Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Qualicum Beach BC
I have been riding for over 40 years, and usually on old BMWs. 2 months ago I just sold my newest bike, a 1981 BMW R100RT. Then tried to figure out what to get to replace it.
I was tired of the old school stuff and wanted to get into the 21st century. Eventually decided on a 2005 VStar 650 Classic. I know, people have already told me it is too small or underpowered. But I really don't think so. It fits me fine and I have already had it up to 140KPH, which is fast enough for me. It is comfortable and seems to work just fine. I like the stock pipes, as they are fairly quiet, but can give a nice throaty growl. You have to remember I come from riding very quiet Beemers, so the throaty growl is much more than what I am used to. I don't like loud pipes.
So far I have found some very good and interesting information on the forum and look forward to conversing with some of you.
I reside in Qualicum Beach, BC. Maybe some of you are near by.