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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone,

I am new to the page and figured I would drop in and introduce myself. I've been riding motorcycles for about ten years now and I've owned quite a few bikes; from Yamaha's to Harley's and everything in between. I also am one of the lucky few that get to ride a bike and get paid from time to time. My current personal bike is a 2014 Yamaha Vstar 950. This a bit of a downsize from the last cruiser I owned, A Suzuki Boulevard 1500. However, I like it much better. The belt drive and responsiveness make it such a fun bike to ride. Didn't hurt that I picked it up with 0 miles off the dealer floor. It was a 5 year old new motorcycle that had never sold from 2014. Got a good deal. Anyway I look forward to talking with you guys about all the Star bikes-especially the 950s.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 05:59 AM
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. The 950 is a great bike and it sounds like you found a great deal. Lots of knowledgeable, helpful people on here and with your riding experience I'm sure you can offer some tips and advice (like how to get paid to ride - lol). Love to see a pic when you get a chance.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 09:11 AM
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Hi Michael!
Welcome from East Tennessee, the wife and I both ride 950s. As mentioned, please share some pics of yours with us when you can and ride safely!


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Glad you joined the group! I purchased my 2012 950 T in the same manner. And love my bike. Looking to add conversion kit now so I can continue my interest!
Ride safe and enjoy~YammyV
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Welcome from Columbus, OH! You came to the right place. You will find many very helpful and knowledgeable riders that will help you in any way!
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 06:32 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Congratulations on your new ride. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...on-garage.html

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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Thanks everybody for the welcome wishes. Northern Rider mentioned how to get "paid to ride"... Im a police officer and assigned part time to our motorcycle unit. Its a good gig. Anybody have any recommendations on exhaust systems for the 950? I don't want anything obnoxious but I want it to have a good sound.
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Welcome
I am one of the downsizing gang as well. Went from a VTX1800 to 1100 star classic. Don't
miss all the noise and gross amount of power that i never used.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 08:55 AM
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Michael,
Glad to have another LEO on board, Im a 27yr veteran myself.
As far as exhaust suggestions on the 950, we put the cobra slip-on on my wifes Click image for larger version

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