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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Another newbie from Houston

I actually thought I posted when I first joined the group a couple of years ago when I first bought my present ride. If I did, I canít find it now, but then again Iím not the sharpest guy on a keyboard by any means.

My mini-bio pretty much matches Kbotkinís from earlier this month. I also live in the northwest Houston area and also getting re-introduced to riding after raising kids and going through a couple of marriages as well. My present significant other found out my background and said to go for it as long as she didnít have to ride with me. I wasnít sure how much I would actually ride so I went conservative and bought a 2004 Vstar 1100 with 4,000 miles on it and what appeared to be in near-new condition for about $3500. Iím still not sure if itís the Classic or Custom, it has the spoke wheels and short front fender. I have a picture of it in the albums section, I plan to post more as we go along. I may post a thumb-nail here if I can figure out how.

My riding background goes back to the sixties to a Yamaha 175 Enduro, a 360 Enduro, several Honda 750 street bikes and one Yamaha 1100XJ. I ended up racing open class desert and motocross in the 70ís on a Husky 400 around Southern California. I now ride this bike to work every day itís not raining when I open the garage door. I now have close to 14k on it and have been performing most of the maintenance myself.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 09:36 PM
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Welcome dmac. Your sportin a custom and a fine looking one.Ride safe and keep the shiny side up.

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Welcome to pour forum Dmac. Very nice ride you got there.

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A few things added and more stuff to follow


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G'day from Oz dmac.

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Well this calls for another Houston Newbie "hello", Welcome to the 4M!



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Hello fellow Houstonian.
Nice ride.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the replies

Thanks to all replies. Very cool to have replies from fellow Texans, from both east and west coasts, and even from two other countries! I guess that makes us riders without borders!

I'm doing some major (for me) work this weekend on her, the shifter kept sticking in the up position, I already tore the side cover off, had to wait for a new cover gasket to come in. I'll post some pictures and notes etc., when I'm done. Hopefully I'll be riding again next week.

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