Just Ride.

Should this ride thread be just a.... well, thread? Or should there be a dedicated Forum topic?

  • Yes, it's own topic in the Forums

    Votes: 19 90.5%
  • Nah... threads good enough.

    Votes: 2 9.5%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

Mikey

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gggGary

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I like the risers, are they direct bolt on? I see some on E Bay for $18-$40 or so. Any year that doesn;t fit? V Star mirrors? Do the work well? What I mean is do you get a rear view or an arm view?
Risers; kinda, the lower bolts are just a tich short, (not enough room for the little hairpin safety) a bit of locktite prolly enough but I got all fancy with some coupling nuts on the lathe for a bomber set up. I think any year 250-500-750 mebbie 920-1100? that uses 7/8 bars are the same. You can use partzilla to do an interchange check. (a very useful tool to learn)
Star mirrors; there are different arms on different models, some are longer ( a very good thing)
Ebayers all LIE about motorcycle handlebar mirror condition............
 
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gggGary

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I like the risers, are they direct bolt on? I see some on E Bay for $18-$40 or so. Any year that doesn't fit?

This Yamaha 42X-23442-00-38 HOLDER, HANDLE LOWER fits the following models and components:

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Yamaha Motorcycle 1990 ROUTE 66 - XV250AC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1990 VIRAGO 535 - XV535AC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1990 VIRAGO 535 - XV535A Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1989 ROUTE 66 - XV250WC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2010 V STAR 250 - XV250ZB Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2005 VIRAGO 250 - XV250T Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2007 VIRAGO 250 CA - XV250W1C Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2009 V STAR 250 - XV250YCR Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1995 VIRAGO 535 - XV535SGC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1995 VIRAGO 535 - XV535G Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1994 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100FC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100H Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 535 - XV535SH Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 VIRAGO 250 - XV250LC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 VIRAGO 535 - XV535LC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 VIRAGO 535 - XV535L Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2002 VIRAGO 250 - XV250PC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 VIRAGO 250 - XV250KC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 VIRAGO 535 - XV535KC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 VIRAGO 535 - XV535K Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1987 VIRAGO 535 - XV535T Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1988 ROUTE 66 - XV250UC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1988 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100UC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1988 VIRAGO 535 - XV535U Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1990 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100A Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1990 ROUTE 66 - XV250A Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1992 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100D Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1995 VIRAGO 535 - XV535SG Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2000 VIRAGO 535 - XV535MC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2000 VIRAGO 250 - XV250MC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2000 VIRAGO 535 - XV535M Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2006 VIRAGO 250 - XV250V Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2004 VIRAGO 250 - XV250SC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1984 VIRAGO 700 - XV700L Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1984 VIRAGO 700 - XV700LC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1985 VIRAGO 1000 - XV1000NC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2002 VIRAGO 250 - XV250P Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 VIRAGO 250 - XV250L Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100HC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 250 - XV250H Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 250 - XV250HC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 1100 SPECIAL - XV1100SH Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1997 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100J Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1997 VIRAGO 535 - XV535SJC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1995 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100G Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1995 VIRAGO 535 - XV535GC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2001 VIRAGO 250 - XV250N Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2000 VIRAGO 250 - XV250M Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100KC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100K Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 VIRAGO 1100 SPECIAL - XV1100SK Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 VIRAGO 1100 SPECIAL - XV1100SKC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1997 VIRAGO 1100 SPECIAL - XV1100SJ Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 535 - XV535SHC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 1100 SPECIAL - XV1100SHC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 VIRAGO 535 - XV535H Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2009 V STAR 250 - XV250YR Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2006 VIRAGO 250 - XV250VC Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2003 VIRAGO 250 - XV250R Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 2007 VIRAGO 250 - XV250W1 Steering

Yamaha Motorcycle 1989 VIRAGO 1100 - XV1100WC Steering


list was WAY too long to put ALL the models here. :love:
 

gggGary

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If that's a direct fit, it's a whole lot cheaper than the Biltwell version.
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Your Victory seems like such a great bike, you absolutely nailed the sound capture with that microphone set up

I threw it up on the big screen with the sound system. It looks good, sounds great!

Fantastic. Thanx, guyz, for checking the sound.

I happened to notice either a deer or an antelope ( do you have those there? ) running away from you in the first video.

Good eye, Bob. Yup, a whitetail.
There *are* those rare occasions when you'll see an exotic (Axis, Antelope, Sika, Impala, ...etc.). Mostly escapees from an exotic hunting ranch. Google "Exotic deer species in Texas".

And, "running away" is preferred.

Last month, doing a video test, I had just turned off the action cam.
30 seconds later a pair of whitetails launched out of the brush, ran alongside me, and jumped to the other side, lofting about 4 feet in the air, crossing right in front of me. Near miss.

Dangit, wished the action cam was still running...
 

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Great ride down Main St, 2M. It's longer than I thought and some big truck traffic as well.

You think it's a long ride at night try it on a summer afternoon when all of Austin piles in and everything comes to a complete halt. The highway department wants to build a truck by pass but the locals are fighting it. They like the traffic.

If you turn right at the christmas trees my driveway is 45 miles down the road.

Nice night video Steve. The stabilization is impressive.
 

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A new to me happening this morning on the ride to work on Buzzy. I was merging onto the express lanes and needed to get ahead of the sewer truck in the lane I am going to. I revved the engine at 5K RPM and started climbing up. At 5500 RPM something awesome happened; Buzzy came alive unlike he has since I've been riding him. I felt a solid surge in power and as I hit 6K RPM, he was pulling really well and it felt great.

I wonder if the higher RPM helped to clear something out or if it was simple the 28°F morning air that did it. Granted, it is nowhere near as forceful as the V-Boost on a VMAX, but it was noticeable and gave me a great feeling this morning.
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It's ironic for me that the video ends here. In 1966 long before this road was there my friend and I spent a afternoon picking up pieces of Indian pottery on the edge of this lake. No one had the heart to tell us that they were pieces of clay pidgins .

Quite a contrast between the Vegas vs. the R3 going over the hill.
 

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I revved the engine at 5K RPM and started climbing up. At 5500 RPM something awesome happened; Buzzy came alive unlike he has since I've been riding him. I felt a solid surge in power and as I hit 6K RPM, he was pulling really well and it felt great.

You know to be honest, I kinda baby my old bikes just because they’re so old, but back in the 70’s I had a ‘76 XS650 when I was young and full of piss and vinegar and I regularly stomped that bike, and it was just as you described, around 5500-6000 RPM that bike had a real kick and pulled very hard, hard enough to walk away from my friend on his Honda 750 , which always surprised both of us! :laugh2:
Carry on Boog, you never slow down you never grow old!
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