Rob Malone -2005 Yamaha V-Start Silverado - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Rob Malone -2005 Yamaha V-Start Silverado

Wishing to share info. About 52 years wrenching experience on anything/everything that goes "vroom" - Latest fun is a V-Twin (graduated from Super Sport bikes some years ago when I realized I was getting older - ugh! - time for old fat guy cruiser!).
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 10:17 AM
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there's a lot of us older guys who dont want to jump over cars or race on the track anymore, who are happy to be cruising and taking it easy on the backroads.

Which size bike did you get? Silverado is the factory loaded (windshield, bags, maybe running lights and fork deflector...) version of the VS 650, 1100, Road Star 1600/1700.

EDITED: from another post about adjusting the carbs you mention its a Vstar 1100...

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Welcome you won't be the only fat old guy here. And as for cruising i am on the same page.
The only cars i jump these days is the matchbox cars (or should i say trip over) the grand kids leave laying around.
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. Lots of us old farts around here. You'll fit right in.

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Welcome from Columbus, OH! Not sure about the weight status of the forum members but you will find there is no bike shaming here. Lots of friendly people eager to help, share experience with, motivate, and sometimes provide uplifting messages and challenges. With 52 years of wrenching you will be a welcome addition!

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Welcome Rob!
Everyone is correct, several of us ‘mature’ Members here that aren’t ashamed of being so. This is a close knit group with lots of help and suggestions. We’re glad you joined us and I’m sure you’ll fit in just fine! Pics of your bike when you get a chance.

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Last October on my birthday (58) I asked myself is this the one. Am I old? then I decided nope maybe next one. We will see. Welcome from Sacramento, ca.
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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.

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