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I guess it's a plain Jane custom v star 1100 of some kind.
I don't know much about the different models. I sold my dang firebird last fall to upgrade our motorcycle, from our old XJ1100 to something a little nicer.

I really liked the Red on Black, the paint and chrome was still very nice and only has 8900 miles......and the wife liked it.
 

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Sounds like a nice bike. On A Vstar as a general rule the Classic has footboards and the Custom has footpegs. There are other differences but boards or pegs are easy for me to remember. Having a wife that likes the bike is a big plus. Do you do much two up riding? With only 8900 miles is just broke in.
 

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Ok so maybe it's a classic as it has floorboards - which I like much better the pegs, also has the rivets/ studs all around the seats and bags which I don't see on a lot around here.

Yep, found out if he wife dont like it I can do it but she aint going to get involved so big plus for to like riding, she not interested it driving she "just wants to set back and relax". I'm not sure how much we will ride. We had motorcycle or two before kids, now the kids are grown and out of the house, my wife wanted to buy a bike, I tried to talk her out of it, as I really didn't think we would use it very much with us both having a lot of things going on. She was persistent and after turning several down, she found a old but pretty nice 83 XJ1100 for $750 - I though well its only $750 we buy it drive it a couple times and then it will sit for a couple years, no big deal.......but we both ended up liking to ride again, maybe even more than when we were younger.
We sold my spare car a bright yellow formula firebird (that my wife hated) so we could buy a nicer better riding bike. I've only test driven this one about 10 miles in the cold here but seems to ride way better that the old XJ.
I'm guessing we'll put on a couple thousand miles a year at the most, but probably depends on how much she likes the ride of this one.
 

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My wife likes to ride also. Our first date was on a bike. Went about 10 years without one during the kids and life stuff. Got my Vstar about 4 years ago. Last year we are on a day ride of about 400 miles and my son calls me, I have Bluetooth. He said he thought Mom was with me on the bike. I said she was. He tells me he is sending him picture text. Come to find out she is sitting back there taking pictures and sending them to him. I quess you could say she if very comfortable riding on the back. By the way, driver / passenger bluetooth are great for us. Much better than a poke or slap on the helmet when she's ready for a bathroom break. Plus I stream music, sometimes I hate listening to my thoughts. 😵
 

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You don't need all that blue teeth stuff.

Tell your wife to put her arms around you, and if she wants you to go faster, to squeeze you tight!
 

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Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Would love to see some pics of your ride.


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