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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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I am the owner of a used 650 Vstar. I also own a Vulcan 1500... which is allot heavier.

In the 80's I wrecked my first motorcycle the first day I had it... turned out to be a blessing. Walked away from that one and became a pretty good driver. Moved on to a Honda Shadow 500 and 5000 miles on it within the three or four months before I sold it.

After a 20 year drought I bought another Shadow that shook me to death.

My Vulcan 1500 has taken to me 6 national parks including Grand Canyon, Zion, southern California, and Vegas. My wife is a great passenger and loves spending time with me.

Now, my latest bike is a lightweight 650 Vstar, 1997.

I have allot to learn. That's why I'm here.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 02:33 PM
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. I recently moved up to a Vulcan Nomad from a VStar 1100 and you're right, they are a lot heavier. You can't go wrong with a 650 and you found the best place to learn all about it. Lot's of friendly, knowledgeable people here who are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We love pics here so post some pics of your rides when you have a chance.

2007 Vulcan Nomad
V&H exhaust

2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
Kuryakyn Grips
4" Risers
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Yes, we like pictures. Glad you joined us. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.






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
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 07:49 PM
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Welcome from East Tennessee!
Youíre going to love your 650, itís nimble, quick, and easy to handle. Ditto on the pictures!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 07:51 PM
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Welcome from Sacramento, Ca.
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Riding is not just what I do but who I am.

Cherry 2007 650 Classic
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 08:28 AM
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Welcome from Columbus, OH! The 650 seems to be a popular bike. The good news is there are lots of folks on here who have a very good handle on this model and have a bunch of tricks to get and keep you on the road safely and quickly! Snoop around and enjoy!

09 V Star 950

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

Enjoy the ride
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 08:45 AM
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the first thing you need to learn is according to Consumer Reports the Vstar 650 is THE most reliable motorcycle ever made

thats a great thing

the caveat is, if it quits running, its your fault :^)
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 08:51 AM
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Welcome this is a nice place with a lot of knowledge and nice people. I my self down sized from a VTX 1800 to a 1100 classic. It is just so much easier to move around.

I ain't lost until the tank is empty!
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