Getting my VStar 1100 tomorrow!
Hi guys. I'm taking delivery of a new to me, 2007 VStar 1100 classic tomorrow morning. Feel like a kid before Xmas as I can hardly contain my excitement. Got a great deal on a single owner bike that has under 14k miles and extensive mods - performance cams, roadhouse exhaust, pod filters, engine oil relocation kit, windshield, upgraded starter and clutch, saddle man bags and givi top case, nautilus horn, amongst other things.
I've been off the bike for a while and this will be my first cruiser bike. My only slight concern was it has 16 inch ape bars on it. I know people either love them or hate them but sitting on the bike I liked my hand position - I'm 5 foot 10 with a long upper torso. Only time will tell if they are staying on. Figure I'll give it a few weeks of riding.
I've been watching every guide, article and video on how to handle a heavy cruiser bike in slow speeds and emergency situations. Besides motorman's how to ride like a pro series can anyone suggest some other technique guides?
I'm a lucky guy since my wife is super supportive of me getting back on the bike - she can't wait to ride pillion (it will have to be in a while though as I adjust to the bike) and even wants to learn herself. Looking forward to meeting other riders in the tri-state area.
2007 VSTar 1100 Classic
Mods: SS Custom Cycle 429 cams, Barnett 64lb clutch spring conversion, Roadhouse 2-into-1 exhaust, Dyna 3000 ignition module, Dyna Hi-energy coils, Thundervolt spark plug wires, Metric Magic Under tank K&N filter pods, Metric Magic PMS screws, Yamaha upgraded starter clutch, rejetted carbs, Barons ORK oil filter relocation kit, Mustang touring seat, 1000lbs Eibach rear suspension spring, Progressive front fork springs, Stebel Nautilus horn, upgraded rear turn signals, Saddleman Midnight express saddlebags, Givi E340 topcase, VStar tall windshield.
Last edited by ZenStarRider; 09-27-2012 at 11:16 PM.