Bought a 2010 650 v star last month. Much nicer machine than my two Yamaha 650 70's and 80's vintage twins. Has short shots on it but I made new baffles to quiet them down. Much better now. Removed the AIS stuff and pretty much zero backfire noise. Am looking now at Rox pivoting risers. I am stretching too much for the handlebars. Have been reading great info on this forum, glad to be a member!