Yamaha Starbike Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey guys im possibly buying a 2001 v star 650. It has a old school hot rod style which is basically the main reason why i want it. the only problem is the mediocre power. im going to be going to the beach alot and was wondering if it would be easy to cruise at 80mph speeds on this bike? if not then what are the options i have for putting more power up? the only thing i know of are wires and coils, a dyna ignition, hypercharger and exhaust. was wondering if anyone else knows how i would be able to bump up the performance?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,531 Posts
80 mph?

Jetlife,

Eighty is getting near the top end for a 650. Wife and I had one for a while. I rode it a few times, I never toped it out but I suspect somewhere around 85 to 90. The engine would be turning a lot of RPM at that speed.

You can fairly easly change the air intake and exhaust then rejet the carbs. Adding 10 maybe 15% power. But, the RPM will be still high.

Nice looking bike, great for cruising, but in my opinion not for running at speeds over 70 MPH for long periods.

Don't confuse a 650 V Twin with a 600 cc sport bike.

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
how big an ole boy are ya?

seriously though. I weighed 175 and rode by myself for a good while on a 750 shadow, i know that has a bit more power, but ya know.....

also how experienced are you? crusing at 80 consistantly with any bike should come with the neccessary precautions, and such and so forth....yada yada.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
ya thats what i figured but this deal is too good to pass up. i weigh 165 and i have about a year of on the road experience. took the class and all that junk. have been riding dirt bikes my whole life. By the way cops do not care about 80mph speeds on the interstate. especially from people on cruisers. they're looking for the 90mph+ around here with people on rice rockets.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
83 Posts
You could go for the 1100. I used to own a suzuki 650 cruiser, never could push it up past 90, but that bike was a POS. I've taken my v-star 1100 up to about 105 on the interstate before, and that's with stock engine/parts/pipes.

Of course if you want even more power the v-star 1300 not only has a larger engine displacement, the pistons have a higher compression ratio as well. If I'm not mistaken the 1300 is a 6-speed as well, whereas the 1100 (and I assume the 650) are 5-speeds.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top