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Hello. I just picked up a 2008 vstar 1300 tourer. I traded my 2006 roadstar warrior 1700 for it, I wanted a more comfortable ride for long distance. It has some nice chrome and upgrades already. I'll be looking for a fairing here pretty soon.



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Nice ride! Are you just joining our forum, dbirch? Looks like it will be a comfortable ride for you. Welcome. Ride safe and enjoy~YammyV
 

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Nice ride! Are you just joining our forum, dbirch? Looks like it will be a comfortable ride for you. Welcome. Ride safe and enjoy~YammyV


Thank you. Yeah I'm just now joining this forum. I was only the roadstar warrior forum for a bit. This is much more comfortable for me and my wife. Got it earlier today and went about 150 miles. It has good power and runs smooth.


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I don't know anything about electrical, but I'm sure you could find info on how to check connections with a voltage meter. There are some knowledgeable members on here that you can learn from, I'm sure!
 

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I don't know anything about electrical, but I'm sure you could find info on how to check connections with a voltage meter. There are some knowledgeable members on here that you can learn from, I'm sure!


Yeah I'm thinking it's just a fuse or a loose wire. I'll be able to take it apart pretty easily with my mechanic buddy


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Welcome DBirch, from southwestern PA. Nice ride! And thanks fer the pic. Curious though why you would step back from the Roadie to the 1300. I would think the heavier bike would be better for the longer haul. Most likely something simple with yer lights. I wired mine to the toggle switch on one of the light housings so I can turn them on with my high beams at night. Helped tremendously with night rides. Still thinkin about adding a couple fog lights to the engine gaurds too. Good luck fixin yer lights.
 

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Welcome DBirch, from southwestern PA. Nice ride! And thanks fer the pic. Curious though why you would step back from the Roadie to the 1300. I would think the heavier bike would be better for the longer haul. Most likely something simple with yer lights. I wired mine to the toggle switch on one of the light housings so I can turn them on with my high beams at night. Helped tremendously with night rides. Still thinkin about adding a couple fog lights to the engine gaurds too. Good luck fixin yer lights.


My lights have the toggle and aren't coming on at all. The roadstar warrior 1700 is a muscle cruiser. It only weighs 600lbs. It had the aluminum frame and r1 forks and tires. Long distance 2 up wasn't the best. By myself it was fine though it's an amazing bike and I do miss it. The 1300 is a much more comfortable ride 2-up and it has decent acceleration. I went with it because I got an offer to trade straight up so I took it and I'm liking it other than the lights not working


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Welcome to the forum dbirch! Great looking bike you have there. Hopefully you have better riding weather than most of us. Enjoy the forum!


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Welcome to the forum dbirch! Great looking bike you have there. Hopefully you have better riding weather than most of us. Enjoy the forum!


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Thank you. Yeah it's a bit rainy/ cloudy today. I still got 80 miles on this afternoon though. I am happy to live in Texas. I'm able to ride just about year round. As long as it's over 32 and not raining, I'll be on my bike.


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