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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy, bought me a 2014 fresh out of the crate 1300 vstar yesterday. Been off 2 wheels for nearly 5 years, and decided to start fresh with a new bike instead of fixing up the old 1300 vtx. Looking forward to starting the process of learning my new ride and adding a few accessories.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 02:31 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Ride often and safe.

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Hi Craze, welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Please share some pics of your ride with us. I'm sure you'll enjoy being back in the saddle again, ride safely!


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Welcome aboard! I'm sure you're gonna love the V Star.

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Welcome CRAZE to the forum. Once you've experienced the freedom riding a motorcycle and being a proud owner, it stays in your blood! Any pics to show off your ride? Ride safe and enjoy~YammyV
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well here's a few pics I took yesterday. It's as stock as it gets. Already got a windshield and sissy bar ordered for the wife.



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Great color scheme, bet it handles well.


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I see by your reflection that you are freakishly tall and skinny!

(on the right side of my VS650 I can see my reflection in 5 places).
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Very nice ride. You deserve to be riding rather than wrenching. How do you like it compared to the VTX?

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Very nice ride. You deserve to be riding rather than wrenching. How do you like it compared to the VTX?

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My initial impressions are they're pretty comparable. Both same size and weight feel about the same off the stand. The VTX seat height is a bit lower and feels more like your sitting in the bike the yamaha more like your on the bike. Power wise the honda seems to have a bit more grunt off the line, where the yamaha pulls harder as the rpms build. The VTX runs out of steam as rpms build, but the vstar seems to lug easier at low rpm. Keep in mind I only got 143 miles on it thus far and have not hammered on it hard yet as I'm in the "break in" period. My honda has pegs vs the floor board on the star. Not sure which I like better. The heel toe shifter is going to take some getting used to. Once I get a multi state road trip on the star I might decide i like the floor boards better. Fit and finish on the yamaha seems a bit better than the honda. I think It's going to work out at least as well as my honda did for me and how I use these things.
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