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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bought 2003 1100 Silverado. New to forums.

Hello everyone. I have read a bunch of information on here and thought its time to introduce myself. I have been riding about six months. This is my official first bike though. I bought it a month ago and the snow will not let up. I have yet to take it for a spin. I just have been starting it up and sitting on it for now in my garage . I hope to gain vast knowledge of the v stars and what they have to offer.
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Ah yes, the 'new bike in winter' garage moments . . . filled with 8-year-old 'vroom vroom' sounds

Welcome to the group - and you have no excuse for not posting pics. For gawd's sake, it just sitting in the garage and you can't ride it anyway - post some dang pics!






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Drewters, tell us a bit more about yourself. Where your from, what colour Star you have, describe vast knowledge . You seem to have missed the most important info on here; PICS. We like pics, pics are good.

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welcome to the forum Drew... good to have ya. if you throw in a lean or two, it helps with the garage time.

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Re: Bought 2003 1100 Silverado. New to forums.

Hopefully pictures work. I'm doing it from mobile at moment. I live in central Wisconsin and am going to school for networking. I'm am chef currently. I have fallen in love with riding and want to start making some mods to my bike as well. The bike looks pretty stock as is, but I am not sure what the exhaust is. Does anyone know? Is that stock?





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Well you've got an 1100 classic Silverado for sure, looks to be maroon. Added OEM passing lamps with visors, highway bar/engine guard with foot pegs, and front fender trim. Very nice for sure.

But only the first two pics open, so we can't see the exhaust. If you also can't see the exhaust, that's probably the reason you don't know if its stock

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Re: Bought 2003 1100 Silverado. New to forums.

Sorry. Here are the other two photos.




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That exhaust is what we refer to as "bone stock"

The bike runs very nice in the stock formation. If you ever decide you want more sound (or just a deeper sound) you can start with drilling the exhaust, then move on to removing the baffles completely, and then using a slip-on muffler, and finally replacing the exhaust completely. Or just jump to a complete new exhaust. No reason to spend a lot either, just watch ebay and craigslist for a nice set of pipes that were too loud or too quite for the previous owner and for about $250 you've got new pipes.

If you then decide you want a bit more performance, look to replacing the stock air intake (very restrictive to meet emissions). For about $100 (buy-your-own parts) or $150 for a kit (google chubby air PODS) you can move to POD filters and see a world of improvement.

With either mod, you'll need to rejet - figure $20 for jets and either a few hours to do it yourself, or $200 +/- for a shop to do it for you.

At the very least, find the vstar 1100 wiki knowledge base and start reading - great info. Make sure you thank Sick Mick for making it happen when the original knowledge base was at risk of being lost.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words. Is there a brand everyone prefers for the chubby air PODS? From research it seems to be SS Custom Cycles.

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