After their visit and going for many rides this weekend my bro and sis-in-law love the XVS1100 and Piggy has a new home. I'm so stoked!
Something I want to mention which flat out blew my mind. I've only worked on three previously owned V-Stars so far but each one has had slight carburetion issues upon purchase and in all three cases the issues were because the intake duct-work between the air filter and carbs was not connected properly causing lean fuel/air mixtures and either the PO or whoever was tasked with working on the bike tried to compensate for that fault by futzing with the jetting and/or pilot mixture screws. Three out of friggin three!! If anyone here buys a V-Star and the bike doesn't quite run spot on then I'd advise you to ensure that the intake duct work is connected properly before worrying that the carbs, ignition or exhaust is the culprit.