Hello, thanks for welcoming me to this forum! I've recently acquired a 2004 V star 650 custom Silverado from my father in law, marking a series of firsts for me in my riding career. First Yamaha, first twin, and first biker newer than the 80s! My how the tech has changed! Most of my seat time was split between my 1978 Kawasaki kz650 (first bike) and my 1983 Honda v65 magna and 1984 v65 Sabre. Haven't ridden regularly in 5 years and have always wanted a twin. Couldn't turn this one down when the price came in at $600. I love the look and feel of this bike. This forum presented a wealth of knowledge that allowed me to get it on the road. It's not 100% yet but I'm close. So thanks for all your guys have done! Look forward to many miles and more knowledge on these awesome bikes!