Hello, Name is Paul, 28 been riding since I was a Lil kid off road and started riding street bikes at 18.
First bike was a brand new pearl white V Star 650 custom with all the normal goodies, think I have a few pics somewhere of it.
Had to let it go after my divorce and then went a few years of no ride. Them I found a crazy deal on a 1982 Yamaha XS400 Maxim and pretty much restored it, it had been sitting for years with only a few thousand miles on it. After 3 years and 20,000 miles. I was finally able to replace it with my 2005 Yamaha Roadstar warrior which I've owned now for 4 yrs. Have rode a Lil over 50,000 miles on it. It's also done 3 1000 miles iron butt charity rides.
I got my ol'lady into riding, took the course with her and she rode my 400 for a year than upgraded to a 2010 Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer which we've done alot of work to and she's put over 20,000 mile on now.
I've built a few warrior engines 100+ HP and I'm restoring a warrior for a friend of mine right now, new paint, bunch of powercoat, clutch upgrade, exhaust work, wheel bearings, brakes,lights ect. Pretty much a full over haul after 55,000 miles and two lay downs.
Have the ol'ladys bike tore down right now also, fitting a batwing fairing, with touchscreen radio and a 200 watt amp with 3 way 6x9's and just powder coated the rims and installed a bomber engine cover kit.
Ran across this forum to see what kinda info or mods I can find for the ol'ladys 950 and I have a buddy redoing a 2000 roadstar he just picked up for crazy cheap that needs alot of TLC.
Roadstar I candy painted a few years ago
My warrior bunch of mods
Warrior I built the engine in 100 HP on a stock bore, heads,cams,clutch upgrade, speed star ecu
Warrior I'm overhauling right now