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Greetings guys and gals. I am new to the forum. I am also a new rider, still have my permit. I just picked up my first bike on Friday. It's a 2005 V-Star 650 Silverado. I found it on Craigslist about 150 miles away from me. I trailered it home as I didn't have someone to take me, plus you aren't "supposed" to drive on the highway in OH with a permit. Good thing since it rained on the way back.

It has aftermarket pipes, a Gonzo kit, and he removed the AIS, and re-jetted the carbs. Had 7700 miles when I picked it up, but I have already put about 300 miles on her this weekend. She is such a blast to ride. Lots of power, very comfortable.







He has some highway pegs on it, but he was 6'5" and I am 5'6", so I can't even reach them. Those will probably come off. Thinking about putting a Clevver clutch lever on it to help with friction zone. Also thinking of passing lights. Not sure if I am going to lower it or not. Needless to say she is in need of a good detailing.
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Welcome to the forum and congratulation on your new ride. THE fun is about to start. Take the MSF course if you can.
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am already signed up for the beginner riders course in May
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In Okla if you take the class you will not have to do the riding part of the test for your DL. I have been riding most of my life and when my wife wonted her on ride WE took the class together and it help me also I wish there was a advanced class close by here. I think we both would take it. Take your time and learn it right the first time.
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In Okla if you take the class you will not have to do the riding part of the test for your DL.
What are you talking about? In Oklahoma if you can chew tobacco you don't have to do the riding part of the test...

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for the explanation of the bike on the trailer. For a brief moment I mistook it for an HD...

(Shame on me for being uncivil. Bad, bad, bad... I will now don my HD tee and go sit in a corner...)

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Welcome to the 4M. I don't see any snow anywhere in the pictures so you're ahead of me already.



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Welcome mfd !!
What a nice bike !!
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Welcome MFD! Congrats on a great bike and ride safe. This is a great forum and plenty of awesome people.

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What are you talking about? In Oklahoma if you can chew tobacco you don't have to do the riding part of the test...
Chewing tobacco, chewing tobacco running down your chin lick it up, lick it up and spit it out again That was are school song
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Chewing tobacco, chewing tobacco running down your chin lick it up, lick it up and spit it out again That was are school song
Pre-school? LOL!



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