Sorry y'all, moved on to a Wing
Hi everyone. This is a great group, and the V-Star is a great bike. But I have physical issues that made me change bikes.
In short, in the same accident that caused by back, knee, and shoulder issues that drew me to the V-Star (and away from sport/sporty bikes), also broke my coccyx (tailbone).
The V-Star was awesome around town, but after about 150 miles my tailbone started killing me. Because of the forward position of the floorboards, there was no way to shift weight around and get relief.
This is not unique to bikes, I can't sit in a chair for more than an hour or so without lots of movement, weight shifting, etc.
I've been trying a bunch of bikes but the only thing that didn't kill my shoulder and hands, let me take some weight on my feet, and move around in the saddle was the Wing.
If the Wing doesn't work, I may be done riding.
So here we are. A dealer I've been working with to find the right bike called with a smoking deal on a trade-in Wing with ABS (a requirement). So I traded on the V-Star today and brought home the Wing.
I'll be around, I like the discussions here. Thanks for all the help with my V-Star, and I'll see you on the road!
Alan in Denver
2009 1300 Tourer
Cutdown windscreen, MS fork deflectors, lizard lights, Mustang seat and backrest
Last edited by pilotalan; 06-16-2018 at 11:27 PM.