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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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New forum member, shopping for V Star 1300 tourer. Looking for wise input from current members on performance issues, mods to install, things to watch out for. Thanks, Ozz
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 04:51 PM
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Welcome Ozz. You came to the right place. I have an 1100 so I can't help much but there are plenty of 1300 owners here who I'm sure will offer some tips and advice.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 08:00 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. I'm on an 1100 also. There are a lot of 1300 owners here. Post any questions you have in the correct thread and you will get some great replies. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-28-2018, 10:29 AM
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Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee Ozz. I own the 1300ís little brother, the 950. I did a demo ride on the 1300, plenty of power and great handling. You canít go wrong with one. Shop around though, you may find a good deal on a close out model from last year.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 10:20 AM
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Hi Ozz...I just got a 1300 and I live in Granite Falls...just a little east of Raliegh...I haven't discovered any "issues" yet. I had a Kawa 900 for several years...dumped it last year and Momma said "No more bikes"..I waited her out and got my new 1300 for Father's Day. If you are ever in or near my neck of the woods...Come by and say hello. I'm always looking for spomeone to ride with. Are you new to Bikes? Have you ever ridden the Dragon (US 129)...It is a fun ride...LOTS of curves...

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