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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    ... I can buy a utility trailer for
    half the price of the motorcycle trailers and use it for other things.
    Hell yes now you're talkin'!

    Did you also get those flame retardant tires so you can go for a ride?

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    .......you can rent a trailer from uhaul for under $20 a day. Your bike looks awesome, thanks for sharing your build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1956ford View Post
    .......you can rent a trailer from uhaul for under $20 a day. Your bike looks awesome, thanks for sharing your build.
    You are welcome.

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    That is a sweet lookin' ride and good riding weather should be right around the corner for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 49WR View Post
    That is a sweet lookin' ride and good riding weather should be right around the corner for you.
    Thanks 49WR! You are right about better riding weather coming around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    Hell yes now you're talkin'!

    Did you also get those flame retardant tires so you can go for a ride?

    When you see pavement that is melted and distorted it does make you think of tires getting goooeeey.

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    Final tuning.

    OK...2004 Roadstar 1700 with Vance & Hines short shots with Vance & Hines metal baffles with packing.
    K & N cone filter, no oil. #40 idle jet ,stock needle stock setting, stock main jet.
    PMS open close to 2-3/4 to 3 turns.
    83 F degrees Tucson altitude 2,389 ft.
    Starts when cold with some choke, choke off after about 2 minutes.
    Idles and throttles without hesitation.
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    Hey Luky-weren't you getting registered on the 10th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    Hey Luky-weren't you getting registered on the 10th?
    Well I was but then I found out the trailer I bought would not work. Had to cancel the appointment. Bummer.
    When my wife and I got the motorcycle on the trailer and strapped down the entire bike would lean left and right 30! Not kidding!! My wife immediately said it did not look safe! We took the bike off the trailer before it could fall off!

    The trailer hitch also tilted on the trailer hitch ball. The problem is that the main C shaped rail that holds the motorcycle twists because it was not made with metal that is thick enough to resist twisting.

    I called and emailed the Consumer products safety commission and reported this to them. They told me to keep the trailer for 30 days because I guess they may come look at it.
    To fix this trailer would cost a lot and take a lot of work.
    So I bought a utility trailer from Lowe's and it will not arrive until the 23rd of this month. I wanted the one with wood boards not expanded metal wire. I hate waiting but I guess things could be worse.

    It was funny that I did not use the plastic license plate holder provided with the trailer because it looked flimsy. Another reviewer reported that he did use it, and the plastic license plate holder broke off and the license plate was lost on the road somewhere!

    The motorcycle trailer was called the Ultra tow Folding Motorcycle Trailer. DO NOT BUY IT PEOPLE!!!

    It is starting to cool down now in Tucson a little.
    I will definitely post here when I do get the license plates!
    Thanks for asking about this Hoghead.

    I want to ride this motorcycle. I rode it just down the street yesterday and that was very exciting! No license plate but the street is a dead end street.
    Last edited by Luky; 09-15-2019 at 12:02 PM.

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    Just took a rest ride with the changes made and recommended by DaveJ on Roadstar Clinic . The results are great!
    Idles perfect. Pulls hard with no hesitation.

    SET UP- Roadstar 1700
    Vance & Hines short shots with wrapped baffles from Vance & Hines.
    Mainjet 172.5, Barons needle 4th groove clip, and #40 idle jet.
    Barons special PMS screw out 3 turns.
    Chain drive 17/45 sprockets. No middle drive.
    ​​​​​​​Dynatek 3000 ignition in the stock setting.

    WOW!!
    Last edited by Luky; 09-19-2019 at 9:54 AM.

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    Woohoo! Good feeling when you get it dialled in, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    Woohoo! Good feeling when you get it dialled in, isn't it?
    Absolutely!!!

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    I bought another trailer ,a utility trailer and I have an appointment
    Thursday to get my bike inspected,registered and a license plate.
    Very excited to finally get that over with.

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    Thanks for taking pics and giving updates on your project. It was fun from the sidelines.
    I like your new avatar pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    I bought another trailer ,a utility trailer and I have an appointment
    Thursday to get my bike inspected,registered and a license plate.
    Very excited to finally get that over with.
    I'll be at sea on Thursday- will look west with my fingers crossed. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    Damn Luky, this is really a nice clean tight build. Great job can't wait to see it run!
    Glad its over! The engine is a 2004 Roadstar engine with 37,000 miles.

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    Nice Build.


    I own a XV1700 as well, not as nice as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElAye View Post
    Nice Build.


    I own a XV1700 as well, not as nice as yours.
    Thanks ElAye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    I'll be at sea on Thursday- will look west with my fingers crossed. Enjoy!
    Thanks Hoghead! Pacific or Atlantic?
    I lived on a boat I built for 11 years.
    Last edited by Luky; 09-24-2019 at 9:29 PM.

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    Atlantic/English Channel -just a short little trip as the Girlfriend:
    a/ Loves the sea and tall ships
    b/ Hopes to see dolphins
    There's a Force 7 blowing in the bay outside the window but it'll calm down by tomorrow.

    We sailed on Astrid before her loss in 2013
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    11 years on a boat?? You must be used to keeping things tidy!

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