Introduction - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Ladies and Gent's. The forum suggested I make an introduction post, so here I am.

Name is Mike, and I am currently riding a 2009 VStar 950. I have previously owned 3 other Yamaha's, and 1 Honda. I learned to ride on a bike I got from my dad, a 1981 Honda Goldwing GL1100. What a beast of a bike to learn on.
Sold that and got my first Star, a 2004 VStar 650 Classic. After one summer and a trip to Sturgis, it was time for an upgrade.
Moved up to a 2004 VStar 1100 Silverado, and loved every minute of that bike, until it was sold shortly after the birth of my son.
10 years later, the itch needed to be scratched, so I found an old and affordable 92 Virago XV750. The wife was never all that comfortable on it, and that bike didn't ever feel like it was happy going 70, so just this summer I gave it to my father in law, and found my way into a 2009 VStar 950 Touring. This bike has been loved, with 35,000 miles on the tach, but I'm glad its previous owner enjoyed it as much as I would hope to. New tires, oil change, and spark plugs should compliment the existing Cobra intake, exhaust and fuel injector tuner nicely. The 950 also has both rider and passenger Ultimate seat's, which the wife and I are both thoroughly enjoying.

See you on the road!

Mike.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 09:44 AM
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Welcome to the site. You will find a lot of information - nice people - and even some laughs.
Nice introduction.
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. This is indeed a very friendly and active forum. Pull up a chair and join in.

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Welcome from Columbus, OH! I also have the 950. Great bike.
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09 V Star 950
Dark Cherry
Cobra Exhaust and Floorboards
Recent Mods: Added OEM passing lamps
Kuryakyn R/B/T kit
Custom Dynamics Rear Red Turn lenses

Looking for new seat and taller windshield

Be seen and be heard! Bright lights and loud pipes!

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Welcome from Sacramento, Ca.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 11:32 AM
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Hi Mike!
Welcome from East Tennessee and a fellow 950 owner. Both wife and I ride an 09 950. Mine has the same mods as yours and hers is the base model with upgrades. Love to see some pics of your bike.


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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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And a few more.
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Welcome, Mike, from another 950 rider. That's a beautiful bike. Good choice. You'll be happy with it.

Lots of 950 owners on the forum but I rarely see one out on the road. Strange. Just unlucky, I guess.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 08:39 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Great pictures and thanks for making garage. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

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

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

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

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

Ride often and safe.

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
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