Last month I bought a 2000 Roadstar just as a beater bike to ride around while I was finishing up another bike I was building. I already have an '03 that I keep out in AZ because I go out there a few times a year to ride, and I love it. The '00 was a great deal and I couldn't pass it up, only problem was, it was pink! So here are a few pics of my progress so far...
Here is the bike as I got it, a very faded Magenta or something. All I know is it looked pink!
First thing I did was start stripping off all the big clunky stuff that Yamaha hangs all over these things.
Here is a shot of my brother cruising down the highway after I cleaned it up a litte, but it still has a long way to go!
Next I decided to make up a nice set of 1.25" apes. For some reason I don't have alot of pics of this process, but basically I started with some scrap tubing that I bent around the counterweight on one of my forklifts at work...
Tubing cut and notched, ready for welding..
Trial fitting them
Fairing in the welds and primed, I will paint the bars flat black when I do the tins and add a set of spikes to go in the holes at the top.
I got a good deal on a set of Harley/DNA fat spoke wheels, so I had to do some adapting. The new wheels are 18" x 3.5" in the front and I went to a 5.5"/180 tire in the rear.
I made these adapters to fit the meteric front axle to the Harley wheel. The idea came from a guy on this list The rear was just a simple bearing swap, and I had to ream out the center spacer:
The pulley was a bit of a PIA. I got a Harley pulley off ebay, but I don't know what I was thinking because I bought the wrong size center hole. It wasn't a big deal anyway because I needed to make a hub spacer to get the belt clearance I needed. I had to bore the center hole on the pulley:
Then make the hub spacer to center on the pulley and the wheel:
It's hard to see in the pic but I made this little centering spacer so I could set the pulley on the spacer, drop the little spacer in each bolt hole, and it would center the punch in the hole to mark them.
Finished, had to move the pulley outbooard about 7/8" to center the wheel and get belt clearance.
I bought a rear brake adapter from Looneys so I could use the Yamaha caliper on the Harley rotor. It's a little crude but does the job really well. When I get some time I'll switch to a chrome Harley caliper, axle mount it hanging straight down, and run a HIEM link to the Yamaha frame mount, but that can wait.