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.
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.