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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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New 650 Owner in Arizona

Hello from Az. I have owned an 1100 and a 1300 Tourer but gave up riding about 10 yrs ago. Now I’m retired in Az thought I would get back into it. Any recommendations on a good gear bag, I have the rack on the back.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 10:57 AM
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Welcome from CA. which bike are you on now, the 1300? We always like pictures around here when you can. And, you'll find a lot of help around here. On my 1100, when I need more room on the back for storage, long trip, I use T-Bags. Their decent but I wouldn't put a super high recommend as I'd rather have a hard trunk but that's a maybe some day...

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You don't stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 11:46 AM
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Welcome from Wisconsin home of cheese and the Packers. I think you will be happy with the 650. I my self have downsized from a VTX 1800 to a Vstar 1100 classic. I had the vtx for 10 years but it just got to be too much. Love the Vstar no regrets. There are a lot of nice people here with a ton of knowledge on the 650 that are always willing to help out.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 06:26 PM
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Welcome from western Maryland! Just got a 650. Love it. Ride safe.
Watch out for advice from these guys...they are often right!
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you are back in the saddle. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

Ride often and safe.
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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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Welcome from East Tennessee!
You canít go wrong with any of the Vstars, the 650 is great bike and very reliable.

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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. You can't go wrong with a Vstar and you found the right place to ask any questions you might have.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 07:52 AM
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Welcome from Columbus, OH! You will find a bunch of good information on this forum and lots of willing participants to help with any issues you may have. In my eyes they go above and beyond with their advice, information and council to help get you on the road safely and quickly! Snoop around and enjoy!

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Welcome from Sacramento, Ca.

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