A Review of the Yamaha Royal Star Venture Motorcycle

Apr 12, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Associated Content

Font Discriminating long-haul tour riders know that they really only have two choices when it comes to a full-dress touring bike, the Honda Goldwing, and the Yamaha Royal Star Venture. via Associated Content

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Bill

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#22
Sep 20, 2011
 
Try Avon Venoms for tires. I run 38/41 F/R, and get about 20K and 10K front and rear. Some get more, but I end up doing a fair amount of straightline riding (unfortunately). My 2000 RSV has 132,000+ miles on it, still going strong.

Lots of technical information is available at www.venturers.org and you can get a 30 day free trial too!
mike

United States

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#23
Jan 28, 2012
 
I have a 2004 Honda aero and I'm looking to get a larger bike for commuting to work (85 miles RT) and start doing some trips with the wife. A friend at work recommended the Venture S. My wife does not do well with her back on the aero, is passenger seat comfy? Any quirks or complaints on the bike? What kind of gas mileage? I like getting my info from fellow riders than floor salesmen.
Michael van der kraats

Kamloops, Canada

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#24
Feb 11, 2012
 
Just traded our 99 1500 Wing SE for a 2011 Royal Star Venture S
Have been faith full to Goldwing for the last 25 years but are now looking forward to a new experience. Goldwing a a great bike but I am sure we will have as much fun on our new Venture as we had with our Wing.

The only worry I have is the lack of tail lights ect.
Tim R

Broken Arrow, OK

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#25
Apr 27, 2012
 
tim radford wv wrote:
i have 09 venture love it except it is hard on tires tried metzler & donlop any suggestions ?
Try Avon Venoms, Night and day difference with handling and alot smoother ride.
Peter Varley

Australia

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#26
Jun 28, 2012
 
Hi everyone, I have a 2006 venture in imaculate condition, I have added heated seats and grips and think it is just as good as a wing. with more style.I am in australia and the venture is rare here, I have only seen a couple for sale.I bought it with 50000 klms and have added 4000klms since March.Just love it for two cruising, heaps of looks any where we go!!
KenP

Spring, TX

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#27
Jun 30, 2012
 
Looking at a used RSV, and was curious as to the differnces in model years, say from the 2008 upwards.
Peter varley

Australia

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#28
Jun 30, 2012
 
2006 Venture in Australia, thought I would mention that all parts and accessories that I have purchased for my bike have come from cruiser customizing in the States as they are at least half the price or better even including shipping. Bikes and parts in Aust. are almost double the price here.
rob

Ulverston, UK

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#29
Jul 1, 2012
 
Peter Varley wrote:
Hi everyone, I have a 2006 venture in imaculate condition, I have added heated seats and grips and think it is just as good as a wing. with more style.I am in australia and the venture is rare here, I have only seen a couple for sale.I bought it with 50000 klms and have added 4000klms since March.Just love it for two cruising, heaps of looks any where we go!!
true but if u buy and get a mail saying currently out of stock
dig in for the winter cos u will wait for ages
with them i did
rob

Ulverston, UK

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#30
Jul 1, 2012
 
got some highway hawk turnouts
unused i know they are bloody loud
for R.S.VENTURE
HAVE A U TUBE LINK TO HEAR EM
if anyone interested
UK
hector

Miami, FL

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#31
Aug 26, 2012
 
I'm think in buy a 2000 venture with 50,000 miles.this have been ride in one year.I'll like hear some opinion.
DOG

Hayfield, MN

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#32
Nov 3, 2012
 
I have a 2000 venture with 46,000 miles on it and it started burning up batteries, cooks them. Had it to two dfferent shops and they cannot figure out the problem. Blows bulbs, fuel pump burned up.
Burned up the amplifier. Yamaha reps. say they never heard anything like it. Bike was never jump started. Figure that one out.
Brian

Nyack, NY

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#33
Nov 15, 2012
 
DOG wrote:
I have a 2000 venture with 46,000 miles on it and it started burning up batteries, cooks them. Had it to two dfferent shops and they cannot figure out the problem. Blows bulbs, fuel pump burned up.
Burned up the amplifier. Yamaha reps. say they never heard anything like it. Bike was never jump started. Figure that one out.
My feeling is voltage regulator, it will do that.
Eck Nace

Madison, AL

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#34
Dec 21, 2012
 
For those of you who Dont know about this site, please give us a try..Our site is geared towards Yamaha Royal Star Ventures ...1st gens and 2nd gens it also include many tech articles to help you as the owner become more familur with yoru ride.

We also talk of and ride other makes and models and some tech articles are availble for these as well.

Site is free for 60 days.. then $1.00 a month ($12 bucks a year) for all teh technical information, and RS Venture family members you can stand.
The moeny collected runs the sie and provides cards and flowers to our VR family in times of need.


We have a blast.. Meet & eats, rallies and more.

SO come check us out.

www.Venturerider.org
Nick

Surrey, Canada

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#35
Jan 10, 2013
 
Mine did the same until I blocked the AIS (Air Induction System) hoses. Very quiet now. Took 10 minutes and is a free fix. Look it up on Ventures.org
Dutch wrote:
I bought a 2000 Venture with only 7394 miles on it, I rode it a few months, and it started to slightly back fire when release of the throttle and at idle, it now has 9430 miles, the machanic told me it normal and had other venture's come in with the same problem. my thinking is it's not, does anyone have any input. I love the bike and it's handleing is awsome. Thanks.

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#36
Jan 10, 2013
 
Riding motorcycle is cool,but it's also very dangerous.Bikers should be careful when riding a motorcycle.We should be responsible for ourselves and our family.
Sometimes riding with friends is much more safe than riding alone.But it seems a little hard to find biker friends around us.
Fortunately,there are some online web site where we can meet bikers in our area.
For instance,Bikerunity&#12290 ;net is the #1 biker dating site where we can share experience and find relationship.

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#37
Jan 10, 2013
 
Riding motorcycle is cool,but it's also very dangerous.Bikers should be careful when riding a motorcycle.We should be responsible for ourselves and our family.
Sometimes riding with friends is much more safe than riding alone.But it seems a little hard to find biker friends around us.
Fortunately,there are some online web site where we can meet bikers in our area.
For instance,Bikerunity do net is the #1 biker site where we can share experience and find relationship.
Rickii Bii --Louisiana

Houston, TX

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#38
Aug 15, 2013
 
The only bad thing about my YAMAHA ROYAl STAR VENTURE is that I cannot get another bike because I know that I could not get a more wonderful bike or even as good unless it would be another Venture. These are such good motorcycles. Love it, love it , love it !!!!
Doug on pei

Summerside, Canada

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#39
Sep 10, 2013
 
Love my new to me 2005 royal star venture but found it a bit tricky riding in gusty winds. I know it sits tall, but are there any suggestions when riding two up in the wind? Thanks for any help.
Raven

Findlay, OH

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#40
Sep 27, 2013
 
I have a 2008. I bought it used with 15K on it, slapped new tires on it and in 13 weeks have put on 10K. took it to 20 states in 15 days....and it handles beautifully! very comfortable ride...ran it 751 miles and 5 states one day...awesome!
Galen K

Lismore, MN

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#41
Nov 2, 2013
 
Put a 130 tire up front, makes a big difference in ease of turning. As someone said plug the AIS and the popping stops, but you still should sync the carbs every year. Go to Ventures org for tons of info on these bikes.

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