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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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yeah mick your bike is wicked sweet looking man i hope to get mine that hot soon... here is my 08 Vstar 1100 custom
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post #22 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-04-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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my v-star pics

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my 2006 v-star

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post #24 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Here is mine. I just bought it yesterday and cant wait for a warm day to ride it. I am 53 years old and last rode a bike aprox 25 years ago and it was only a 750. I did ride it a little today and it sure seems to have a lot of engine vibration but I have never been on a V twin engine. I dont really know much about bikes so I dont know if this one is stock or if it has any ad-ons. It has "Silverado" on the widsheild and "Classic" on the front fender. Is it both? Any comments would be appreciated.
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post #25 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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New to the biker world

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I am new to this but I think I gonna fit in well. I am Gonna buy me a Vstar 950 But I have to get rid of some of my toys first. I have a 07 kawasaki Brute force 750 for sale.

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post #27 of 47 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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gorgeous bike....



just take it easy.... would love to see it! might I ask what prompted you to buy a V Star?

Friend had an 04 and I liked how it felt when I "borrowed" it and it was in my current price range.
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post #28 of 47 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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I did a few upgrades (pipes, grips, horn cover, tail light cover) so here a few updated pics. Also had the 8,000 mile service including jet kit for the pipes. It sure runs better than before.
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post #29 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 02:39 PM
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what size jets did you use when you added the Thugstar pipes?
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post #30 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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I am trying to find some floorboards and a heeltoe shifter for a 2007 V-star Midnight Custom any body have some ideas?
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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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Hey Mick!
Here goes:
She's an '08 1300 tourer, natively black cherry in color but has a splash of feminine custom paint in pearl pink and white and silver. She's modeled after the Shoei "Flutter" helmet, so I call her "Butterfly". The meep-meet has been replaced with a Fiamm Freeway Blaster, added the Triple Whammy for rear visibility. She's been Lowered 2", the saddle is Sculpted, gelled and embroidered seat. The windshield is tinted and I plan to tilt it back. I have the RSTD handlebars, Brake Away Cruise Control, Kuryakyn ISO Grips & Kewlocks, J&M CB, Linbar and passing lamps to install once the garage warms up.
I also will make a set of custom lowers and a driver backrest, as well as laydown the plate. The passengers seat is going to come off and be replaces with a rear fender rack. Some led accent lighting is also on the list of to-do, I just haven't decided the color yet. Soo much to do, many good times ahead!
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post #33 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 05:39 PM
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So I guess I'll get things started.... with a few pics.

I think my favorite mods so far have been the PCS "ThugStar" pipe. I like it because it doesn't look like every other cruiser pipe set up out there. (ok..ok......... and because it's really loud).

That would be closely followed by the stealth rear tail light kit from Barons with a unitized LED turn signal/stop light. I put small LED's in the holes for the rear signal mounts and they look cool at night...and they even flash with the appropriate turn signals. The front signals are mini lLED's. If anyone is converting to LED turn signals, let me know...there is a trick to get them to work properly. Mine all flashed instead of just one side and I pulled my hair out for 2 weeks before I got it figured out.

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That's all for now..I don't want you nodding off on me...

I just bought mine after 5 years of not riding... here is the pic... first order of business...Signal Lights (Safety First!)... I am having the problem with both led flashers turning on at the same time.. can you share the secret, so I only have to spend 3 days on it? Second order of business... Thugstar pipes (flat black)... got a ticket for loud pipes last week... running on headers only.. is madness... sounds like having a C-41 running in your bedroom...L.O.U.D.... but I want the black pipes...
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Here is my 2000 650
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post #35 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 01:15 PM
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pipes

hi Mick how are the ThugStar pipes holding up? do they sound as good as they look? do they bolt right on or do you have to do some mods.

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post #36 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 04:54 AM
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Hello there and as you can See Im new here. I own a 2002 650 Classic. It's actually my grilfriends. She bought and crashed it after 20 miles. I have fixed the Bike and when replacing the fuel tank with a new one (ebay) the one I bought has a canister line at the top of the tank. I think this is a California thing. I live in Washington. when I have this tank Painted can I cut of that since I do not have all the canister stuff that the Cali bikes do? will tis affect the performance of the tank?

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Dude I love that look that is kinda what I'm shooting for.

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Where did you get them Bars? did all the stock cables work length wise

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post #37 of 47 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 06:07 AM
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V Star 250

I am a long time motorcyclist. I just sold my 1981 XS650H and bought a 2009 V Star 250. I was attracted by the whole design. It has all the features I wanted on a new bike. First, air cooling, so there is less to go wrong, no coolant pumps, radiator, etc. If I wanted all that crap I'd buy a car. Second, the V type engine layout provides good cooling all around both cylinders, even better than an inline where parts of the cylinders are masked by the other cylinder next to it. Third, the rear drive is a chain. I much prefer the use of a chain as a final drive over the belts some folks (like HD) are now using. To change the belt you have to remove the whole swingarm, forsooth! The shaft drive Yamaha is using on the larger V Star models is good too, but I really prefer the simplicity of a chain. Anyway, Razee's is going to deliver it Wednesday, so I'll soon know if the bike lives up to its good looks and my expectations. It's nice to find this place to share experiences, and learn from other riders.
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Love my XV250!

Well, yesterday they delivered my 2009 V-Star 250. I immediately took it out for a rise. I am very pleased overall with the bike. It has remarkable power for a 250, far more than my old Indian Arrow, also approximately a 250, has. It hauls my fat ass at highway speeds no problem at all. I also like the way it handles. Its response is quick enough, but still a bit forgiving. The only problem I have is the spacing of the shifter lever from the footpeg. The bike must have been designed with tiny people in mind, because my foot has trouble resting comfortably on the peg with the shift lever so close. I wish they made an optional peg mounting, or peg, that would move the position of the peg back about 1 to 2 inches, to provide my big feet more clearance. Yesterday I also mounted my saddlebags so that I can use the bike for shopping. Here are a couple of pictures of her.

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post #39 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 11:49 AM
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Nice mods all.
I started out with the roadliner and have added many parts....My best is turning the rear turns into markers also...i need to get pics of my plate holder that i got sitting only a 1/4 inch off the fender and curved to match the fender.. I just finished taking the ball off the hand controles and smoothing out all the casting marks and hand polishing the look sweet...I'll get some pics and post them.
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Ok here are the pics of the plate holder and the shaved hand contoles. I think they both turned out sweet.
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