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Hello Everyone,

I am new to the page and figured I would drop in and introduce myself. I've been riding motorcycles for about ten years now and I've owned quite a few bikes; from Yamaha's to Harley's and everything in between. I also am one of the lucky few that get to ride a bike and get paid from time to time. My current personal bike is a 2014 Yamaha Vstar 950. This a bit of a downsize from the last cruiser I owned, A Suzuki Boulevard 1500. However, I like it much better. The belt drive and responsiveness make it such a fun bike to ride. Didn't hurt that I picked it up with 0 miles off the dealer floor. It was a 5 year old new motorcycle that had never sold from 2014. Got a good deal. Anyway I look forward to talking with you guys about all the Star bikes-especially the 950s.

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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. The 950 is a great bike and it sounds like you found a great deal. Lots of knowledgeable, helpful people on here and with your riding experience I'm sure you can offer some tips and advice (like how to get paid to ride - lol). Love to see a pic when you get a chance.
 

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Hi Michael!
Welcome from East Tennessee, the wife and I both ride 950’s. As mentioned, please share some pics of yours with us when you can and ride safely!


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Glad you joined the group! I purchased my 2012 950 T in the same manner. And love my bike. Looking to add conversion kit now so I can continue my interest!
Ride safe and enjoy~YammyV
 

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Welcome from Columbus, OH! You came to the right place. You will find many very helpful and knowledgeable riders that will help you in any way!
 

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Thanks everybody for the welcome wishes. Northern Rider mentioned how to get "paid to ride"... Im a police officer and assigned part time to our motorcycle unit. Its a good gig. Anybody have any recommendations on exhaust systems for the 950? I don't want anything obnoxious but I want it to have a good sound.
 

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Michael,
Glad to have another LEO on board, I’m a 27yr veteran myself.
As far as exhaust suggestions on the 950, we put the cobra slip-on on my wife’s IMG_0254.jpg base model, on my tourer model I went with true duals that I bought from a forum member. The cobra has a great throaty sound, mine are a good bit louder but they changed the look of the bike in my opinion. From my experience, the open air filter upgrade will be your most noticeable without killing your mpg’s.


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Yes I did, slid the factory off, slid the Cobra on in under 30minutes, easy peasy.


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