Royal Star Tourdeluxe

Gan Uesli Starling’s motorcycle touring photo journal

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Me at Devil’s Tower on 2000-08-23

Royal Star Tourdeluxe — my 7th motorcycle: a 1997, four-cylinder DOHC, 1297cc, water-cooled, 5-speed cruiser by Yamaha.

Crash — Rider all but unhurt.

Long-Distance Rides — (see maps)

  • 2013-09-28  Honeymoon with 2nd Wife to Mackinac Island — 109 photos
  • 2007-09-27  To Monowi NE — 14 photos
  • 2006-09-18  To Baytown TX — 119 photos
  • 2005-07-23  To New Roads LA — 96 photos
  • 2003-05-14  To Charleston SC — 26 photos
  • 2002-10-04  To Ivy Lea, Ontario — 8 photos
  • 2002-08-13  To Couer d’Alene ID — 74 photos
  • 2001-10-21  To Key West FL — 24 photos
  • 2001-08-11  To Indianapolis IN for the bike drags — 13 photos
  • 2001-08-11  To Cheyenne WY for Star Days 2000 — 45 photos



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Long-ago ride with the first wife— an 1100-mile round-trip to Alabama including the Natchez Trace and Blue Ridge Parkways.

1999 thru 2004 — short trips around Michigan.

Peak horsepower charts

My graphs from the Dyno. Note that an out-of-the-box Royal Star is rather sadly detuned (considering it is basically a V-Max engine)! So I gave mine a modest upgrade: Barons BAK carburetor kit (re-jeted and with K&N filters); Bub 4-into-2 exhaust. I didn’t go for the racing-grade ignition with a higher rev-limit. So I’m still bogged down to 6K rpm (112 mph). But I figure that’s good enough for me. Anyway, here’s what I got for my money.


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