2001 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

Summary:

This is my bike, there are others, this one is mine

Faults:

Nothing really.

General Comments:

I love this bike. His name is Clyde. That's short for Clydesdale. However, all stock bikes are just a good place to start.

Factory installed Dunlops - not my first choice at all. I replaced them with Metzler 880's. A 200% improvement in every way.

I've done far too many modifications to list here. Some for performance, others for handling or simply to make him a little "Perdiyer". Just getting started.

I am far from a kid. I spent 35 years on HD's. I mean a REAL Biker. Nothing wrong with an HD. Unless you're riding it down to the bar to say, Hey baby, I've got a HARLEY.

I highly recommend this bike. Or whatever make or style you choose as long as you're riding it 'cuz you love it. Remember, convertibles are for people who don't have the guts to REALLY feel free.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2006

17th Dec 2007, 22:05

I bought a 2000 Silverado, loaded and with after market pipes.

I really like it... I do get headaches riding it.. It does do some vibrating. Could that be the culprit?

Anybody else comment please? Every riders choice has no bad reports.. so it must be "me".

26th Dec 2007, 12:28

We own a Gold Wing and a V-Max, and were storing an 01 Yamaha Road Star 1600 for a friend. The Road Star is incredible! The wing is now for sale and we are proud Road Star owners. I have had bikes all my life, this one out cruises them all. My wife and I love it! Let's ride!!!

2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

Summary:

Nice power and a nice performer!

Faults:

I have had no problems whatsoever with the bike.

General Comments:

The bike is a fine cruiser and interstate bike. It is not especially quick handling in curves, but it gets through just fine. It's not a race bike, it's a cruiser! Fit and finish are great, and the motor is strong and responsive. The controls are easy to get to and readable.

The bars are nice, but have a strange bend that causes your throttle hand to fatigue a little quicker than some bikes I've ridden. If Yamaha had bent them out just a little more, they'd be a bit more comfortable, but it's just a small inconvenience. All in all, it's a comfortable bike. Great seat and passenger seat. The suspension is good, but can be a tad harsh if you hit rough pavement, but it's not too bad.

Power is good. Very torquey motor. This thing could pull a tree down! Roll on's are strong.

The bike does well in wet weather, but I think down the road I'm going to change over to a stickier tire. The stock Dunlops are OK, but I think I might get something a little better when these wear out.

Bar none, Yamaha makes some of the best stock saddle bags in the business! Lots of room, and they don't collapse!

Very smooth and nice two-tone paint!

The only disadvantage I can think of, is that you have to slide the tank aside to change two of the spark plugs. That's a little inconvenient, but not impossible.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2006

1st Jul 2007, 12:55

Hi! I've been thinking of the Roadstar for myself, but after reading other reviews, one question comes to mind... Do you think that if it were possible, would this bike run better if it had two carbs instead of one? From some experience with my Yamaha 920, it has been said that a V-Twin does perform better with dual carbs as compared to a single unit, because the engine won't starve for fuel on top speeds, as compared to a single carb unit.

2001 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

Summary:

It is a great road bike for experienced riders

Faults:

Other than the seat release being cantankerous, I have had virtually no problems with this bike. Although I do sometimes wish it had fuel injection. It is a little cold blooded when the temp gets below 50.

General Comments:

I looked at Harleys before I bought my "Yamahog". But I would have paid TWICE as much to get a comparable bike.

The Road Star is 1600 cc with lots of torque. It has the same basic engine and drive set up as a Harley. Since I installed Cobra Longshot pipes, even my HD riding friends admit that it sounds great!

I love this bike. I think I stole it at $8100.00.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2005

2003 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

Summary:

Enjoyable

Faults:

No problems at this time.

General Comments:

A big motorcycle, heavy, not for the beginner.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2005