Royal Star Venture  
Leonard on the Venture.
Photo by Terry Sweeney

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Yamaha Royal Star Venture


The Venture maintains the classic look of the Royal Star, and its engine now produces 98 horsepower.  The new engine delivers a classic motorcycle feel and now features a counter balancer and is solid mounted in an all-new frame, which allows for larger 32-millimeter carburetors and a fuel tank that holds a full six gallons. This gives the Venture a touring range of more than 225 miles.  Also the internal gear ratios have been changed to better match the engine character.
The Venture features large comfortable seats for rider and passenger, spacious trunk and saddlebags with smaller miscellaneous storage compartments, AM/FM stereo, tape deck, CB with intercom system and easy to use cruise control.  Exceptional weather protection is provided by the wide windshield, upper and lower cowling and wind deflectors.

Passing Lights, Visors
and Headlight Modulator Installation

Before passing light/After passing light

Click on the above photos to see a larger image of passing light kit and Modulator photo eye in dash

Added Harley Davidson Tail Lights,
( Part#68230-97A )
Visors and H1157 Halogen Bulbs

Click to see a larger image

Added a Tank Bib with a pocket

Factory Bib /New 'Hopnel' Bib
(Click on photo to enlarge)

  Here she is as of July 2001. As you can see from this side shot I removed the "Venture" badge from the tank. I removed it to give the tank a smoother look and it also is easier to keep her clean. I purchased the 2000 model saddlebag emblems to replace the dull looking plain silver ones used in 99, and that also let people know that this is a Yamaha Venture, not a Harley Ultra Classic.
Added a 24 LED third brake light under the trunk

Before adding the light. - Showing the New Stainless Steel Bracket.
To add even more class to our Venture My father in law Larry Jirik
made the brackets out of old polished stainless steel trim from his 1957 Chevy

Brake light off - Brake light on

September 18, 2001 at 11:18 am
While on the way to visit our daughter at Ole Miss
we hit the 10,000 mile mark.

May 2002
Had the tank flamed.

September 2002 - Added a 'Butler' cup holder

March 2003 added the Wood grain Dash Kit from Yamaha

Added Chrome Carb Covers June 2003

Thanks to Kirk Dendy, Don Lindholm and Heather Wilburn at Southaven Kawasaki Yamaha
for the GREAT deal on this bike and all the accessories!
They made us feel at home and treated us like family.

Give them a try before you buy your next bike!

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Leonard's Venture

Leonard's Seca II
Leonard's Yamaha Virago

Mark and Rebecca's bikes

Sheryl's Vulcan Classic

Shaunna's Suzuki GZ250

Leonard's Vespa Scooter

Leonard's Kawasaki 90

Sheryl's Yamaha Virago

Leonard's Honda CB360

Shaunna's Yamaha SR185

Mike and Ellie's bikes

Larry's Goldwing

Larry's Honda V65 Magna

Larry and Shirley's Bike

the Jirik's 2001 RSV

our Venture AdVenture's photo page

 the bikes from our youth

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