Another 1300 Deluxe owner. It is a great motorcycle. The ride is relatively smooth. It has plenty of power but has potential to wake up with some typical mods (exhaust, intake, fuel management). It rides bigger than it is meaning you get a bigger bike ride from the 1300.
I've learned to handle the throttle so that the jerkiness mentioned above is not an issue. Drilling the stock air box helps with that problem some.
Like most motorcycles in its class the stock seat can be uncomfortable for extended rides, I added a gel pad and it makes a huge difference. Others add an aftermarket seat. Most typical add ons are available for the 1300 Deluxe.
I use a Sena SMH5 headset for accessing the GPS and hands free phone options with the GPS. My wife has a Sena headset too so we have intercom as well.
I've added engine guards, Air Chaps, passenger floorboards, a sissy bar/passenger backrest, and a 12 volt outlet in the left saddlebag. Will be adding an air horn next week because the stock horn is wimpy. Am looking for some second hand saddlebag guards.
2013 Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe
2011 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS