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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello new to site 76 yrs young just sold my 02 1800 Goldwing to heavy to hold up. Just purchased a 07 1300 v star. looking forward to riding. Still working own a carpet cleaning business and play the drums with a few groups. Living in paradise Cape Coral Fl.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 12:50 PM
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Welcome to the Forums from The frozen North of Southwestern Ontario, Canada .

You'll enjoy the freedom and lightness of the 1300 but first thing i would recommend if it hasn't been done is changing the handlebars to the RSTD bars to make it more comfortable. The 2007 - 2010 bars are wide and don't pull back far enough usually causing shoulder pain.

Enjoy the 1300.. nimble and fun and enough power to run hard on the highway
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2008 Vstar 1300a - Cobra Fi2000r (removed)- Ivan's ECU Tune - Cobra slashdown pipes- Cobra air cleaner - Memphis batwing 9" spoiler windshield - Shark Audio speakers - Pyle amplifier - Baron Custom Accessories RSTD Handlebar - Lindby Custom Multibar Highway - Tsukayu hard saddle bags - accessory 12v lighter plug - LED driving lights - switchback LED front signals.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 02:10 PM
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Welcome from another resident of the frozen north, jack. I think you'll find the low center of gravity of the VStars make them very easy to handle. Post a pic if you get a chance - we love pics here!
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2007 Vulcan Nomad
V&H exhaust

2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
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4" Risers
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 03:13 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you joined us. And yes, please post some pictures. When you get a chance check out the Bike of the Month thread.

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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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2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-28-2018, 10:11 AM
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Hi jack, welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Love to see some pics of your bike. Ride safely!

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