My '04 Yamaha Roadstar 1700 is much faster then my '03 1500 Drifter, it also has better handling and brakes. The Drifter has a slightly better "softer" ride and has a smoother engine. It also seems a little less effected by cross winds.bud8fan said:how do you like that new 1700.friend has a 2000- 1600 road star.it runs pretty good.looks like it takes the road better than my classic prolly cause it's heavier than mine.
I dont think they made the Drifter in '99. First year Drifter '01 is not the one to buy much improved the second year on. The bike is very reliable.smazzy4 said:I'm looking into buying a '99 Drifter 1500. Are these good reliable bikes? It seems to be in good condition and 7k miles.
:shock: That sure is scarry!...I think I will go to the garage and check the bolts and nuts on my old bike. Sometimes I will be riding along and notice the vibration at certain RPMs and wonder to myself...how much of that vibration does it take to loosen those important nuts/bolts holding everything together!bud8fan said:wow....i found my vibe problem.....the nut on the front wheel spindle was gone.got it replaced and everythings fine now...must have never got tight at the dealer.**** thats scarry.