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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Oops, messed up already

Accidentally posted on another guys thread. My apologies.
What I mean to say was:

Another newby here. Last October, at the ripe old age of 53, I decided I needed a cruiser. I took the safety class, got my license, and bought me a shiny new 2009 V Star 650 Custom. It was beautiful. It was perfect. But it was a little too light in the wind, and a little underpowered for what I wanted.
I looked at aftermarket exhausts and air filters etc., but finally decided, "What the hell....," so two weeks ago, I brought home a shiny new 2009 V Star 1100 Custom....just in time to turn 54.
Now that's more like it.....!
Still getting used to it, but am sure loving it so far.
Now I'll be relying on all of you to help me find the right direction for all the things I'll be doing to it in the future.

All that said, a big howdy from an Irish cowboy in California.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 10:27 PM
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Welcome aboard. You've picked the right site. Lots of good advice and sound knowledge here. Enjoy your ride and post some pics as you build your ride.

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+1 and welcome to the forum. I must say that the 1100 will stay with you for a long time to come
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howdy. be sure to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting

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Top o' the morning to ya Paddy. Excellent choice in riding machine. Browse around the site. Plenty of information on the 1100 and many more learned co-conspirators around eager to help out. Just ask. Wishing you many miles of smiles to come.

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Welcome aboard Paddy !
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Welcome to the forum paddy, lot of great people here with good advise and thoughts. Also there is a lot of people who like to fun. Hang on and enjoy the ride.

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Got my 1300 2 months ago I am 52 and felt the need for a bike.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 03:35 AM
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Hi Paddy
Welcome to the forum, there seems to be a lot of guys on here around about your age mate, don't let it bother you one bit. Enjoy your new ride mate and post up if there's something you are not sure about or plain just don't know. Someone will have a view on it and if its a problem you have 2 heads are always better than 1 and you will have a lot more than 2 heads on this forum

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the greetings, y'all. I appreciate it.
I live in a SoCal beach town, and had a nice little ride this morning before the raving hordes come to town for the holiday weekend. There is great peace on the back of an iron horse....!
What a nice international flavor this board has! French, English, Aussie, Okie..... (just kidding).
Anyway, hope y'all are well and for the Yanks, have a great Fourth of July weekend.
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