Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe

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The Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe is a cruiser type touring motorcycle built by the Yamaha Motor Company. It was introduced in 2005 and was manufactured, largely unchanged, through the 2009 model year. The Royal Star Tour Deluxe uses the same framework as the Yamaha Royal Star Venture without the Venture's fairing, radio system, and trunk.

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Vehicle Info


Appearance

There are two basic models: standard and S. The standard model has brushed front forks while the S model has chrome front forks. The two models also have different color paint.

Mechanical

The Royal Star Tour Deluxe is a large motorcycle. Rider seat height is 29.1 inches. It weighs 787 lbs dry, which yields a weight of 844 lbs with oil, coolant, and a full fuel tank. The Royal Star Tour Deluxe has a 67.5 inch wheel base.[1] The shock absorbers are air adjustable for preload to help compensate for different load sizes. It has 9.3 gallons of storage in its hard side bags.[2]

The drive package on the Royal Star Tour Deluxe is the same as the Yamaha Royal Star Venture including a liquid cooled 1298cc (referred to as 1300cc) V-4 engine. It has four valves per cylinder, overhead camshafts, and shim over bucket valves. The five speed overdrive transmission is part of the engine case and both the engine and transmission share oil. The drive shaft and final drive assembly are built into the left side of the double sided swing arm. Swing arm motion is damped by a monoshock mounted in the center of the frame. The clutch is of the wet plate design and is hydraulically activated by the left hand lever.[3]

The brakes are all two piston design. Both front brakes are activated by the right hand lever. The rear brake is activated by the foot pedal on the right.[4] The brakes are quite robust, and are sized for a large touring machine that is often called upon to carry fairly large loads.

Clubs


Clubs abound with big meetings every year in the US and Europe with most countries having national clubs. The web brought about many online clubs. VentureRider.org http://www.venturerider.org is the largest and most active of these clubs with members worldwide and regular meetings (VentureIns) and more informal get-togethers throughout North America and Europe. It also has a great technical resource for all model years as well as a classifieds area for those looking to buy and/or sell. VentureRider.org is a free site.

Other online clubs have strong followings. Venturers, http://www.venturers.org has regular meetings (Rallies) and informal get-togethers. Venturers does charge a membership fee.

There is also a Venture/Tour Deluxe group on the Delphi Forums http://forums.delphiforums.com/vrider/start. Delphi is advertising based with no membership fees required.

Other National Venture clubs:

United Kingdom http://www.yamahaventureclub.co.uk France http://www.ventureclubdefrance.com Norway http://www.ventureclubnorway.com Holland http://www.yamahaventureclubnederland.com Denmark http://www.ventureclub.dk Sweden http://www.algonet.se/~venturen/ Germany http://www.venture-royale-club.de

Meets


The 2007 VentureRider International Rally was held July 9th - 13th in Fort Collins Colorado.

The 2008 VentureRider International Rally was held July 7th - 10th in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. http://www.venturerider.org/irally/

The 2009 VentureRider International Rally will be held August 3rd - 6th at The Hub in Marble Falls, Arkansas.

The 2008 International Venture Meet was held in Spain, July 4th-6th http://venture-spain.com/foro/index.php?topic=251.0 and there were Venture riders from all the European clubs as well as members of the Venturers attending from North America.


References

  1. http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/products/modelspecs/413/0/specs.aspx
  2. http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/products/modelfeatures/413/0/features.aspx
  3. Yamaha XVZ13L series Service Manual - LIT-11616-11-18
  4. Yamaha XVZ13L series Service Manual - LIT-11616-11-18
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