Turned My Road Star Into a Solo Seater

Now that I have the HD Ultra to lug the wife around, I turned my Road Star into a solo-seater. Yesterday, I pulled off the bags, bag mounts...

Now that I have the HD Ultra to lug the wife around, I turned my Road Star into a solo-seater.

Yesterday, I pulled off the bags, bag mounts, passenger seat, backrest, and passenger floor boards. I got on the bike, and yeah, it's a lot lighter. Not only that, but I had a bunch of stuff in the bags weighing it down too.

So, me and Jello went to North County Yamaha to buy some chrome pieces for the rear fender to complete the look. I got the fender trim pieces and the fender rack. I thought about getting the seat rail too, just to go for that retro look, but decided to skip on that for now.

2004 Yamaha Road Star and 2005 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic


I took a ride on it, and rode it out to a stretch of road where I could really open up the throttle. It definitely has a lot more acceleration. I already had the Stage 1 modification on it, but now I can really feel difference it makes. I imagine not having those bags hanging off the sides makes it more streamlined.

Even the sound of those Vance & Hines Powershots have improved. My guess is that the full sound of the pipes is reaching my ears now that the bags are no longer hiding them. I think getting rid of the bags really makes the look of the pipes stand out.

Next up? I want to get some chromed wheels, rotors, and brake calipers.

Too bad it started raining this afternoon. I was looking to take the Roadie out for a longer ride.

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