I don't own own but it seems that a common repair is the shaft drive. But, maintained judiciously it stands a good chance of surviving the life of the bike. It's not a poor part. It just doesn't appreciate being ignored.
2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe
OEM Tall Sissy Bar
Memphis Shades Fork Deflectors
Bridgestone Exedra Max Belted Tires
Baron's RSTD 7308 bar