@callred It came with it so I don't know if it helps performance. It looks ok, no problem with that, but it's in the way. My leg rests against it, that bothers me slightly. Not sure if the stock piece has a lower profile.
I'm looking at a 2000 V-Star with 7000 miles, haven't seen it personally yet, photos look good. They are asking 2990, seems a bit high to me what do you think? I need my son to upgrade from his 100cc scooter so we can ride together. Take a look, please.