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Hello,

New member here on the Western Slope. Just bought a 2007 Road Star Warrior XV17PC, less than 10k mileage. Runs great but needs some tuning. Has an old Power Commander III USB that isn't working properly so am upgrading to the PC V under Dynojet's Loyal Customer offer. Definitely needs it given the 1-to-1 drag pipes the guy has on it. This is my first cruiser. The only other street bike I ever had was a '76 Yamaha RD400 from '77-'79.

Looking for info and recommendations:
  1. Can anyone identify these pipes?
  2. Looking for a full + passenger seat short or medium passenger sissy bar w/ pad. I like the Mustang seat but am having trouble finding one.
  3. Want to add saddlebags. I like the Willie & Max Ranger sets. Am wondering how the Warrior specific Easy Brackets from Saddlebag Depot work out.
  4. Looking for new or used Vance & Hines #25505 2in1 Pro Pipe HS.
  5. Pair of stock handlebars or something similar to kickback a little more.
  6. Wondering how high a bullet fairing or smaller windshield must be to create a slipstream over my head. I'm 6'0'. I like the Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing or the Maier GP Sport Fairing but am open to other ideas.
  7. What motor oil is best and how often to change. I use Castrol Edge Full Synth in my autos.
Thanks for any help you can offer!

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Welcome aboard! from Rutherford, NC
 
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Well those pipes are Samson Street Sweepers.

The V&H Pro Pipe will be a little harder to find as they haven't been produced in a while so you are gonna have to search.

Here is a good video on an oil change....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfybjcEF4K8
Plus he has other videos on the Warrior that can be very helpful.
 

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Well those pipes are Samson Street Sweepers.

The V&H Pro Pipe will be a little harder to find as they haven't been produced in a while so you are gonna have to search.

Here is a good video on an oil change....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfybjcEF4K8
Plus he has other videos on the Warrior that can be very helpful.
Hey HS,

Thanks for the pipe ID. Pulled out the dead Power Commander III today and am sending it back to Dynojet for a PC V upgrade. They'll map it for me and I figure the more accurate info they have the better.

As for the V&H Pro Pipe, I've been searching already and will stay on the hunt.

Regards.
 

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On my 2003:

Mustang 75871 Vintage Tour seat set for '02-'03 Warriors. This can be modified to fit 04+ bikes there are various methods with instructions posted around here but I have not done it. I have seen plenty of modification results and recommend attaching both seats at their front and back. I don't recommend suction cups or leaving the back of a seat loose. But others here have done so. Lots of ink around here.

MC Enterprises 291-38 backrest w/pad for '02-'03 (291-33 for '04+). Note the MC backrest is great for luggage tie-down & light passengers. I believe they also made on for 2004+models.
 

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As far as motor oil and filter, and middle drive oil goes, pretty much and Dino or full synthetic will work. It needs to be Motorcycle WET CLUTCH rated. Here's my favorites:

Wet-Clutch Motor Oil:
1. Amsoil 20W50 MCV Full Synthetic [favorite]
2. Mobil 1 20W50 V-Twin Full Synthetic
3. Yamalube4 10W40 or 20W50
(New 14mm crush gasket on both 17mm drain plugs every oil change www.belmetric.com)

MOTOR Oil Filter:
(Some manufacturers redesigned some oil filters over the years so suggest you search forum for non-stock motor oil filter using the selected brand name plus date range of Jan2019 to current, as your search criteria for important information)(see also the documentation forum).
1. Bosch #3323 (14~18 psi)(Anti-Backflow)(3-1/2" long) [I installed a Mocal TNM20 adapter]
2. Yamaha #3FV-13440-10-00 (~14psi) (Nippon-Denso #115010-6010)
3. Mobile 1 #M1-110 (12~18psi)
4. Purolator Pure One #PL14610 (11~17psi)

Middle Drive Oil:
1. Redline MT-90 75w-90 GL-4 Full Synthetic Manual Trans/Transaxle

Others here prefer other products. It's all good.

See the important Yamaha video in The Welcome Mat forum detailing the special method for checking motor oil level on this semi-dry-sump machine. Plesse watch it twice, every detail is important!
 

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And for wind protection, I prefer the Yamaha accessory Boulevard windshield. It's small but well designed. I'm 6'0" also. 30" inseam. The wind is mostly blocked from my torso. My helmet gets some air. For me it's a good compromise between looks and comfort. These are getting hard to find. The bracket set is key.
 

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As far as motor oil and filter, and middle drive oil goes, pretty much and Dino or full synthetic will work. It needs to be Motorcycle WET CLUTCH rated. Here's my favorites:
Wet-Clutch Motor Oil:
1. Amsoil 20W50 MCV Full Synthetic [favorite]
2. Mobil 1 20W50 V-Twin Full Synthetic
3. Yamalube4 10W40 or 20W50
(New 14mm crush gasket on both 17mm drain plugs every oil change www.belmetric.com)
Hey AW,

RE the crush gasket, I'm guessing you mean the Copper Crush gasket at 14mm Inner Diameter, yes?

Thanks again.
 

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The trouble I've been having in my area is the auto parts stores near me don't have actual oil plug crush washers anymore. They are aluminum flat washers that are a little softer but still too hard to protect the aluminum threads in the motor. Plus they wanted stoopid money. I bought a few bags from that website for a fraction of the cost including mailing.
 

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Nice bike, welcome to the club from Delaware!

Harbor freight sells copper washer kits for pretty cheap, I tend to work on a lot of stuff so I usually use those, also let's me keep spares on hand.

It wasn't on the list but I'm currently running a K&N 303 oil filter on mine. I know some of y'all do quite extensive research (AW), is there a reason it wasn't on the list?
 

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It wasn't on the list but I'm currently running a K&N 303 oil filter on mine. I know some of y'all do quite extensive research (AW), is there a reason it wasn't on the list?
I'm not sure why the K&N 303 keeps getting left off the various lists that have been made up over the years but I was just doing some research and one of the big concerns for oil filters is when the internal oil filter bypass triggers. The Warrior has its own internal oil filter bypass to ensure oil will continue to flow, even if the filter is blocked. Dirty oil is better than no oil...

Originally posted by @parabellum

"The Yamaha specs for our oil filer call for a release valve pressure of 11.7-17psi on the FILTER." - Post #1 from here: Oil Filter Release Valve Pressure.

Originally posted by @arizonawarrior:

"...the Warrior has an engine-internal bypass system rated 11~17psi." - Post #10 from here: Oil Filter Release Valve Pressure.
I tried to find the K&N 303 rated bypass pressure and according to a member on an RC51 forum who wrote directly to K&N to request the specifics:

"Hello,​
Thank you for your interest in K&N products. The By-pass valve engages at 14.5 PSI. If you have any further questions please reply to this email or contact customer service at 1-800-858-3333.​
Thanks for writing,​
Emily Swanson​
Product Specialist – ext. 4082​
K&N Engineering Inc.​
(800)858-3333"​
Post #6 from here: K&N Oil Filter
So, given everything I've seen in my quick research, that filter is perfectly acceptable. I personally have been running it because 1: it's easy to find and 2: I like the nut for mounting/removing it.
 

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@Gunmetal Wolf and @random_guy

I'm not sure why the K&N 303 keeps getting left off the various lists that have been made up over the years but I was just doing some research and one of the big concerns for oil filters is when the internal oil filter bypass triggers. The Warrior has its own internal oil filter bypass to ensure oil will continue to flow, even if the filter is blocked. Dirty oil is better than no oil...

Originally posted by @parabellum

"The Yamaha specs for our oil filer call for a release valve pressure of 11.7-17psi on the FILTER." - Post #1 from here: Oil Filter Release Valve Pressure.

Originally posted by @arizonawarrior:

"...the Warrior has an engine-internal bypass system rated 11~17psi." - Post #10 from here: Oil Filter Release Valve Pressure.
I tried to find the K&N 303 rated bypass pressure and according to a member on an RC51 forum who wrote directly to K&N to request the specifics:

"Hello,​
Thank you for your interest in K&N products. The By-pass valve engages at 14.5 PSI. If you have any further questions please reply to this email or contact customer service at 1-800-858-3333.​
Thanks for writing,​
Emily Swanson​
Product Specialist – ext. 4082​
K&N Engineering Inc.​
(800)858-3333"​
Post #6 from here: K&N Oil Filter
So, given everything I've seen in my quick research, that filter is perfectly acceptable. I personally have been running it because 1: it's easy to find and 2: I like the nut for mounting/removing it.

I started a fresh thread to revisit this topic because we became aware of significant changes in spec across the industry.

Over the decades we worked as a team on these things. Even in the 'vote here' days there was a fun method to our fun madness lol.

Lack of current participation stalled it. It's waiting for someone else to move it forward who will verify any written specifications come from the manufacturer and not just some claims made by resellers etc.


BTW the K&N 303 exists on that fresh list and needs some proven manufacturer spec items verified in order to qualify for the final list. Due to lack of time I will not be participating in these in the future. I urge you all to be certain of every spec because things like bypass psi and filtration capability are known to often differ between different part numbers. Every part# needs to be proven in order to qualify. But that's no longer on my to-do list.

BTW a decade ago the K&N oil filters were dropped from many street bike lists because they were the worst built hunks of crap out there. The untreated cardboard end caps fell apart routinely. Terrible filtration. That's all still visible in the old pictures from Bob the oil guy and Peter Vendome who introduced cutting car/mc oil filters open. Today it seems the newer K&N's are better. Maybe some future oil filter cutter will include them someday. Like many, until I can see those innards it's not a filter I plan to use.
 

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When Arizona started that oil filter fresh thread I had written to K&N 3 times and never got answers back in regards to their oil filter. And of course nothing of true value or scientific information is on their website about their flow rate, filtering particle size, bypass.....ect.
 

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Hello Mark from the western slope! Sherri here, native from Denver! Welcome to the best forum on the net! Lots of amazing people here. Congratulations on your new bike! :)
 
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Whoa .
Sherri is on the Forum...
Great to see u post ....

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Hi!!! Long time no read! How have you been? It's been a crazy past couple years....
 

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Like u said carzy last couple of yrs..
Everything is good as it gets....

Hwos your warrior ???..???..

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