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Micha's Wild Star

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Overview
Specifications
Modifications
Wishlist
Insurance
Service History
WildStar Info


Overview

Micha's XV1600

When a mate of mine decided he no longer wanted her, I took the opportunity to finally move up to a Wild Star. She was in reasonable nick and already had some of the parts that my old Draggy had.
Looking forward to many an adventure on my new ride!

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Specifications

Model : Yamaha XV1600A - Wild Star (US: Road Star)
Year of Manufacture : 2002
In-Service-Date : 01 March 2002
Colour : Red (factory)
Purchase Date : 2015.03.14
Purchase Mileage : 11,800 miles

Average Fuel Consumption

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Modifications and Extras

Item Brand Date Vendor Cost Notes
Towbar Custom 2016.05 Custom-built by Knutselsmurf of the WSFH in Holland €310
Windscreen and seats Yamaha Silverado 2016.05 Bought off a chap on eBay £420 (second hand)
Saddlebags Long Ride CL153Y3 Click & Lock Saddlebags 2016.04 Custom Wizard £329.99 + £9.95 delivery
Airfilter Baron Big Air Kit (BA-2020-00) 2015.09 Andy Pratt Dinner Mixture screw out to 3 turns.
Carburettor Baron Needle/Jet Kit (BA-2420RD) 2015.05 eBay - speedoutfitters USD64.20 from eBay (£44.31; + duty) Rejetted with ??mains; Baon's needle on 3rd notch; mixture screw out ?? turns.
Handlebar Risers Baron Handlebar Risers (BA-7410-U) 2015.04 Metric Motorcyles (eBay) £135 + £5 shipping
Brake Lines HEL braided brake line kit (clear) 2015.04.23 Ordered from John @ HEL £90 (MCN show price)
Removed AIS 2015.04.22 AIS plugs from Robin (Great Bears) £5
Towbar / hitch Freewheeluk custom-built towbar Already fitted Built by Alan from freewheeluk.
Saddlebags Access Custom Hard-shell Already fitted
Sissy bar / luggage rack Renegade Already fitted
Driving lights Already fitted
Windscreen Renegade Already fitted
Engine / crash bars Already fitted
Chrome bits Fender accents, light shades, numberplate holder, ... Already fitted

Wishlist

Item Details
SaddlebagsLeatherlyke Cross Country
ExhaustDG Hard-Krome 3" straights
Air FilterBaron's Big Air Kit
SeatStudded seat, Corbin, Ultimate, ...
Miscellaneous
  • AIS Removal plugs
  • Braided brake lines
  • LED stop and indicator lights
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Insurance History

Year Company Price Notes
2016-12 Bennetts £423.99 Dual-bike insurance; fully-comprehensive, including European-wide breakdown and commuting.
2016 Bennetts £234 Fully-comprehensive, including European-wide breakdown.
2015-06 Bikesure £259.44 Fully comprehensive (inc. Roadside assistance) + Europe-wide Roadside Assistance
2015-04 Bikesure £68.23 Added to my existing insurance.
Fully comprehensive (inc. Roadside assistance) + Europe-wide Roadside Assistance
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Service History

Unsure prior to purchase; thereafter as detailed below.

Date Miles Item Notes
2017.05.21 30853 Oil and filter change; general checkup
  • Oil - Castrol Power 1 4t 10w40 4l - £??
  • Filter - HiFlo 303C
2016.08.09 28,??? Oil and filter change; general checkup
  • Oil - Castrol Power 1 4t 10w40 4l - £??
  • Filter - leftover (chrome)
2016.04.09 22,524 Oil and filter change
  • Oil - Castrol Power 1 4t 10w40 4l - £26.04
  • Filter - HiFlo 303c - £6.94
  • Shipping - £5.50
  • TOTAL - £38.48
2016.03.23 22,520 Rear tyre Avon Venom + tube - £159.50
Fitted by Big Jims Rims - £55.00
2015.03.23 22,520 MOT Big Jims Rims, £29.65
2015.06.17 18,3xx Oil Pump Gear Recall
  • Replace oil pump gear
  • Replace oil
  • Replace oil filter
Work covered by Yamaha Insurance
Oil (& Filter?) change - £xx.00
2015.04.23 13,230 Replace brake lines and fluid.
  • HEL braided brake lines - £90
  • Brake fluid - £11.95
2015.04.13 - .20 13,182 Service:
  • Drain and replace transfer case oil
  • Check and adjust valve clearances (3 of 4 valves needed adjusting)
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace air filter
  • Repair stripped threads in fender
  • Spark Plugs: NGK DPR7EA-9 x 4 - £9.96
  • Air Filter (no-brand) - £18
2015.04.11 12,911 Service:
  • Drain and replace oil and oil filter
  • Overall check, adjust, lube
  • Castrol Power 1 4T (4l) - £30.69
  • Misc - £5.50
2015.04.03 11,941 Battery Exide YTX20HL-BS - ~£80
2015.03.17 11,935 Front tyre Avon Venom + tube - £125.09
Fitted by Big Jims Rims - £37.50
2015.03.17 11,935 MOT Big Jims Rims, £29.65
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Wild Star Info

Here are a few Wild Star specific links

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Last updated: 2016.12.09