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2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

 

2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

 

– 2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

It’s not easy to improve perfection, but we did it.

The brawny Road Star Silverado thundered onto the cruiser scene six years ago, taking it by storm with its sheer size, classic retro styling and heaps of torque. But then, it’s hardly a mystery why this belt-driven mega-machine made such a huge impression. And now its home to a gigantic new 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine that pumps out huge amounts of torque and acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance. And thanks to its new wider, rubber-mounted handlebars, restyled touring seat, and full-size rubber floorboards, the Road Star Silverado will have you on the road all day long.Bottom line…more power. More comfort. Awesome bike.

The brawny Road Star Silverado® (and its Road Star sibling) thundered onto the cruiser scene seven years ago, taking it by storm with its sheer size, classic retro styling and heaps of torque. It’s hardly a mystery why this belt-driven mega-machine made such a huge impression.

It’s home to a gigantic 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine that pumps out huge amounts of torque for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance.

Total Comfort
Short and long range rider comfort is supreme thanks to these features –

Plush, wide, studded touring seat
Comfortable passenger seat with backrest
Medium-size adjustable windshield
Swept-back, 1″-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars
Full-size floating-type rider floorboards with new rubber inserts
Classic Style
If you’re going to ride, ride in style wrapped in the luxurious, industry-leading Star fit and finish featuring –

New for 2005, shiny chrome passing lamps up front as standard equipment
Rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
Fat whitewall tires
Roomy, studded soft leather saddlebags with quick-release buckles
All these assets make Road Star Silverados so powerful and gorgeous, people just get plain ecstatic. Once you slide your leg over one, you’ll know exactly how they feel.



Features & Benefits

Studded touring rider seat and passenger seat with backrest is shaped for roominess and extended long-range comfort.

Roomy, studded soft leather saddlebags with quick-release buckles look great and provide ample storage for longer trips.

Fat whitewall tires evoke the classic retro cruiser look.

Medium-size adjustable windshield enhances riding experience by keeping wind and weather off the rider.


New for 2005
Shiny chrome passing lamps up front look great and increase visibility.


Engine:
102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine pumps out huge amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance. Black-painted engine with polished fins for aggressive appearance.

Pushrod valve actuation keeps overall engine height down and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to the lack of a cam chain case.

Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and less maintenance.

Single Mikuni 40mm CV carburetor with throttle position sensor features electronic fuel and accelerator pumps, carburetor heater and handy side-mounted air filter to ensure consistent fuel flow, greater throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev range.

Smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive delivers outstanding cruising performance with low rpm at highway speeds.

Heel-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances overall cruising comfort

Ceramic composite cylinder bore plating ensures greater durability due to optimal heat dissipation.

Dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter and creates lower center of gravity by helping keep overall engine height to a minimum.

Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for easy, dependable starting.

2-into-2 exhaust system features beefy, staggered shotgun dual pipes putting out a soulful V-twin exhaust tune.


Chassis/Suspension:
Solid-mounted engine housed in specially designed rigid, double-cradle frame features a stylish 32° rake.

Extra-long 66.5-inch wheelbase creates long and low retro profile, added rider comfort and well-balanced handling.

Telescopic 43mm preload adjustable front forks with stainless steel covers and 5.5 inches of travel stylishly smooth out the bumps.

Link-type, preload-adjustable single rear shock with 4.3 inches of travel lowers center of gravity for excellent handling and plusher ride quality.

Rear shock is tucked out of sight for a classic, hardtail look.

Separate subframe positioned under deeply valanced rear fender allows easy customization with numerous accessible mounting points.

Aluminum front brake and clutch levers are designed for a big, beefy feel.

16-inch cast wheels shod with tubeless tires for a classic, yet sporty look while providing confidence-inspiring handling and excellent grip.

Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature 4-piston calipers (that come straight off the YZF-R1) with aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads for strong, linear confidence-inspiring stopping power.

Rear brake setup features 320mm single disc with single piston pin-slide type caliper for strong stopping power.

Lightweight and high-strength final drive belt provides long life and quiet operation.


Additional Features:
Industry-leading Star Family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.

Deeply valanced steel fenders combine timeless styling with rugged durability.

LED taillight is flush mounted on the rear fender for a custom look with LED bulbs that are brighter than conventional bulbs and draw less electrical current.

Ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features a stylish design and provides easy reading of odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge as well as low fuel, high beam, turn signal, neutral and engine diagnostic indicator lights.

Clear turn signal lens with amber bulbs and chrome rear turn signal stay give a custom look.

Wide, swept-back, 1-inch-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars are easy to reach and reduce vibration to minimize fatigue.

Full-size floating-type rider floorboards with rubber inserts are roomy and comfortably positioned and help reduce vibration.

5.3-gallon fuel tank with low-fuel warning light means exceptional cruising range.

Seat and fork locks both integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience.

Handy dual underseat helmet holders.

Powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility and comes with beautiful chrome finish.

12V 18AH maintenance-free battery ensures fuss-free, dependable starting.



Specifications:

MSRP
$12,699* (Two Tone Color) Available from August 2004

Engine

Type
1670cc, 102 cubic-inch, air-cooled, pushrod OHV, 48° V-twin

Bore x Stroke
97 x 113mm

Compression Ratio
8.3:1

Carburetion
40mm Mikuni CV w/throttle position sensor

Ignition
Digital TCI

Transmission
Wide-ratio 5-speed

Final Drive
Belt

Chassis

Suspension/Front
43mm Telescopic fork with adjustable preload; 5.5″ travel

Suspension/Rear
Single shock, link-type; 4.3″ travel

Brakes/Front
Dual 298mm discs

Brakes/Rear
320mm disc

Tires/Front
130/90-16

Tires/Rear
150/80-16

Dimensions

Length
98.4″

Width
38.6″

Height
59.1″

Seat Height
27.9″

Ground Clearance
5.7″

Wheelbase
66.5″

Dry Weight
712 Lbs.

Fuel Capacity
5.3 Gallons



Color
Beach Sand Tan/Liquid Silver

Warranty
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


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