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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Rob from Nj here. I'll give a brief motorcycling biography. 54 years old, started riding at 25 on a Yamaha XS650 Special. Took that bike on a three month cross country trip in 1986. I was hooked on motorcycle camping. Then in '88 bought a '79 XS650. In 1990 I switched to the dark side selling both Yamahas and buying a Sportster 883 which I bored out to 1200. Spent my time motorcycle camping every year in New England and Canada.
In 1999 I bought a Buell Lightning. In 2005 I switched back to Yamaha with a YZF600R which I rode to the MotoGP races in Indianapolis. Sold that in 2012 and bought a V Star 1100. Back on the Sportster in 2015 and then back on the Buell in 2017 taking it to the Smokys. Realizing I needed a more capable touring platform I picked up a 2007 XVS 1300 in November. Look forward to putting many miles on her.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 08:11 PM
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada, Rob. Sounds like you've got lots of experience with a good variety of bikes. Glad you joined us. Post a pic of your latest ride when you get a chance!
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2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad to have you join us. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ms-bike-month/

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

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

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

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html

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
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 08:35 PM
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robr Welcome to the forum from Sacramento, CA.
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Riding is not just what I do but who I am.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 09:40 AM
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Hi Rob!
Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Love to see some pics of your bike. We love pics here. Ride safely!


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Thanks Lesblank, for the links. Also will try to post some pics soon.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 08:08 PM
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Dude, a hearty welcome! Considering that you've had XS650s, a Lightning, a Sportster... I think we might get along.
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