Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Wasilla, Alaska and Adelaide,South Australia
Year: many years, two different continents.
Model: 2035 GL3500 Intercontinental
I had a fella in Anchorage gave me $500 and this 86 Yamaha Venture Royale for my 95 Yamaha Virago 750, it was a pristine mint bike, no mods, low miles, the Venture was too big in the city for him, my Virago too small for the open road, so now i have this to compete with my Goldwings.
He had removed the mufflers and used turn down tips coming straight off the collector aimed out, bike sounded like an old 283 with glass packs, way too loud for my taste but better than any Harley sound i have heard.
Stole a pair of mufflers off another older Venture i am not riding, installed a trunk rack and side bag guards today, flushed all fluids, changed oil, fixed a problem with the CLASS air suspension controller which i may build into my next Goldwing project that will automatically rider adjust front and rear suspension.
Runs great, not as smooth or whisper quiet next to a flat 6, bike is slighter lighter than my gl1500 bikes, more top heavy, i love having gear indicators and a built in volt meter on theses, in some ways i prefer a Venture over the Goldwing, i sit on it better for one thing, handlebars fit better too.
Just comparing a Venture to a Goldwing here, funny thing is over at the Ventureriders forum they upgraded as well, but i cannot post any pics at all, even with a paid subscription, their loss i guess, here my Galaxy Tab Pro works just fine.
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