Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sodus Bay area, NY
High mileage 1100 owners: Help me prove Dad wrong
Hi All -
Just back into motorcycling after a two-year hiatus following a nasty spill. Purchased a 2004 VStar 1100 with 33K on it and brought it home on Friday night on a trailer. Still nervous about getting back on, going to take it slow.
Anyway, my father has been on motorcycles for over 50 years. He was questioning my decision to by an air-cooled V-twin. He said the rear cylinder doesn't get cooled enough without coolant and a radiator, like the Suzukis or bigger Yamahas.
So, I would like the high mileage 1100 owners to chime in here and help dispute this claim of his about the big air-cooled twin. So, please share your mileage, submit a pic of your odometer if so desired. Also, any problems you may have had with your bike as the odometer rolled up to its current place.
Current Ride: 2013 Honda F6B
2004 VStar 1100 Classic
2008 VStar 1100 Silverado
1982 Suzuki GS650S