not do it this time, and I even left it out in the hot 100 degree sun
for at least one hour.

That is when I took it to the shop.
They also put it in the hot sun . But then they used the tire machine
to get it on the rim. I asked them about it and that is when they told me that the newer tires are tighter tolerances.

I keep on learning new things.
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I like the way Yamaha did their valve covers and push rod tubes..
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