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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:58 pm

Motorcycle day today. The whole day (it rained off and on). I decided to tackle the "big project" - R+R the gas tank. And some of you think dropping an Isuzu tank is bad. Half the frame has to come apart. Got the tanks swapped, fuel lines run, air cleaner and battery box back on (fuel line hooks to the carbs under the air box). Then I decided to tackle the front brakes. Got tht master cylinder swapped out then I had to take the headlight out for access to the wiring. 4 wires hoof to the brake master. Two for the brake light, and 2 for the low fluid warning light. The brake light was plug and play, but the warning wires had to be fed through the fairing and front forks. Then I swapped out the clutch master. Only 2 wires on this one for clutch safety, again, plug and play. Still have to change the clutch slave. It won't be fun because you have to twist and turn it a certain way to remove and worse to get the new on back in. That will be a different post. Also have to pull the thermostat housing as the O-ring is leaking coolant, exhaust pipe and hopefully not the radiator again. After that, maybe some gas and a test ride time :D Side fairings, bags, and the other "bling" will not go back on until everything is shaken down good. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:02 pm

Now missing Dad's old Venture. he was living with me back then, both of us between wives. He hadn't ridden in decades and found the bike in Oklahoma City. We drove up and I rode it back in the rain. Sure was top heavy compared to my Softail but MAN, that thing was a dream on the highway.

He was a little disappointed the fairing wouldn't fit through the front door on the house, he was wanting to park it in the living room next to my Harley... I did mention we were both single then, right?

I seem to remember him having to replace that O ring too. And the master cylinder. He also had a weird rattle going on we couldn't trace. Then he figured out a baffle in the exhaust was loose inside the resonator or whatever that thing is...
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:39 pm

Man that looks like an absolute horrendous job. 2 Allen head screws, & one 12 or 14 bolt I can have my tank off in 5 min or less. And the Allen head screws can be optional depending how far "off" I need the tank lol......prepping mine for this riding season so far, new battery, plugs (4), drain & replace gas, lube & tighten chain all only took me 45 minutes....I bet you had that just in running/chasing the electrical wires. Oil is low miles, but I still change it for age, so I got that, make new plug wires, and intimating of all fork seals left to do......That brings her all the way back to highway condition, not that I'm not riding it anyways. My right pant leg just gets a little tube oil for good measure ;) lol......Still all the tastey mods, and want to's too, but keeping priorities real atm.....I need to add a longer distance bike to my stable, but watching you I think I'm gonna stay away from the venture :p

It's looking great tho, and I'm sure the progress feels awesome.......BUT, & I'm sure this goes for you too, we're all dying for d-day, when you stick that key in, turn it over, & fire it up.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:07 pm

So I got into the coolant leak. The hose clamp on the thermostat was left loose :oops:. When I tightened it, coolant oozed out indicating it had been leaking. That's what I get from "sneaking" repair work here and there interrupted by "Dinner's ready". Still had to take the left exhaust pipe off to find that, but it's buttoned up now. Next step: Clutch slave. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:14 am

That motor looks like a radial airplane engine , atleast half ... You must have some sort of passion/love for that seeing as how it looks like a pita to work on ... Hopefully the clutch job goes smooth , I'd like to see pics of it !!

And all this means that you must be feeling much better too :)
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:24 pm

The vertical moldings on the cylinders give it the radial look. It's actually more of a 60 degree V-4. So yesterday, I worked the evening shift at work (3:00-midnight). Good news was up to say 2:00 was Bike time. Bad news is today I'm semi trashed (body still wants to get up at 5:30, but slept till 6:30. Had to be @ work @ 08:00. I did get the clutch slave swapped out, went much easier this time - maybe because I have experience now. Got the oil and filter changed. Bad news is it seems to have the clutch plates stuck together - common on bikes that have sat a long time. Also, the thermostat O-ring does appear to still be leaking. When I get it started again (maybe tonite?), I'll try breaking the clutch loose. If not, I'll have to pull the case cover (8-10 bolts) and 6 bolts to pull the clutch pack apart - plus tip it to one side so all my fresh oil doesn't pour out.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:11 pm

Sheeesh! How'd that thing fit in there? Confined spaces... *shiver*

That yamahammer motor always impressed me. In '07 I was thinking about getting a new touring bike. It was a tossup between the Venture or a Goldwing. The Goldwing beat the Venture on paper, in every way imaginable. But the Venture was just a cool bike. But the only color I could get either one in was black... so I passed. Then got distracted and forgot about buying another bike.

2 of the Venture's biggest drawbacks was carbs instead of injected and the way it's built routine maintenance looked like a hassle compared to the Wing.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:20 pm

Like this blue one? But only available to you in black? This was an era I really started to fall out off favor with yamaha....too blatantly cloning HD, and not building & doing their own thing. Honda motorcycles didn't set themselves that far apart, but their bikes didn't look like HD ripoffs nearly as much. Thats why i'm loving Victory motorcycles by Polaris so much right now, they're pushing the envelope of modern motorcycle design....Definitely doing their own thing & leaving the others to play catch up.


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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:40 pm

Drove it today :D.I ran it for about 20 minutes yesterday, but the clutch was stuck and I figured I'd have to tear it apart to free it up. When I went to put it away for the night, I did a "hail Mary" and put it in gear, pulled the clutch lever in, and rocked it. The hot oil must have done the trick because it broke loose. I fired it up and slowly let the clutch out and she crept forward a few feet. Tomorrow we ride!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:11 pm

-88- wrote:Like this blue one? But only available to you in black? .


Yeah. Just like that. The guys at Eddie Hill's said I could order another color but it'd be a year or so before I got it. The dash reminded me of an old Ford. I was riding Harleys back then so the similarities didn't bother me. Road Glide was also on the list but cost an extra 10k. I was getting burnt out on Harley. Still liked the bikes but the company itself and the dealers were getting on my nerves.

Heard a lot of good things about Victory. Out of the bike thing now though... I'm too mortal now. And I don't drink tequila anymore so probably couldn't ride as well....

Dennis! Glad that clutch fixed itself. I love it when a hassle doesn't happen. And congrats on the Sube. Good cars, wish the stepsons would buy a couple so I wouldn't have to work on their crap.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:30 pm

I'm the same I like HD bikes....vibration & leaks are their main 2 problems. It's the company I don't care for same as you, & more & more here lately the ppl on them....but I can't blame HD for their customers.......But like Deere, Case, & a few others....Expecting us to pay an extra 10-30% for essentially the same product just because the name you slap on the side? Eff you........That being said I can't resist a road glide any more than I can live without breathing.....


Dennis this wasn't a thread jack, just a mild detour. :p


I don't think I responded to your pm yet....your "hail mary" was some slick ssshhht. I woulda never thought of, nor have I heard of nothing like that. I'm filing it away deep in my mind....I think I need to start a Dennis drawer in there at this point. It's sweet it worked out that smooth for ya, the new car.....err distraction does kind of suck tho. So other then the reeking fuel smell & it being a short put run....How'd it ride?
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:53 pm

Bike rode great. It has an on board computerized air ride system that I either haven't figured out yet, or it has an electrical power issue. Could have been a bit stiffer, but rode good. POWER!!!! I last drove a Honda CB750 4 back in 1979. Biggest bike I've driven since then was an XL250, and that's been a good 10 years - XL125 since then - much difference with almost 10X the CCs.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:54 pm

Tell me it had the best interior ever?

effin Cadillac technology in a motorcycle from the early 80s....that's kinda crazy & a foreseeable PITA....I know it's a huge benefit on the bigger heavier beasts....& even being a air ride fan in other vehicles....On a motorcycle i'm just not a fan, not really sure why, just the thought air ride bike makes me go meh.

I do recall for your dump bed we taught you how to make & intertnetize video.....might be time to dust off those lessons ;) When I have better wifi i've got a walk around of my bike on YouTube already......i'm a big time youngin in it, but i'll post it in here just to break the ice for you ;)
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:27 pm

Yeah, the air system... Dad loved that on his. But it did take him a while to figure out how to use it. Once he figured it out he could load his bags and trailer up and set the suspension so it handled right.
I was jealous... When i loaded my bike and trailer up with camping gear and beer my Hog handled like a cow.

Does yours have the cassette player too?
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:28 pm

Yep. Gotta get some "Kenny Rogers" cassettes (retiree/ full dresser/motorhome music :D). Has me wondering if anybody has figured out how to convert to CD. Gotta have my Skynrd music. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby itsmehb » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:00 pm

Gotta have my Skynrd music. Dennis

Hey Dennis,
There live Saturday nite here at the Texas motor speedway, Ride that bike over here and take in a race and a concert!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:16 pm

DSUZU wrote:Yep. Gotta get some "Kenny Rogers" cassettes (retiree/ full dresser/motorhome music :D). Has me wondering if anybody has figured out how to convert to CD. Gotta have my Skynrd music. Dennis


Discman with a cassette adapter?

Dad's cassette player was broke. He looked into different stereos but it wasnt a standard DIN. I think he found a few options but they were too pricey for his fixed income. And he didn't want to take a Dremel to his fairing to make a single DIN fit.
This was 10 years ago so there are a lot more options now.

When I was shopping for stereos for my truck I looked at a Bluetooth receiver that was mounted under the dash and synced with your phone. Play mp3s or radio app on your phone and its routed through the reciever. Pretty slick but $250. And the added headache of keeping your phone charged and data usage.
I ended up getting an AM/FM receiver for a boat. Small package, tough. No CD though.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:29 am

What's a cassette player?

















i'm not really that young, I just wanted ya'll to feel that old. :D Definitely come out for the race & concert Dennis. It's not that far for Von either.....between the 3 of you, i'll show you all one heck of a good time.....I promise I won't take bets on the side who has a heart attack first. :D


I found my video......sheesh from 5 years ago :/ boy time flies. This was made for another group, but the bike is well showcased......NSFW for foul language, but I do keep my clothes on.

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:55 am

Glad to hear you got to take the bike for a spin !!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:55 am

-88- wrote:What's a cassette player?

Aw come on. It replaced the 8 track :D . Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby N law » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:09 am

I've seen a lot of people just put in a small amp with 3.5mm headphone jack input. You can run all your tunes off of an iphone/ipod/MP3 player. They are popular for bikes because you can hide them under the seat or somewhere (about the size of a deck of cards) and then just run power and speaker wire. I've considered putting one on my scooter, but don't want to cut the glovebox for the speakers...
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:06 pm

I have to confess: 8 tracks, I remember. Cassettes. I know, CDs, I have figured out. But IPODS... MP3s... I'm feelin my age. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:52 pm

DSUZU wrote:I have to confess: 8 tracks, I remember. Cassettes. I know, CDs, I have figured out. But IPODS... MP3s... I'm feelin my age. Dennis


From an old man's perspective... (although I think you've got a decade on me Dennis..)

I tried the MP3 player thing with my bike. Hassle, really. It's not like your favorite CD (or 8 track) where you know what songs are next and you know when to hit the "next" button.
The best thing about MP3s is the compression, you can cram a ton of music into a little bit of memory. But it's just too much! With MP3s you only have your favorite songs... and a TON of them. You have to organize them. You HAVE to. By artist or mood or whatever. And that means having an interface for picking a folder to play from or a playlist. And that is just a HASSLE, pure and simple. It's one thing sitting at your desk and moving a mouse around, but on your bike...

And THEN you find yourself obsessing about the playlists. You're constantly refining them.. because you can... and when you're listening to them you're busy critiquing and mentally making notes on songs to add or remove instead of enjoying the tunes and your bike. ... I finally gave up and just put louder pipes on the bike.

If you really want your tunes as you like them now... on CD... Check into putting a CD changer in a saddle bag or luggage trunk and see what head units are available now. Maybe made for a boat or bike and has a smaller foot print that'll fit in your fairing. Or a remote velcroed to the console
Or just listen to the engine.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:24 pm

Okay one you're obsessive as hell about it.....I had like 1000 songs on my mp3 player, set it on shuffle & hit play.....2 chose the player wisely so key BUTTONS (a must) are easily accessible, volume, pause play, & next....song comes on your not in the mood for hit that easily accessible big next button......


Dennis has atleast one daughter that can get him set up good to catch up with society/technology....
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby N law » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:26 am

iPod shuffle. Those things were idiot proof and have the easily accessible buttons like a tape player has. You can load tons of songs and just hit play. If you don't like a song, next! It'd be easier to do one of those and a simple amp than hauling around all the cassettes or CDs. Plus, you could have it all for less than $100.
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