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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-28-2018, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello to all my fellow bikers. I hope to gain some information here and in some cases add my knowledge to some posts. I've been out of biking for a few years and now after buying my friends old 2000 Road Star, I'm going to give it another run while I'm still healthy and can see. I live in Wisconsin near Hudson. I'm 68 years old. I have a little work to do on the old Roadie and I believe this site might be helpful. So Hello! And can't wait to be able to post some questions.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-28-2018, 02:33 PM
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Hi there and welcome to this Forum. Have Fun and ride save.

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Welcome from Hampton Roads area of VA.
And double welcome from a fellow 2000 Road Star owner
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada, Al. You came to the right place. Pull up a chair an make yourself comfortable.
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I'm in a similar position. I'm 71 yrs old and got a 1999 V-Star 650 late last fall. I've put in a few hundred kilometers and will eventually get my licence.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you joined 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

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-28-2018, 06:55 PM
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Hudson huh? There's some good riding over there. At least compared to the Twin Cities metro area. Welcome!
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Hi Al, welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Love to see some pics of your bike.


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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Al, welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Love to see some pics of your bike.


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This is my bike, 2000 Roadie that I bought from my old ridding buddy ( he bought a HD ). I've installed so far, new replacement windshield, battery, tires and today I'll install a new Regulator (charging problem, old regulator has cracks on the back side) Planing to add the bags that I'm hoping someone that has used them can tell me a little about them. My friend put a rear sprocket with one less tooth on this bike and the speedo is off, so I've ordered a speedoDRD Y1 to re-calibrate the darn thing. At some point I'd like to get rid of the HipperVentalator air intake, damn thing sticks out too far. In the picture the new shield is on and the new tires.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hudson huh? There's some good riding over there. At least compared to the Twin Cities metro area. Welcome!
Yes, good riding down 35 along the Mississippi and also along the MN side of the Mississippi on 61. I'm sure you've made that run. Once I get this bike set up, maybe we could do the ride. I used to live in St. Paul. I think I've out lasted (lived) all my old ridding buddies.
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