Question about 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
If & when you do get it running again, does the bike have a petcock at the gas tank? if it does, when the bike is running before you are about to park it for 2 weeks, turn the petcock off and let the bike die on its own (from fuel starvation). this will ensure there is (almost) no gas in the carb to cause any gumming. you can drain the little bit that is left with the carb bowl drain screw. then when you're ready to ride again, simply turn the petcock on, wait a few seconds for the carb bowl to fill, then hit the start button.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
I have had my 06 royal star sense she was new i never use stabil or any other additive in the new jersey winter when i put it up. i do however run all the fuel from the carbs by closing the fuel valve and running it till the bike konks out. this ensures that no fuel is left in the carbs to gum it up in the first place. my first ride of each season commonly gets rid of the old gas and my first fill up after that is premium high test. she runs like a top long and strong. 16kmiles and counting.
Posted on May 02, 2012
I have a 2007 Royal Star Tour Deluxe and have never had the problem you state. I have 20K+ on the bike and it has gone for several weeks and over a month in the winter without being ridden. I am changing the spark plugs today even though they could really stay in the bike. I use mid-grade gas and every 1000 miles or so I put a half bottle of Lucas gas treatment in it. I use synthetic motor oil, not so-called motorcycle oil which is a bad joke the oil companies play on us. I also add a bottle of STP oil treatment with every change. In the winter I try to remember to start the bike every two weeks or so and let it run for 10 minutes. Never have used Stabil. The bike runs like a top and has never needed service. I wonder if you are being duped. I think the guy who suggested that you look at the gummy parts is right on. Unless your bike is real different, it has a carburator, not injector ports.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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