Traded an old, unneeded car for an old, unneeded 2000 V-Star 650 Classic (I have a bunch of motorcycle projects). Figured it would be a good trade, but rather embarrassingly, I didn't know much about V-Star's. Long story short, I was told it was an 1100, and didn't figure out it was a 650 until I ran the VIN looking for a workshop manual.
I got some cash for the difference, and expected to fix a few things. I've been working hard to return it to stock (cobra drag pipes are just too loud for my tastes). I'll keep the Kuryakyn Twin Velocity intake for now, since the recommended jetting is the same between the cobra pipes and stock pipes.
In addition there are some mods, like risers, that aren't quite safe. Longer cables and brake hoses weren't installed, just run behind the triple tree such that the throttle cables bind at the right lock, and the brake cable goes taught when I bounce hard on the forks. It's cheaper to ebay some stock risers than get extended cables
. I have gotten kind of used to the raised bars tho.
Well I got it through inspection (no small feat in Maryland). I was planning on selling it quick after I get some work done on my 1982 XJ750 Seca. I really wanted to give an 1100 a try, the 650 is just not the same and I think I really like the performance of my old airhead inline fours. But even tho it doesn't HAUL like my Seca, I like it's smooth ride around town, and can't wait to get my wife on the back
I've still got to adjust the PMS and sync the carbs (but it runs well), change the fork oil (maybe seals, can't tell with those covers), and probably do a few other things