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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone
My name is Deborah
I own a 2009 Vstar 950.
I have been riding for about 4 years now and love it. My bike has been siitting for about 9 months now because of a operation I had kept me from riding. So now that i am able I have to get it ready for the street again and need some help and advice on certain things I could handle myself.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 09:42 PM
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Welcome Deb!

Nice choice on the 950. Any chance its blue?

I think the first thing that would really help (and you CAN do this yourself) is . . . post a few pics of that beautiful ride

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howdy. feel free to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting

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glad you're getting better and eager to get back on

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Welcome to the 4M Deb.
Okay, where do we start the bike fixing?

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Welcome to the forums Deb.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 05:43 AM
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If the bike was in good shape when put away, at minimum you should do a complete visual check. Include checking the headlights and turn signals to make sure they are working. Test that "meep meep" horn too Make sure the battery is charged. Check all fluids for proper level. Check the tire pressure and do a visual on the tires for any signs of fatigue. If belt or chain driven check for fatigue and proper tension. Other than that take a short around the block shake down ride making sure everything works like it should, brakes, clutch, shifting, etc. If you are OCD like me I would change the oil and filter too.

Then take and post a pic of you on your bike, back and enjoying the wind in your face

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Welcome to the forum Deb. One important thing that needs to be done is check/add gogo juice in the tank

Ride safe and keep it shiny side up.

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Hi Deb! I'm ALWAYS happy to see another ladyrider on the forum. I'm absolutely useless with mechanical stuff (ok, that's not true - I can take apart and clean a sewing machine pretty well) but I'm always happy to help with the sarcasm. I went shopping recently to upgrade my 650 to a 950 but a roadstar followed me home instead (eek, how did THAT happen!). Welcome. The guys here (and gals) are great.

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Hi Debs,
Welcome! What part of Ga. are ya in?

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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I didnt expect to get this many responses this fast.
Thank for making me feel welcome here.

Well I am not sure if I can remember all the questions asked.

The battery is dead, I know for sure. Thats an easy fix. But, my brother told me that I needed to drain the gas and add fresh. I dont know if this is something that is normal or is her being overly careful. And if I do, is this something I can handle myself. I am pretty good with tools.

Someone ask what part of Ga. I live in Cherokee co.

I havent figured out how to upload a photo yet.

And my bike is grey.

Not sure if I answered all the questions. HAHAHA

Thanks again for the welcome.
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