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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hello!!!

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I joined because I'm considering a VStar in the near future! Hoping to get input on all aspects of them. We're going to do a bunch of weekend trips and need more comfort without breaking the bank.

Currently riding a 2003 Honda Blackbird (it is for sale!).

Thanks for letting me be part of this site.

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Gary, welcome to the forum from NC! I promise you will enjoy this community a lot. And you will definitely enjoy a bullet proof V Star design and ride. Share pictures of your new ride when you pick it up.

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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Which Vstar are you considering? New or used. Main use, daily, just weekends mentioned, etc.? Approximate carrying weight. All these questions will help with recommendations. We have a lot of valued riders of many models here so suggestion will follow. I commute daily on an 1100 classic with weekend trips with wife. About 325 pounds between us. Bike works great for daily use. Does very good on longer weekend trip. At times a little more power would be nice. Can get a little buzzy at sustained 80mph, here in Texas many 75 mph roads. Wife and I take several 400 plus day trips every year without issues. Keep us informed on what direction you are leaning toward.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcomes!

I'm looking for weekend trips with my wife, but I will ride to work witch is only a short distance. We want more comfort than the Blackbird has to offer. It is a great bike, but not suited for 2up. Atleast not for us.

I'm really liking the VStar 1300. I've seen different versions. I rode my friends 2012 VStar 1300 and liked it! It had windscreen, hard bags, and sissy bar. I think my wife would like that!

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Thanks for the welcomes!

I'm looking for weekend trips with my wife, but I will ride to work witch is only a short distance. We want more comfort than the Blackbird has to offer. It is a great bike, but not suited for 2up. Atleast not for us.

I'm really liking the VStar 1300. I've seen different versions. I rode my friends 2012 VStar 1300 and liked it! It had windscreen, hard bags, and sissy bar. I think my wife would like that!

Gary
1300 is pretty comfortable bike and definitely a good engine. My previous bike was Stryker with exact same engine, I had never had any issues with it. The only problem with the Stryker was a lack of 6th gear and low speed jerkiness, but V Star 1300 seems to have different gear ratios (I may be wrong though) and it rides a bit different (rode one on Yamaha demo truck day). More comfortable seat and seating position for sure. I'd get a fairing version of it if I was shopping for one.

If weight is not an issue - very good choice!

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Hopefully some 1300 owners will chime in. I will tell you that if I were to change bikes today for a commuter / weekend ride it would be a 1300.

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Hi Gary, welcome to the forum from East Tennessee and Happy Thanksgiving! Canít go wrong with a Vstar. Let us know how your search is going and post some pics once you bring it home.


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Welcome from the Maritimes and another 1100 rider. I agree with what les said about the 1100 and from what I've read the 1300 would make an excellent choice, or even the Road Star if you want to go a little bigger. You really can't go wrong with any of them. Like the others have asked, please post a pic of whichever one you choose.

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Still looking! Got my eye on a NEW! 2015 1300 Tourer. Any thoughts, critics? Good , bad, otherwise? Still need to sell the Honda CBR1100XX though...

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You stated you had ridden a 1300 before and liked it. I say buy it. Might want to make sure dealer understands that it's a three year bike, at least close to it, and be understanding if you bring in for warranty work. If fuel has been left in tank there might be some tank rust issues which might comprise fuel system. Has any oxidation started on any parts? Any vehicle sitting will age even sitting inside. Don't get me wrong, I would buy a left over model, just trying to make sure you inspect it very good. Keep us informed and good luck.

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