Hello from the great northwest.
Hi everyone! So I joined the forums so I can get some information that I can't find as I need it to fix up and mod my bike. I have a 2003 V Star 650 I'm in the process of fixing up.
Shortly after I bought my bike while I was out on a ride one of the bolts to my handle bars sheared in half causing me to lose control as I was approaching a curve in the road. After I wrecked I found out that the previous owner of the bike used galvanized bolts to fasten the aftermarket handlebars down. :/
I managed to walk away with no broken bones or cuts, just major bruising all over, and the only scratch on me was on my right boot. As for my bike the frame is intact but there's a number of parts that need to be replaced.