Welcome, I hope you enjoy your 650 and yeah, V&H SS are a little too loud for my tastes as well. I hope you find suitable replacements... surely OEMs can be had fairly cheaply since a lot of people don't want them. I have what look like Cobra bologna cut slip-ons (there's no manufacturers mark anywhere) and they're just loud enough so that I can hear them when on the highway without them being too obnoxious.
Welcome from frigid Atlantic Canada and congrats on the new ride. I hear ya on the pipes. I picked up a set of slip ons for my 1100 and went back the stock. I was looking for a little more rumble but found them to be obnoxiously loud. I'm sure you can find some OEM pipes somewhere. A lot of people swap for aftermarket so someone has a set hanging in the garage they aren't using. Maybe try posting a wanted ad. You never know.
KCW has a good point on the jetting if you do find a set.
Bike will not start. Replaced the starter, ignition coils, ICM, new battery, all lights are working. When I try to start it the starter turns, but it sounds wierd, got NO SPARK. Any ideas? Please help.
I'm Montikore. I picked up my first bikes last year, a pair of matching 97 XVZ1300s. One is my daily, bobbed out (work in progress. my rear fender looks like crap, but i'm not a pro fabricator so it is what it is ahahah) and robin's egg blue and my project bike is still...
I just became the proud owner of a 2004 Vstar 650 Classic with 9500 miles. I'm an old/new rider. Spent lots of hours riding dirt bikes, as a kid, but hadn't ridden for years. Now I'm trying to get comfortable with a different kind of wheels
Came across this forum, while trying to answer some...