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Salina - Spavinaw Bike Ride
I know I have been blogging a lot about my rebuilt Yamaha XV 1600 and how the rides on it are going, but last night I took my other Yamaha motorbike out to the Horseshoe, near Salina, to get some pictures of it without all the attachments. The bike is a 2006 Yamaha XV 1900 Roadliner S that we picked up from a powersports dealer in Fayetteville, AR.
Yamaha Roadstar Rebuild Update
The difference in horsepower between the 2002 1600 and the 2004 1700 is 22.17 with the 1700 averaging 84.3 hp @ 4400 rpm and the 1600 around 62.13 HP @ 4000 rpm. So, the differences are there but they do not seem to be as definitive as first perceived.
Roaring River Ride May 7 2022
Okay, so the reason for this post is to be able to say I took my bike to Roaring River and back (approximately 240 miles) and get some idea of how it does on longer trips. The thing did awesomely! The only issue I had was the connection on the battery loosened up on the ride and started giving me fits when I got back to Langley to get gas. One other interesting aside is that my right saddlebag latch became disengaged on the way back and found out that the entire locking mechanism had been somehow ripped out of the side. Yeah, weird.

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