the owners manual that is free online says the Custom is XVS650,
the classic is XVS650A
and they stick a C in for california-only bikes.
The tires are different sizes, you can read the tire size off the tires on the bike
I agree its a stupid model numbering system, I have seen the numbers you listed in other places
and the names themselves "Classic" and "Custom" are stupid. What is custom about a fully stock motorcycle right from the factory?
when you modify your Custom Vstar, do you now have a custom Custom Vstar?!
If I write "GENIUS" on my forehead does that make me a genius?!
the clutch freeplay is subjective for the rider. As long as you have some freeplay you can tweak it to get the friction zone to kick in where you want it, nearly all the way out, in the middle, or close to the grips.
The friction zone is very narrow on these bikes.
The brake pedal adjustments are different because the custom has foot pegs and the classic has foot pads - but again, tweak it were you want it.
as for the tire pressure and max loading, get the tire size off your tires, look in the table and see which alphabit soup they call your bike, and you should be able to figure it out. I think the tire pressures are also on the VIN sticker on the steering head.
BTW if you dont have the owners manual or service manual, they really are available free online - google V star 650 Service Manual.
No one can remember those XVS... numbers. When you goto a website to buy parts or tires.. it will ask you make, model (650 classic or custom) year... thats all you need to know.
Last edited by KCW; 06-25-2018 at 02:27 PM.