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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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My 2008 V-Star 1100 Custom.

I bought this in January of this year to replace my aging 97 vulcan 500. Loved the abundant torque, but thanks to Shane at SS custom cycles, I added the pods kit, cobra exhaust, and the 402 cams. WOW! 45 mpg on 87 octane, and a real tire smoker. Mustang seat is on the way, too. I added the mutavo bags,(second set-first ones were too small) and put a stereo, and underbody light kit on it also. It also has air horns on the left side under the tank....They really have saved my life a few times over the years, and have been over every bike I have owned. The sidecar started as a 150 gal diesel fuel tank. It is the fourth one I have built for various bikes I have owned. I even had one on my Ninja 500! My kids and now my grandkids love riding in it, and love to "fly".https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...ze=1280%2C1024
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 11:18 AM
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If that's your fuel tank in the trailer you're planning some pretty long rides. Enjoy the forum, post often and ride safe.

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The side car is long enough for me to fully lay down in with a pillow, and sleeping bag. I suppose I could still carry a five gallon can of gas, but that would mean two things... I probably am waaay to far away in the middle of nowhere, and, even with a Mustang seat, my butt, oooh, my butt!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 02:44 PM
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Great looking ride man. How does the bike handle with the sidecar?

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not too bad, even empty. I am still experimenting with toe in and camber adjustments. It has a little head shake after an off-camber bump, but will recover quickly even with one hand on the bar. It is rock stable with some weight in it. I am guessing she was about 120 lbs.
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What horns did you put on? Are they compressed air or electric?


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They are air. 120db twin tone wolo brand. about 50 bucks on Amazon. This new set has a smaller compressor, and can run off the stock horn button without an extra relay. I have always had these on my bikes. When you hit the stock beeper, it seems they know it's "just" a bike, and they don't move.With these, you get a little respect!
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