I have owned the roadstar for about 3 years now. The bike has had reoccuring cracking issue / flooding issue after you get the engine good and warm, say on a day ride, then stop to eat. When I would come out and try to start the bike it would be flooded. I had the bike to the dealer many times for this. Every component to the starting system electrically has either been rebuilt or replaced. Yet, it still had the flooding problem I described. It doesn't do it all the time, but usually when I go on a little trip. This last time I was at the Power Sports Dinner ride, and the Service Manager so how it flooded after we had eaten and was ready to leave. So I took it in one more time. They checked the carb
, said it was fine. they ran a dry and a web compression test, then per Yamaha Corp Technician a Leak down test. Here is some info from the mechanic:
" Engine solely air cooled - insufficient air flow being allowed past deflectors, heat builds up under fuel tank and boils fuel in tank and carb, causing gas to be forced into intake and engine (hot soak fouling) 5/3 compression and cyl leakdown testing indicates that engine has been damaged by heat build-up. valves/seals and rings all seem to have been affected. "
Thanks for your interest and suggestions. I will most likely look for a salvaged engine.