V Star decision - 950T or 1300
Hello all - new to forum but past Star owner (Warrior) and current FZ1 and Concours 14 owwner. Wife and I are tiring of the C14 with the need to always ride quickly when sometimes you just want a relaxing ride. It is hard to "cruise" on a C14; she wants and surely can romp. Plus fully loaded with wife, bags and top case she is a big machine.
So looking at a huge change in two-up ridng with a 2009 Star 950 touring or a 2007 Star 1300 standard, both new. Read good about both but some issues with the 1300 - valve adj., noisy clutch, etc. typical internet complaints. Read only good on the 950 and she sure is a looker. More so than the 1300 in my opinion, a fresher more modern look. But big enough for two-up, about 300 lbs total. Really need to make the right move here - the 950T is ready to go touring wise whereas I would need to fit all the touring gear to the 1300. Air vs. LC doesn't matter to me but power is a concern coming from 150HP to nearly a third of that. That silver 950T IS a looker, no doubt. Whats a long time high speed sport tourer to do? Don't forget I can still rip 'em up on the FZ1!
Can also get a great deal on a like new 2002 Warrior but that certainly limits the touring part of the equation.