2007 Yamaha Road Star Silverado from United States of America
Want to sell it, will never buy another Yamaha product
At under 1000 miles the motorcycle developed extremely loud metal to metal noise, more. This makes the motorcycle very uncomfortable due to unrelenting excessive noise (and no mods to the exhaust).
At under 1000 miles the motorcycle developed extreme vibration at all RPM and all speeds including idle. This makes the motorcycle extremely uncomfortable to ride for even short distances of say over 10 miles.
Manufacturer's apparent position is that the motorcycle is naturally noisy, and if dealer can't 'fix' a problem it's not the manufacturers concern.
Apparent position is 'drive it till it breaks, then we'll see if the warranty applies'.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th June, 2009
4th Jan 2010, 23:33
You probably got what's known as a "knocker". A lot of these bikes making knocking noises. Mine sounded like a rod knock. Putting some synthetic oil in quieted it down quite a bit.
4th Apr 2010, 07:23
I have an 06 Road Star 1700cc Silverado midnight. I also have an ultra Harley. My 1700cc Yamaha performs and sounds similar to the Harley, so if the noise does not resolve with the synthetic oil (I use synthetic oil), get a lawyer and go after them. My Yamaha 1700 is a smooth easy ride and very comfortable. Something is wrong; you could go to another city with a reputable dealer; get them to help and back charge the dealer you purchased the bike from. Small claims court would handle that kind of charge.
19th Nov 2011, 11:54
I agree with comment about the noisy motor, but the dealer also told me it was normal. Got used to it. The bike drives fine. Above 60000 kms now. The bike still looks new.