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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from Florida

Hi, new member from Florida. Have a 2012 950T since May of this year, have put a little over 5000 miles on it and we're just now getting into the real nice riding weather down here! Hoping to get some good ideas on customizing, esp. looking at light bars right now, riding at night has been a challenge.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 02:57 PM
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The problem I have riding at night is the glare from car headlights in my full face shield and my prescription glasses.

Riding with the shield up helps - I would have to spend quite a few dollars to get new anti glare lenses for my glasses.

When there is no one else on the road I have no problem at night with the stock hi beam on my VS 650 - just make sure its aligned right.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 05:10 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum (from a jealous Canadian who is down to maybe a week of riding season left). Lots of 950 owners here who can provide plenty of tips on customizing your ride. Post a pic if you can!
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2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 05:41 PM
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Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. I have an 09’ 950 Tourer with several upgrades. Share a pic of yours with us and ride safely!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 06:42 PM
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Welcome form Houston, Texas. I will agree that the glare from other lights can be difficult to deal with. I did a simple headlight upgrade to a SilverStar head light, it was a good fix to be able to see better. Ride often and safe.
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2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
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