Yeah, cold and snowy here too. Sugar Bear says welcome to the forum from Indiana. No "tricks" that I know of, just unbolt as you go,seems nothing is never really easy takin care of your ride(to me) when it is worthwhile Enjoy your ride, enjoy the forum.Ride safe.
I Just had mine painted last month. The only tip that I have is mark all wiring connections as you unplug them, as in turn signals, brake light etc. I have a 2006 V Star 1100. All went smoothly for me. (Pics of my final paint job under Photo Gallery)
Lucky you! been lucky lately seems to be missing us & going up the coast for a change. Still freekin cold, need to get my parts to my painter, no heat in the hut so I'm not in that big of a hurry, still 3 more months of winter here nice chatting with you. Thanks for the tip on the wiring
Thanks, I won't! Bought one of those heaters to hook up to a propane tank, headed out to the hut to start pulling fenders & tank. It's a lovely 10 degrees here in CNY today. Wishing I'd have done this when I put the bike up but around here you keep it together as long as you can cuz one day it's 10 & the next it could be 50-60 but I don't think it's gonna happen so.......... wish me luck.
Got it done in about 2 hours, thanks to my husband & his patience! It wasn't as complicated as I thought. Thanks for the tips! Only had to cut back directional wires. Posted some B4 pics on Photo Gallery.
My name is Mike. Live in So. Cal. (unfortunately). Been riding my entire life, well from 14 anyway, I'm 60 now. Owned all kinds of bikes over the years but this is my first V Star. I just picked up a 2013 1300 Deluxe. Very happy with it so far. I look forward to another forum, and seeing...
Had the bike for 4-5 years. Just never really got into riding it with moving, working on house, having 2 kids etc. now I am getting back into the swing of things and making some modifications. Seats/risers/figuring out a way to put a radio on this thing. I’m excited to amp up the mileage this year.
Hey all, I just recently bought a 2007 Vstar 650. I eventually want to do a bobber build on it but for now I want to get the bike in perfect running condition. I have a lot to learn about bikes but am eager to get into getting my hands dirty.
Hey Everyone, new member here in the forum from Barrie Ontario area. I bought my first cruiser bike. Always road crotch rockets until now. 2004 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic is my new ride. I look forward to all the chats and rides!
Newbie here, so some coaching will probably be needed. Current ride is a 2013 Roadliner S, purchased new in 2016. 50k miles of trouble-free joy so far. Looking into a new 2018 Eluder GT. Best wishes to all and may your rides be safe, your maintenance low, and your satisfaction high.