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Hello everyone. Thanks for letting me join your forum. I just purchased a new 2010 V-Star 650 Silverado. If anyone has any tips about the bike I would appreciate them. Also I will be adding some accessories, if anyone has some good reliable web sites to purchase v-star accessories, it would be greatly be appreciated.

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Welcome to what has now become "your" forum.
There are a lot of V-star 650 owners on here too. I'll predict you will enjoy this group.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on your riding machine selection. Remaining active in forums like this will better enhance your ownership enjoyment; I know, it has mine.

Now on to your questions: First of all, if you have a topic you'd like to shed light on, try the "search" feature. If you have not found the answer you're looking for; just ask. Plenty of hands-on experience and accumulated knowledge around here.

For you reading enjoyment and general useful info, go to: http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/VStar1100-FAQ.htm.

Accessories abound on the world-wide web. I've had good personal experience with a couple of the larger more established aftermarket companies. Again, if ever in doubt, just ask on the forum.

One good option to take is to check out photos of the different bikes members post on here. You'll get some ideas as to which one gives you the right "bling" and its usefulness too. I'm fortunate that the area I live in has a good population of bikes and aftermarket stores. I usually would go to one, give the product a good look and if the product is something I would personally use like a helmet, riding jacket, etc. even try them on for correct fit and look. Then I shop the Internet of the same product and compare prices, warranty (exchange option). This allows me to get the most for my money when I do decide to purchase the item. Don't forget to check out the advertisers on our forum too.

Wishing you many miles of smiles. :)
 

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Hello to all, another newby!!!

Just purchased a new 2009 V-Star 1300 a month or so ago. I have ridden before, almost 30 years ago and just now have come back to it. So far besides the heat its been real nice. The only hard part is finding more time to ride...:D. Its harder now than when i was a kid. I think too much now. I wonder what the cars and trucks will do and whats coming up behind me...But its still very nice and i can't wait for some cooler temps. I plan on keeping my bike stock for the most part but have added halegen passing lamps, a quick release windshield and back rest for when the wife rides. And some black leather bags to carry my lunch amongest other things. I plan to use it as a commuter and am tickled at how short my stops at the gas stations are. I love Yamaha and have many of thier products. Hope everyone rides safely. Just saying Hello.
 

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Welcome aboard you’ll love this forum and you will love your scoot, I’ve owned many bikes in my life and non of them come close to my V-Star, my wife and I are even talking about the possibility of going to Sturgis, something I’ve always wanted to do. My scoot came pretty well loaded but there are a few things in my mind I want to do, I don’t have any experience with places to buy accessories but one thing I do is look at the pictures and try in my mind to figure out how certain things would look on mine.

Again, welcome and enjoy.
 

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Welcome aboard, Reboot.

I had been a dirt rider for many years, but decided I wanted a cruiser last year. I bought a 650 Custom and rode it for about 8 months until I upgraded to an 1100 about a month ago.

Loved that 650.....just needed a little more.

I bought some stuff online at West End Motorsports. Their prices seem to be about midling and they have a pretty good selection. Free shipping on over $200, too. Many other sights as well.....just google v star 650 parts.
 

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Welcome aboard both of you reboot and widow maker.Reboot you will love that bike my wife has an 02 and she is also a forum member here. You have found a site with a lot of laughs and good people. Be safe and keep the shiny side up.
 

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Hi Reboot thiis is HD Eater's wife, well better put, his better half... LOL I know your going to really get enjoyment out of your 650, I ride one too. Mine is an 02 and it was chosen bike of the month last month on this forum if you would like to see a pic of it. There are a lot of great websites that we buy from for our motorcycles. One of them is Dennis Kirk, which so far they have been very quick about getting our product to us. The other is Motorcycle Superstore, and again they are quick. We have ordered from Cruizer Customizing in the past and found that they are very very slow with the shipping. We have actually canceled an order from them because they were taking so long of getting it shipped.
Enjoy your bike and ride safe.
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Hey who let that cruisin650 post here?Just can't seem to loose that girl.lol
 

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Welcome! Congrats on your new ride! Great to see more lady riders everyday! I have had to do some customization to my bike to fit my short height! The great thing is there seems to be unlimited amount of custom things you can do to your bike.

Have fun and ride safe!
 

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accessories for 650

reboot, just added a sissy bar, pad and mounting hardware and because it just looks to nice to pass up, front fender rail.....ordered from value accessories , nice site with tons of stuff.

This is all we are adding to the 650 for the wife for now....lowering kit will be done next week.
 

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newbie....the wife is vertically challenged here, so I adjusted the suspenion for a softer setting (#2) which once on it dropped it about 3/4" inch, now getting the lowering kit put on next week.
 

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Welcome from Arlington, VA! I'm also a lady rider, and a 650 owner, although mine is vintage compared to yours. I'm looking forward to hearing about how you eventually decide to dress her up! ;)
 

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Hidy from Alabama.

I've got more bikes than I know what to do with (and no intentions of stopping the collection. lol). I've had my 03 650 Classic for a few months now and I just find myself gravitating toward it when I go to pick a ride for the day. It's a great bike!

For now, ride it! As you figure out what you don't like about sitting, or grip angles, or whatever, start with those items to make it more comfortable, then on to dressing it to you your likes.

As I've said, I've got a ton of bikes. My all time favorite rider is a 1993 Voyager XII (don't shoot the non yama bike. lol), and I still find myself riding the 650 a heck of a lot more than any other.
 
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