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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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August 2012 Bike Of The Month

OWNER: jhennly

Year: 2007
Make/Model: VStar Custom
Eng size:650 cc
Modifications: Raked trees, extended forks, lowered, front wheel swap
Accessories: Bars, risers, grips, mirrors, all lights including frame lights, HardKrome Exhaust, Hypercharger, HD horn, fork bullets, Pegs, rear wheel cover, driveshaft cover, swing arm covers, seat, side mount plate, aftermarket full rear fender-removed front fender, painted or powdered most of the chrome, or accessories that were purchased as chrome.
Length of time to build: Still at work



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My story is one of “love at first sight”. I was in the market for a bike, and really had my eye on one from another brand, that was all black. Unfortunately, it was out of my budget at the time. I didn’t give up hope though. I searched day and night, quite literally, for a cheaper alternative. I guess you could say I was slightly impatient. We’ll before long, I found it. The Yamaha Midnight Custom 650 was the bike for me. The price was ideal, allowing me to pay cash for one, and call it all mine! Sadly, there wasn’t one at the local dealer, so I began my tireless search again. At last, about two hours away, a dealer had one still in the crate, but said he could have it ready for me first thing in the morning. Well, guess who was waiting on him when he turned the key, and opened for business the next morning. A couple of signatures later, and I was the proud owner of a 2007 Vstar Custom. After a polite thank you or two, I bid them good bye. As casual as I could manage, I strolled out the door, and took a seat on MY bike for the first time. Our maiden voyage together was over 100s mile taking her back home. From that day forward, I’ve never looked back, and never regretted buying my VStar. It is truly a great bike!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 10:27 AM
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This is Awesome!!!I'm truly honored to represent StarMotorcycleForum's BOTM
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That is an absolutely gorgeous bike. Congratulations.
I'm working on some custom mods to my 1100, and if it comes out half as nice as yours, I'll be pleased. Question: I see you are ridin' low like I am. Do you have a problem with pipe scrapage? I'm trying to figure out what kind of clearances i need, and lean angles, etc.
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That is an absolutely gorgeous bike. Congratulations.
I'm working on some custom mods to my 1100, and if it comes out half as nice as yours, I'll be pleased. Question: I see you are ridin' low like I am. Do you have a problem with pipe scrapage? I'm trying to figure out what kind of clearances i need, and lean angles, etc.
Thanks! No worries with dragging the pipes, it's the frame. I've adjusted my turning to it now, and swing a tad wider, but will still hit now and then.
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Nice

Thats one sexy beats man!
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Thats one sexy beats man!
Thanks, I've enjoyed tweaking on it.
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Congrats Jhennly! She's a beaut!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 06:35 PM
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Congrats Jhennly! She's a beaut!
Thanks, the VStar is a great foundation to build on
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Cool Awesome bike

Hey J
You and I definitely share the same vision.:cool
When I first saw my 2009 V-Star 650 Custom, in black, it was love at first Site and has been my vision to continually black her out.

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Hey J
You and I definitely share the same vision.:cool
When I first saw my 2009 V-Star 650 Custom, in black, it was love at first Site and has been my vision to continually black her out.
Thanks! If there is anything I can do to help, don't hesitate to ask. I really enjoy bouncing ideas around with others who are like minded, especially when it comes to the Vstar
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