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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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My husband recently performed a surprise! upgrade for himself to a V-Star 1300. He escaped a doghouse visit by gifting me with his now-unneeded 2005 V-Star 650 Classic. Since then I've progressed from wobbling around the neighborhood in partial terror to flying down the local back highways in partial terror, and loving every minute.

He kept it stock since he bought it very gently used in March (yes, his upgrade to a 1300 only took 2 months) but ever since the first morning that it's been officially "mine" I started prettying it up. I think I may have the fever bad...

On a motorcycle, suddenly you comprehend the wrongness of speed..."We are running way too fast!" your primal brain screams. "How did this even happen?! ARE WE FALLING?"
And then your rational brain glances in the rear view mirror and says "Speed up, man, this is a school zone: You have to do at least 20 mph."
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 06:06 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure the shear terror will abate and you will be getting the fever even worse. Real glad you chose this forum the forumees are the best bunch of people around . Don't hesitate to come calling if you need any help trying to cure the fever; lots of women riders on this forum also.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 02:20 PM
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Welcome from a fellow female rider! The bug has bitten you huh? Don't worry about visiting the doc to get that fever down, the prescription is more riding and lots of mods!
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Thanks! It's nice to see other women around, too!

I really like the retro look of the Classic and so far I've taken off the saddlebag/racks, the sissy bar and the passenger seat, and I'd like to add a solo rack to have a little something shiny on that curvy fender as well as swap the tires for white walls when replacement time rolls around. That said, I've also been really eying some LED lights for the body - I found some that do a nice, slow color morph - so maybe it won't be STRICTLY retro.

On a motorcycle, suddenly you comprehend the wrongness of speed..."We are running way too fast!" your primal brain screams. "How did this even happen?! ARE WE FALLING?"
And then your rational brain glances in the rear view mirror and says "Speed up, man, this is a school zone: You have to do at least 20 mph."
-http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-insane...#ixzz1w8wgEEFL
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...and so far I've taken off the saddlebag/racks, the sissy bar and the passenger seat...
Reminds me of a funny thing that happened to me once when I needed a crescent wrench and sent my wife to buy one. Remind me to tell it to you sometime. It is a riot!

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