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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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V Star Owners - Are You Out There?

Just checking to see if there are any other "V Heads" out there. If so, it would be awesome if you could post a pic of your bike.

Also, what has been your favorite modification to your bike...

Thanks...we're looking forward to seeing some great bikes
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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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.

The bike has been lowered almost 2" in the rear and the rear shock stiffened, which made it ride a lot better in my mind. I've removed the AIS and put Night Sky "No Squeal" plugs to seal the holes. It just makes the engine look so much cleaner.

The stiletto seat was on it when I got the bike and I love the look of it. I added the rack on back and customized it to fit with the tail light kit.

I picked up a used pair of red side covers from an 01 V Star on Ebay for a very reasonable price and I modified them to fit. The color is not an exact match but it's darn close and will do until I have time to paint them.

The handlebars are "Big Chief" bars from Cruiser Customizing with a 4" riser. I had to have a longer brake line made, but got the rest of the cables stretched with no problems other than a re-routing.

That's all for now..I don't want you nodding off on me...
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I love it..... That's a sweet looking bike with nice mods too... Looking forward to seeing more.
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Thanks R1... I really hope to see some other bikes here soon..
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my mommy has one does that count?



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my mommy has one does that count?
........ yes it does.... and when you grow up maybe you can have one too?
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man we go on rides once in a while, and with mine running beside it i cant hear hers at all and shes killing the starter because she cant either... i have to shut it off for hers to start!! they should make them louder!



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If you look up you will see that his is very loud...
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yeah i noticed that! maybe mom will have a loud B-day present!!!

do you have any soundbytes of it?!



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man we go on rides once in a while, and with mine running beside it i cant hear hers at all and shes killing the starter because she cant either... i have to shut it off for hers to start!! they should make them louder!
Why don't you buy her a set of aftermarket pipes or slip ons? Most stock bikes are way too quiet anyway. Loud bikes save lives. Check out the pipe in the picture above. That is a single wall pipe with no muffler. (it rattles your guts when you start it in the garage) They also make "slip ons" for the Stars that are relatively inexpensive. You can make any V Twin out there sound pretty good.
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yeah i noticed that! maybe mom will have a loud B-day present!!!

do you have any soundbytes of it?!
No...I don't have any recordings of it. It's so hard to tell what they REALLY sound like until you hear it in person....so I just haven't taken the time to do it.

anyway....here is a link to a REALLY sweet V Star 650 you might like....

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wow that thing is awesoem actually fully custome thogh nothing you see everyday!



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I bet that would be damn loud, lol. Nice looking ride


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I bet that would be damn loud, lol. Nice looking ride
...just loud enough! Thanks for the comment!!!
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I think there are a few of us. I'll post some pics as soon as/if I can but the best mod so far is the oil filter relocation kit (until one of the lines started to leak and it had to go back to Jardine for replacement/fix). From a cosmetic standpoint - Tsukayu strong saddle bags.

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Yeah the old ORK is a great addition. I have one as well and haven't had a problem with it. I'm sorry you had a leak with yours, those things are pretty bullet proof. It definitely takes the $%^$#%^ out of changing the oil and was the first thing I did after I bought mine.

So tell me, is it a Custom, Silverado, or Classic?

....and I can't wait to see the pics....
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This is the bike, new-to-me, with soft saddlebags and V&H slip-ons -

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After changing the bags for more secure storage, pipes and ORK for cleaner lines and easier servicing

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1st time owner

Bought an 08 Silverado and having alot of fun learning how to ride after almost 20 years. Will have to work on resizing pics for later.
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This is the bike, new-to-me, with soft saddlebags and V&H slip-ons -

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After changing the bags for more secure storage, pipes and ORK for cleaner lines and easier servicing

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gorgeous bike....

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Bought an 08 Silverado and having alot of fun learning how to ride after almost 20 years. Will have to work on resizing pics for later.
just take it easy.... would love to see it! might I ask what prompted you to buy a V Star?

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Hey Mick,

Love the look, could you tell me where you got the windshield? Brand etc... also tell me more about the slip ons? Sorry, new to a vstar. Mine isn't a mod but is almost brand new considering it's an 05! Trying to figure out how to post but let me send you a link http://www.yamahamotorcycleforum.com...9&goto=newpost
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