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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2018, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Old tires new bike

Hi Guys,
After a decade without riding I went and bought meself a VStar 1100. Pretty sight, that bike. My daily commute, I got a steal with 2800 miles on a 2002 very well kept.

It's a different beast to the Honda GL1500 I had before, but a very pleasant ride.

Now I get to learn all about it here with y'all.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. I commute daily in an 1100 also. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

StarBikeForums Bike of the Month - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...enced-you.html

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Thanks for the links =)
I've polled!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2018, 08:31 PM
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does it really have the original 16 year old tires on the bike?

if you google motorcycle tire date code you can find web pages that will tell you how to read the month/year the tires were made, there is a code on the side of the tires.

Unless you only intend to putter around town you should consider replacing them if they are original.
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Actually it did, but I refused to ride it with them on. Tire rot scares the bejeezus outta me.
I guess the title is a little cryptic. I'm the old tread on the new bike =)
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Hail to the King! And welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Love to see some pics of your 1100. Sounds like you got a good deal. Glad you joined us and ride safely!


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Welcome from a fellow 1100 rider from Atlantic Canada. I'm sure it's very different than the 'Wing, but you're gonna love it. Good call on the tires.

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Congrats on your new ride. Nothing fancy, but reliable and very easy to ride. If you start tinkering with it....all bets are off. Just leave her be and she'll run forever. Nice light bike. Easy to maneuver.

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