Custom 1999 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 Chopper Bobber Road Star

1999 Yamaha Road Star

Price: US $4,500.00
Item location: Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
Make: Yamaha
Model: Road Star
Type: Cruiser
Year: 1999
Mileage: 33,000
VIN: JYAVP02E0XA001546
Color: Gray
Engine size: 1,600
Vehicle Title: Clear

1999 Yamaha RoadStar 1600. approximately 33k miles. This is not a "custom" bike with nothing more than a bunch of bolt-on parts. or a weekend hack job involving nothing more than a chopped-off tail section and an ill-fitting solo seat. Every component was planned and vetted for functionality and usability. First and foremost if you look at the pictures you will notice that. besides the switches and grips. there is nothing on the handlebars. I have designed and manufactured a one-of-a-kind throttle that utilizes a GAS PEDAL as opposed to the standard twist throttle. I have never seen or heard of a similar system. It functions smooth and simple and is completely comfortable both around town and on highway cruises. The bike also uses a jockey shifter with the hand-operated clutch mounted on the shifter. Finally. to complete the cleaning up of the handlebars. the front brake has been changed to a Wilwood master cylinder operated by a foot control on the left side. The rear brakes remain stock and are operated by modified controls. That being said. there are nuances to riding this one of a kind creation. It requires starting from a stopped position with only one hand one the handlebars. please keep in mind that the bike is heavy but is very well mannered at low speeds. it just takes a confident rider - not recommended for the weak or timid. Other modifications include (from front of the bike to rear) Bobbed front fender Chrome 1. 25" "Z" Handlebars with old-school grips Low mounted mirrors - very functional and low-profile One-off switch boxes for Turn/ Horn High-Low Custom made rear-sets using stock passenger foot pegs Modified foot controls for throttle. and front/rear brakes One-off jockey shifter with mounted hand clutch and luminescent grip One-off side panels Custom Kill and Starter switches Seat mount modification - often referred to as "De-Horning" Custom solo seat with gel padding Low-profile rear turn signals Modified Vance and Hines Long Shots - sectioned and shortened. short shot baffles 1957 Cadillac taillight with standard or blue-dot lens 7" flat fender custom mounted for low profile look while maintaining soft-tail comfort (no rigid frame/ hard-tail beating you up when you ride) The "paint" you see is actually a not-so-great application of "Dip Your Car" plasti-dip that I applied trying to figure out what color I wanted to go with. This gives you the option of leaving it as-is or coming up with your own paint scheme. I had contemplated removing the cosmetic front fork tins in order to reduce the "bulkiness" of the front end  as far as appearance but obviously haven't had the opportunity yet. Please remember that this is a fifteen-year-old motorcycle and. while it is in very good condition. there may be minor cosmetic blemishes.   I highly recommend that the purchaser has the motorcycle gone over by a certified mechanic prior to purchase or riding.

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