2001 Yamaha Roadstar

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

I set out to build a bike that could be ridden all over the country and kept its reliability, had great power, handled like a dream, and had breath taking looks.

What motivated you to start your project?

I wanted a street glide but couldn’t afford one. I set out to find the perfect platform for a custom bagger and the Roadstar was it.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

Using a Harley air strike front wheel really set it off. I had to have custom spacers machined and replace the bearings to match the stock axle. I also am running the bike pumpless (without a fuel pump). This requires removing the air induction system and smog components, adding a high flow in line fuel filter, bentingvthe gas cap and opening up the tank vent, and replacing the needle valve and seat of the carb with a Yamaha grizzly set. I also had to fabricate a set of bag brackets to get the stretched bags to set over the dual exhaust correctly and match the lines of the stretched fender.

What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of the paint job. All body work and paint work was done by myself. Harley crushed ice pearl white was used and the final result is show quality.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

I get a lot of compliments on the bike and a lot of people say “hey nice Harley!”

 

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