New Member . . .sportbike convert
hey all new member here from northwest Ohio. I have been riding an r6 since I was 18 (7 years ago). I hadn't been riding it much the past few years as my taste shifted more towards comfort and less towards insane performance. A couple months ago I rode a buddies road king and I started to get the itch for a cruiser but didn't want to spend the money or deal with the reliability of a Harley. I am die hard Yamaha and in all the years I owned my r6 I never had an issue with it. You cannot beat the performance and reliability of yamaha as far as I am concerned. So when I rode a buddies v star I was hooked. For the cost of these bikes you just can't beat the performance, looks, and quality. I picked up a 2001 v star 1100 custom last night. Really enjoying the thing in the little time I have had it. PO put on floorboards (which I would have done - like the look of the custom but the comfort of the floorboards), and drag bars (I would like to go back to stock), it has saddle bags, a sissy bar, and a windshield as well.
So I'm keeping an eye out for stock handlebars and risers as well as the highway bars. I need to measure to make sure the drag bars are the stock 1" (correct me if I am wrong) to make sure I won't have any issues with controls. I sure hope the PO didn't put a weird size on. I'm hoping to find someone interested in a trade for bars