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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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2011 VStar 650 Custom

Hi Guys,
I am a new rider and member on this forum. I was looking to buy a used Harley Sportster 48 or Iron or just a 883 for couple of months. But last week saw this 2011 Vstar 650 on Craig's list went to check it out, liked it and bought it home. Previous owner really took care of it, its in excellent shape and has only 8800 miles on it. costed me $3273 including dmv tax, registration etc for it what do you guys think?

Any recommendation about Engine guards for this bike?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 04:21 PM
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Mine is an 07. Had 3,000 when i bought it this spring and now has just over 6,000. I love mine. It'll handle 80 on the highway everyday no problems. Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new ride. Got any pics? We love pictures, lol.

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I think you have you good dependable ride at a good price. A lot after market parts co. carry engine guards
take your pick. I have the OEM 1 1/4 bar on my 650.
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Looking for a crash guard or engine guard that will is large enough to even protect the gas tank for any damage when the bike is laid on the floor.
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Your first post is my experience literally exactly.
I decided to get my MC license late in the summer a few years back, and realized all the MSF classes were booked till the end of the year. I had a picture of the Iron on my cell phone wall paper all winter.

In the spring I took the course, got my license, went to a Harley dealer with $3300 cash in $100 bills in my sweaty pocket... and they would not let me take ANY bike for a test ride.

Got a used 650 from original owner with almost exactly 8800 miles on it. Paid him the sweaty cash.

this is weird.
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Your first post is my experience literally exactly.
I decided to get my MC license late in the summer a few years back, and realized all the MSF classes were booked till the end of the year. I had a picture of the Iron on my cell phone wall paper all winter.

In the spring I took the course, got my license, went to a Harley dealer with $3300 cash in $100 bills in my sweaty pocket... and they would not let me take ANY bike for a test ride.

Got a used 650 from original owner with almost exactly 8800 miles on it. Paid him the sweaty cash.

this is weird.
Is $3000 decent price for a 2011 Vstar 650? and is it better than an HD Iron in term of reliability and ride comfort?

I don't like the look and shape of Iron, only Sportster I like is a 48.

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$3000 for a 2011 is a very good price. As too reliability and comfort, I have no clue as I've never owned or ridden a Harley!
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Looking for a crash guard or engine guard that will is large enough to even protect the gas tank for any damage when the bike is laid on the floor.
Raptor, my 2014 650 Custom has the "MC Enterprises" highway bars and they're awesome. Really heavy-duty, and look great too! They do a very nice job of filling in the front end. If the bike topples, these bars will definitely save it! Here's a couple pics of mine.

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Big Bike Parts chrome solo rack
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clutch adjustment kit
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clock/thermometer set
QDC harness/USB phone charger
Furygan leather gloves
Xelement leather jacket
NexGen riding boots
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Does the Cobra highway bars have same dimensions as MC Enterprise bars? cobra is little cheaper.

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Does the Cobra highway bars have same dimensions as MC Enterprise bars? cobra is little cheaper.

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I'm not sure about the Cobra bars. At the time, I could not get Cobras, so went with the MC Enterprises. A fellow rider once told me that he believed the Cobras have a less sharp angle to them, which he thought would allow the bike to lay over further on its side, but whether this is true or not, I couldn't tell you. Having tested mine by gently laying it over on our patio, I can tell you that these bars keep all the costly bits from getting anywhere near the ground! Hopefully someone with Cobras can chime in here...

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MC Enterprises engine guard
Big Bike Parts chrome solo rack
"Clevver" clutch lever
clutch adjustment kit
SupaBrake III brake light modulator
Cortech Super 2.0 (24 litre) tail bag
clock/thermometer set
QDC harness/USB phone charger
Furygan leather gloves
Xelement leather jacket
NexGen riding boots
HJC CL-17 Redline helmet/Pinlock insert
Oxford paddock stands
Nelson-Rigg deluxe cover
Battery Tender Junior
cable lock
Helmet Hooker

2014 HONDA CB500FA
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