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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2017, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm new here, 14 years riding, mostly sportbikes until now.

Had the itch to build something so I bought my very first cruiser (and first Yamaha), a 2006 V star 650. I have had it about two weeks, and this forum has come up time and time again with search results to what I am trying to do, and more info about my bike than any other place. So I thought I would hop in and share what I am doing, and see what kind of feedback I can get, along with learning as I go~

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2017, 09:39 PM
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Hi Falx, welcome to the forum from East Tennessee.
You've picked a great place to learn and share. Lots of 650 members here. Please share some pics of your ride, and ask all the questions you'd like. Ride safely!


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Hey, Welcome from N. Florida. I have a good friend that has a 650 and LOVES it.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yep, on the ride home it seemd a little underpowered on the highway, but after pipes, opening up the air intake side, jetting, and shaving off all the weight I think itll be just fine
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Welcome Falx, from southwestern PA. Congrats on yer new acquisition. You've come to a great place to learn and share information. In my opinion, the best place because you'll get a lot of feedback on yer questions. A lot of fine people here willing to share and help out when they can. Post up some pics of yer ride when ya get a chance. And maybe some of yer progress?
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Welcome from Colorado!!
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Welcome from Eastern Canada. Sounds like a nice bike. I'm with the others, love to see some pics.
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Well, glad you found the forum! We love watching projects develope. Hope you'll have photos to share as it comes along!

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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Ride often and safe. It's always fun making it your own ride.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Ride often and safe. It's always fun making it your own ride.
I actually lived there for 5 years and thats where I started riding. Bought my first bike from a guy in Baytown, and my first new bike from a powersports place in Tomball~

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