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Hi everyone, I just purchased a 09 v star 1100 classic. The guy I bought it from purchased it new 2 years ago and only put 117 miles on it. I have always been into sport bikes and thought of cruisers as an old mans bike lol, well I just turned 52 and bought this bike for $4000 and I absolutely love it. At 52 I don't consider myself old and wished I had bought a cruiser a lot sooner. For 4k and only 117 miles on it I just couldn't pass this deal up and now realize every type of bike is badass in its own way.
 

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I'll never understand why anyone buys a motorcycle, then essentially parks it and doesn't ride. What's the point?

But good for the next owner so congrats! Looks real nice. Replace the fluids, tires, and battery and ride the wheels off!!
 

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Welcome to the forum. I'm with Chazz, what's the point of buying then not riding it? Nice looking bike, and glad you joined us. Change those fluids and enjoy the year round riding.
 

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Welcome Michael from southwestern PA. Very nice. Congrats on finding a great deal and definately ride the wheels off it. I musta been old all my life cause I always liked the looks of the classic style. Nice color too by the way. Black and Blue, as they say, are the fastest colors.
 

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Welcome from Waldorf MD! I guess I've been an old man since my twenties when it comes to motorcycles because that's all I've ever wanted. I started riding when I was 52 with an 09 VStar 650 Silverado and now I have a 12 VStar 950 tourer that I greatly enjoy riding. It's nice to see what a sweet deal you got. The question as to why folks get bikes and don't ride them is a good one to ask. I know of a few folks who did this and I did ask. Some of the responses I got were:
1. Was more than I could handle. This area [southern MD] is too congested to make me feel comfortable and safe riding.
2. Other interests overtook the desire to ride [Golf].
3. Health reasons.
4. Family changes [additions/deaths/employment/unemployment].
5. Family/Significant Other displeasure - For some reason people can only focus on the bad news items [accidents & deaths] and pay NO attention to the positive stuff. Case in point, my wife REALLY doesn't like me riding, and after serving in the Air Force for 20 years I made my mind up that I had to know if I could ride and do it well. If not then I'd have given it up, but I got my license and my bike and it's history now. Her point of contention was a BAD accident a friend suffered many years ago, but I pointed out to her the 3 friends we have who have ridden for over 30 years now who've not had any accidents. FEAR doesn't live here!
There's more but I'm glad that I won't be in that number and God willing I'd like to ride to at least to my early 70s, and then I'll get a CAM Spyder!
 

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1. Was more than I could handle. This area [southern MD] is too congested to make me feel comfortable and safe riding.
2. Other interests overtook the desire to ride [Golf].
3. Health reasons.
4. Family changes [additions/deaths/employment/unemployment].
5. Family/Significant Other displeasure


#3 and #4 - OK, I can buy that

The other reasons ought to be sorted out before you plunk down hard earned money for a brand new motorcycle.
 

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Thank you everyone for the greetings and comments, this is a pretty awesome site and had no idea there even was a site like this. Ride safe everyone.
 
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