Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
I don't know about your other issues...but the speedo error is on every motorcycle sold in the USA. So yes...it's normal.
I can tell you that you do need to shift a V twin like you mean it, and that some backfiring is normal but is pretty minimal with the stock exhaust.
Just out of curiousity....is this your first motorcycle?
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff