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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:29 pm

Fortunately, it went over kind of slow. I was backing it around to drive out of the back yard (hadn't started it yet). With the front wheel cocked all the way to the left, it was slightly off balance and I felt it starting to go and I ended up going with it. Didn't take much to drag my foot out (good, because wife was in the shower). Worst part was I was on my way to help rescue someone with a flat tire (I had thrown a breaker bar and set of lug nut extractors in the trunk). At least it was in my back yard.
Because of the swept back handlebars and the fairing, a Venture is a very difficult bike to pick up by one's self. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby shaggydoink » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:44 am

Eeek!! Spencer had that Honda Shadow around our house for a while which I was always very hesitant to move, I'm thankful things turned out OK in the end for you!

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:35 am

Wow that could have not gone so good , I'm glad you didn't get hurt Dennis , 760lbs is quite a bit of weight , my quads are 550lbs , I wouldn't want one of them on me let alone something heavier !!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:00 pm

Had to work yesterday. Decided I needed therapy today. Got the air ride system working. Got the fuel gauge working, drove it around a bit, gassed it up. :D. I might even drive it to work one day this week if the weather holds. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:36 pm

Well Happy friggin' Labor Day. Let's back up a week here. I got my new tires and mounted them. Last Monday, I took the tires to a cycle shop to have them balanced. Got home, started putting them on and realized I was missing a spacer for the back wheel. Looked all over, and no luck. Called the dealer the next day and sure enough, the mechanic had left it on the balancer. Got it all put together just in time for the tropical storm / hurricane to hit. Did get a test drive when the weather cleared. Today started out beautifully, so after taking my last load of storm debris to the dump (trip #4), I came home and started other projects. The last one was to put the remaining fairings on the Yamaha. I was just finishing up with that and was kneeled over tightening the last screw and when I straightened up WHAM!!!! A bracket on my workshop door, which was not secure, was waiting for my head. Back in April, when working on my Spacecab, I smacked the front of my head into the gas filler bracket.
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Now the Yamaha has it's blood sacrifice - 9 staples worth of it.
Aug - Sept Labor Day 006.JPG

Like the commercials say THAT'S NOT ALL!!!!!. We're at the clinic getting my head put back together (I really didn't think it was all that bad, but the "pros" all agreed I needed more pain), anyway while this is going on, a downpour comes through - did I mention that it was so nice this morning that I had my truck windows down - did I?
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby wmorrisiii » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:22 pm

Well that qualifys as a sucky day! At least the staples were quicker than sutures. The truck windows down would have
put me over the edge too. God should not kick a man when he is already down :roll:
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby N law » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:58 pm

I saw the pictures load first before reading the text and thought that there was an accident involved. I'm glad it was only a shop injury. As a son of a surgeon, I've been present during lots of staples. Theyll be fine in the hair (preferred actually) but the big PITA is getting them removed. The way they go in is like two quarter circle books that rotate down towards each other. To pull them out, you have to go see someone who has the tool to remove them. It has two prongs on bottom and one on top. The two goes under and the top one pushes down in the middle of the staple, rotating the staple hooks back out. I've got one of the tools somewhere but that's just a heads up before you decide to rip them out yourself!!!

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:42 am

N law wrote:I saw the pictures load first before reading the text and thought that there was an accident involved. I'm glad it was only a shop injury. As a son of a surgeon, I've been present during lots of staples. Theyll be fine in the hair (preferred actually) but the big PITA is getting them removed. The way they go in is like two quarter circle books that rotate down towards each other. To pull them out, you have to go see someone who has the tool to remove them. It has two prongs on bottom and one on top. The two goes under and the top one pushes down in the middle of the staple, rotating the staple hooks back out. I've got one of the tools somewhere but that's just a heads up before you decide to rip them out yourself!!!

Sorry bout the bad weekend...


Same here... seeing the pics load and thought the worst.

Yuck. Staples. When they removed the staples from my back it suuuucked. Not excruciating pain or anything. Annoying as hell.

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby shaggydoink » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:21 am

Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear about this Dennis! :( Did the bracket on the door live to see another day? I've always had a bit of a nasty, retaliatory streak to me, so have a feeling that bracket - if not the whole door - would have ended up torn to shreds and on fire had that happened to me. :shock:

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:05 pm

Thanks for the concerns guys. Jon, the "bracket" is actually the tool rest on my 3/4 hp bench grinder, that is mounted to the one door (space saving). The tool rest will be modified to remove the sharp edge. Yes, there have been times when my temper has caused destruction, but sometimes the destruction is to my bod, so I'm getting a little more temperate. Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:30 pm

I'm getting u a hard hat.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby N law » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:14 am

-88- wrote:I'm getting u a hard hat.


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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby -88- » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:25 am

Not a motorcycle helmet idgaf if Dennis wears one of those.....a actual factual legitimate hardhat.....cuz clearly....
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:40 pm

Ouch !! That's one reason I try not to cut my hair to short (still leaves some to detect) I am sorry , you seem to use your head a little to much on jobs :)
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:21 pm

So here's the rest of the story. The pictures do the telling. When I bought the grinder, I got a good deal on it because the tool rests were broken off. "No problem, I'll jus make some". And I did. I intended to radius the corner, but never got around to it - besides, "it's underneath there, what's it going to hurt? (this is partly why so many rednecks get hurt). Tonight I got around to it. After radiusing the corner, I welded a piece of 3/4 bar stock to help stiffen it and provide a less injurious surface for "if it ever happens again"
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P.S. When I was finished, I took the Yamaha around the neighborhood for an evening spin. Much more comfortable with the rest of the fairings on. The fairings direct the radiator heat away from the riders. Dennis
EDIT: P.S.S. I had planned on getting a haircut last week, that's obviously put off now. Hope to get these staples removed Wednesday. They are a pain. I have to be real careful brushing my hair and they often cause headaches - annoying.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby shaggydoink » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:43 pm

DSUZU wrote:So here's the rest of the story. The pictures do the telling.


Holy smokes, that first picture gave me the chills!! :shock:

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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:06 pm

My parents were HUGE fans of the Pink Panther movies, so I grew up watching all of those. I always thought it would be cool to have a man servant like Inspector Clouseau's Cato, to set traps and ambushes and keep me vigilant... alas, I have never been able to afford my own Cato... and that has saddened me.

You, my friend, are a genius! On my days off this week I'm going to start constructing traps and hazards for myself! I too shall be my own Cato!
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:59 am

:oops: Oh well.
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:58 am

Good job on the improvement , looks much safer and stronger ... I don't think I've ever had staples , causing a headache makes me think they hit cranium :shock:

So the bikes just about there now as far as dependability and comfort ?

Oh ps I nailed my hand with a baby sledge Tuesday driving in cam bearings , I feel/felt your pain brother :alien:
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:03 pm

Another chapter comes to a close. This is the picture I posted on C/L when I sold the Yamaha. Sad fact is (was) I have a 1989 Isuzu, 1976 Honda, 1972 Honda (waiting), 1969 sailboat (also somewhat waiting), and the 1967 Coot ATV (been waiting). Add the 1983 Yamaha and it is just way too many old things that seem to constantly need attention. I had replaced the leaking clutch seal and the battery light came on :roll:. It turned out to simply be a sensor for the water level from the original battery, but there went another couple of hours tracking things down. My 76 Honda had gone neglected since the Yamaha came around, and I recently had to pull the tank and clean tank and carb. Honda will win out over Yamaha. It was an awesome bike, really fun to ride (all total I put about 400+ miles on it), but it still needs some stuff to get it to "right".
Another factor was that while my wife was really starting to get interested in becoming a middle aged bike babe (as opposed to biker babe), she had a recent neck injury and they say she will have to be careful of her neck from now on. The weight of a helmet and any twisting was not advised. Long story short - more time for the Spacecab. In the end I did get back what I had invested in bringing the Venture back to life. Resurrecting it was half the fun. I have a 2.6 head to go play with now... Dennis
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby Von » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:14 am

DSUZU wrote:Another chapter comes to a close.


:( Adulting sucks... The right move though. Especially with your wife's neck situation. After the last spill I took on my bike, any time my wife was on the back I was a total nervous wreck. No fun at all.

I'm trying hard to avoid that situation myself. I'm trying really, really hard to just have the M715 and the Fairlane... at least until my wife gets around to picking a contractor and gets her new counter tops...

That's the ONLY thing that kept me from jumping on a 93 Amigo I saw on the Isuzu Trader group. $500. Needed a clutch and a sunroof. In Yukon OK... Close. Cheap. Fixable... The perfect storm and I had to pass...
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:17 am

That's kinda sad , sounds like you broke even and enjoyed yourself !! What more could you asked for :)
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Re: 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale

Postby DSUZU » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:46 am

Heading out this morning for oral surgery :cry:. Just took "happy pill" (they say for anxiety :D), waiting for it to kick in. I'll probably be worthless for the next few days. At least the Yammer isn't hanging over my head. It was awesome fun, but it was maintenance and work too. Again, half the fun was bringing it back to life. Dennis
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1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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