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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. New to the forum, but not to bikes. Recently purchased a 06 v star 650, and have started some mods. Bought it in non running shape with only 3600kms on it (yes kms, I’m in Canada, eh). Tore it down, rebuilt the carbs, and she ran beautifully. Now I’m starting to make it my own, and here for ideas and help, as I heard this is the place to be!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 11:23 AM
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Greetings from Minnesota. Lots of smart helpful people here.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 12:01 PM
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take it for a 300km ride

if you cant feel your butt at the end, then you know the first thing to start with: making the stock seat match your custom behind.

there is nothing more "your own" than your seat :^)
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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The seat is in the plans for sure. I want to shave it down to about 1.5" so I sit lower in the saddle as well.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 03:12 PM
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Welcome from the Maritimes. Nice looking bike and glad to hear you have it running. 3600kms - wow. You still need to finish breaking it in!

This is indeed the place to be for all things V Star. KCW is right on the seats (and plenty of other things) - stock V Star seats are akin to a leather wrapped brick as far as comfort goes. You'll get plenty of answers here so ask away!

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I have another post actually in regards to levers, looking for a certain kind. I've seen somewhere about adding carpet underlay to the top of the seat foam, and I plan on doing that as well when I cut the foam down.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 03:23 PM
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Welcome to the forums from the Netherlands, and great bike you have there!

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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Congrats on your new ride. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.






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