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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:05 am

-88- wrote:Dennis has atleast one daughter that can get him set up good to catch up with society/technology....

True. And they both definitely know their way around modern "music technology". Still, there's something about popping in your favorite tape (or CD)...
Did kind of get the air ride pumped up last night (hot wired). Subaru check out today. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby shaggydoink » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:16 am

I'm psyched to hear that you got to take the bike for a ride, you're doing great work... AS ALWAYS! :)

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:45 am

-88- wrote:Okay one you're obsessive as hell about it.....


... that's possible... Before the last hard drive crash and I lost all of it, I had about 30 gigs of MP3s. Johnny cash to Godsmack. Tried random play once and just couldn't take it...
Now I'm happy with an AM radio.

I think it's funny we're all worried about Dennis' music... probably more than he is.

There IS something about putting the tape or CD. You know every song and what order they're being played.. one song ends and your brain is ready for that next one... for me anyway, if a different song came it was just WRONG. I had all my MP3's arranged by album and they were in the proper order.. as they were ON the album.. (LOL, album)
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:12 am

I have had that happen....oooo this is an alright song, but the one about to kick on is.........oh SOB, shuffle I really wanted to hear /that/ song. A couple clicks of the next button I might not get to hear that one, but something good enough to distract me will come on & make me forget.

I will admit there is something about popping in a CD tho(even a cassette i'm just barely old enough) The physical action of it, & kind of this mental contract/or acceptance; for the next hour or so I devote my life to this band & their album. I will hear this so/so songs that I do like, but they're also gonna be highlighted by these 3 that I completely love.

It might be easier for me cuz I fall into the generation that grew with the technology. Cassettes were the thing when I was young, come middle school CDs were about, but you were just as likely to make a mixed TAPE over burning a CD. Cassette players were still common & acceptable going into high school, but you weren't cool for it. By the end of high school it was all CDs not long there after came portable mp3 players & stereo decks with actual mp3 interfaces........Having evolved with the tech, during my learning curve is probably a big help in the tolerance......

Of course we're worried about Dennis' music, we've seen the pipes on that bike.........and they just don't look like they can sing :/
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:57 pm

Completely forgot to mention. I circumcised it :D. Never did like those pipes. It originally (when I received it) had the extra bar and tail lights around the back, which I also disliked, so they came off first (wouldn't fit in my workshop with the extra length). That left the pipes sticking out and I figured "if I'm going to drive this thing, these have to go".
P.S. Yeah, I thought about a video, but trying to hold the camera with one hand, make the video with the other - hasn't happened yet. (much less try to drive the bike). Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:17 pm

-88- wrote: we've seen the pipes on that bike.........and they just don't look like they can sing :/

LOL!! No, not by themselves. That's a sweet sounding engine though, just right for a highway duet with the stereo. maybe it'll sound different after the circumcision.

My Softail could do a duet when I had the V&H Straight Shots on it... IF I had some decent ear buds. But when I switched to Short Shots it was all pipes... all rage, all the time. "obnoxiously loud"
The Short Shot baffles were pretty too. I glued them onto an under counter light fixture with 2 little halogen bulbs and set it on the night stand for mood lighting... bout all they were good for.

Just noticed there's no saddle bags or tour pack on it! I knew it looked different from Dad's... I kept looking at the fairing, that thing just dominates those bikes.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:01 pm

I have the bags and trunk off of it right now. They are with the fairings and all go back on when it is "road ready". The extended "bumper thing will not go back on. I am also currently on the fence about the front crash bars, highway pegs (footrests) and fog lights. Lean towards keeping this stuff though.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:12 pm

That's a huge improvement looks wise, & i'm sure sounds a whole lot better too!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:51 pm

Still working on the "new" Subaru (the distraction from the distraction from the Spacecab). Didn't plan to do a thread on it, but just had to show the sparkplug. Think it was time? So far car is looking pretty good. Timing belt looks good (will replace eventually for G.P.), will need front C.V. axles (knew that when I bought it), rear axles look good, has new calipers, pads, rotors in front. Other stuff will be routine maintenance - coolant change, oil, trans, axle.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:58 pm

This was a far cry from "fun" I was doing the plugs on the Subie. Number 3 scared me. It would only turn about 1/2 turn. I kind of rocked it back and forth (there was oil in the plug tube just like on the 3.2s). I managed to get it about 1-1/2 turns out and I squirted some ATF down in there. Then I put the plug wire back on and warmed it up good. After that, I tried rocking it back and forth again and it broke free (I'd back it out about 3 turns, then turn in back in, and did this until it came all the way out). It didn't pull any aluminum in the threads. Then I ran a 14mm thread chaser in there and let it cool off good before putting the plug - with plenty of antisieze - back in.
While the Subie was cooling off, I decided to make good use of the time on the Yamaha. I had already pulled up an internet tutorial on it and went step by step - except for the throttle cables. They were an absolute bear and I spent a good hour just getting them off the throttle shaft lever. Then whole thing had to be twisted around until I could lift it sideways, out of the center of the frame. The carbs have to be disassembled when off the bike, and must be reassembled (to each other) while placed on a flat plate to guarantee alignment. I find myself wondering how a Weber on a manifold would perform :) .
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby hessmess » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:55 pm

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:01 pm

I seen that carb setup & I think I poo'd myself a little :-o :'( Better you then me, I don't have the patience for finite stuff like that.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:28 pm

Someone has to do it. At work (before the parts gig) I was the shop carb specialist. I had made several special tools for removing and cleaning jets. Many of our "Whiz-bang" "Master certified" mechanics didn't know squat about carbs. They needed a monitor and a keyboard. I cleaned one last night and the other one this afternoon. The one last night was definitely the worst of the two. The small jet to the top left of the penny has an orifice that is about the size of a bristle on a wire brush (what I use to clean them). When they're this gummed up, I hold them over a propane torch with a pair of needle nosed pliers to burn off the gum, then I clean them with wires, brake cleaner, and compressed air. As Bon Jovi said "We're Halfway There".
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:53 am

Boy we need an update on this bad boy !!

I still enjoy tearing into carbs , I've cleaned several in the last couple weeks now ... I haven't ever thought of using a torch , many luck I'd melt something or catch myself on fire haha !!

I can hardly stand the smell of rotten old gas , it's nasty !!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:47 pm

Time for an update on a lot of "Dennisworld". What a time it has been. Up until today, my weekends have been "requisitioned" for at least the last 6 weeks. Last Saturday was my Saturday to work. The previous, I was flying back from Michigan (after a 2 day drive up there), the previous was my younger daughter's High School graduation (teary eyes and all). Before that, a day at the boneyard trying to get a fender for Daughters car (after wife backed into it, then it was work Saturday again. UGH!!!!!
That's bad? NO. I came back from Michigan, and the following Tuesday, the house A/C went out ($$$). Wednesday, the wife's car blew a head gasket (you pull the engine and pull BOTH heads. Both heads had cracks - they're at Clearwater Cylinder Head being rebuilt.
The good news: somewhere in all this, after my last post on the Venture, I got the carbs back on, got it tagged (150.00 to the Crooks at DMV), and I put about 5 miles on it around the neighborhood. The carbs are tempermental. They still tend to flood if it has sat for a few days (stupid brass seats and steel needles w/o rubber tips). It now has a small leak from the clutch push rod seal after you drive it < 1oz, but annoying. If the weekend allows, I just might need to do a "therapy ride" tomorrow. Trying to decide if I should do a Forester head gasket thread. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:59 pm

Ewww you have been getting put through the ringer !! Must be something in the air , I've been doing side stuff at work and building a good sized (fancy) shed at home , throw in my little helpers and it gets exciting at times !!

So you're getting the heads welded up ?

I hope you get some therapy riding in , I miss being able to cruise my old buggy that I had up to the woods from my old house ... Lots of good times !!

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby shaggydoink » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:00 am

DSUZU wrote:Time for an update on a lot of "Dennisworld". What a time it has been.


Oh jeez Dennis, it sounds like you've had one hell of a spell down there. :shock: Taking a therapy ride sounds like just the ticket, jump on that bike and let your spirit go free for a while!! :thumbup:

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:39 am

When it rains it pours! The Demon Murphy is a pitiless bastage...

A/C going out is a real kick in the head, hope you got that fixed up. That'd be Priority 1 at my house and all other activities suspended.

Therapy ride might be good for the carbs too. Good excuse anyway. We used to call it "blowing the soot out"... Doc called it "goofing off".
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:53 pm

The house A/C was FIRST priority (3 women in house besides me). It totally died on Wednesday night, and the new one was installed on Friday. Wasn't cheap, but I got a real good system, and I have known the company owner for about 20 years. He knocked probably about 600-700 off the cost of the system. My neighbor had his replaced about 5 days later (different company), paid maybe 1,000 less than me, but didn't get half the system I got. Happy with the A/C
Did take the Yammer out for a short spin Saturday evening just before dark. I hadn't run it in about 3 weeks and I can say it doesn't like sitting for that long. It still needs the oil leak fixed (annoyance), the air ride system fixed, and before any "real" riding, the front tire needs replaced - it is age worn. ME, I want to get a lot of "neighborhood" practice on this bike before doing any real driving with it. It is a very heavy bike. The difference between my 125 Honda and thiis is like driving a compact car then driving a big heavy truck. Once this tropical system gets past, I need another drive. Maybe some video next time. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:36 am

DSUZU wrote: ME, I want to get a lot of "neighborhood" practice on this bike before doing any real driving with it. It is a very heavy bike. The difference between my 125 Honda and thiis is like driving a compact car then driving a big heavy truck. Once this tropical system gets past, I need another drive. Maybe some video next time. Dennis


Oh man, those things are so top heavy... I was used to my Softail when dad got his Venture. I'm glad the guy he bought it from was close to the interstate when I rode it home and my first ride on it wasn't in low speed traffic.

be careful in the hood... is all I'm saying. I's like riding a horse that doesn't like you, and that horse is sneaky and has a mean sense of humor.

Once up to speed it handles like a dream though. Wonderful highway bike.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:41 pm

So how much do those bikes weigh ? I remember my brother had a gold wing , very big and very heavy bike (nice though)...

It's nice here today so I guess I'll go work on the wife's shed ... :)
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:24 pm

I believe its around 750 lbs. Going from a tall, high riding, light bike to a low riding, top heavy heavy bike - whew! Was going to take it to the auto parts store to pick up some Subie parts*, but it's raining here and there, so I'm playing it safe for now. Did use it to jump start my riding mower Friday evening. Dennis

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:49 pm

No pictures, but valuable lessons learned this weekend. 1. You do NOT want to lay a Yamaha Venture over on it's side (even in your back yard). 2. If you do, you do NOT want it to be resting on your left foot(or the right one for that matter). If you do either of the above, you WILL want two men and a boy to pick it up. I used a lot of determination and a few choice words, but I managed to get it up by myself. (after dragging my foot from under it) Not fun. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby N law » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:35 pm

I've seen all these videos of women picking up fully dressed Harley's by themselves. Depending on which side it falls on determines the best way. If it's on its right side, put the kickstand out and put your back towards the bike, grabbing the right handlebar with your left hand and your right hand on the rear fender. Squat and rock the bike back with your butt on the seat, slowly walking backwards til it's standing back up on the kickstand. The other side is harder since you have to stop it once up and then get the kickstand back down. It's a good technique to learn if you ride anything larger than a 125!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:47 pm

DSUZU wrote:No pictures,


What?!

I don't know how many times I dropped my bike, usually in the yard or at muddy camp grounds at rallies. Never once did I stop and say "Whoa! I gotta get a pic of this!". Helped a lot of other people picked theirs up at rallies too... wanted to take pics of that but didn't.
Dad dropped his a few times getting used to it and I dropped it once. Of all the bikes I've picked up that old Venture was the hardest. The weight on it is right in between what a Softail Standard and an Ultra Glide weighs. But the center of gravity is a lot higher.

Didn't break anything on yourself or the bike? First time dad dropped his it broke the clutch lever off. Luckily the parking lot we were in was about a half mile from the house of a guy that worked on bikes. I rode it to his house and dad followed in my pickup.

I'm glad you weren't injured and managed to escape and pick it up okay... and didn't starve to death waiting for somebody to find you under it.

LOL, just remembered a friend who used to drop his bike in the parking lot of bars.. a lot. and he always ended up pinned. He would just lay there and rest up a while... then call any friends who were in the bar and have them bring him a beer... then they'd pick the bike up.
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