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Boots? just a poll. what waterproof boots do you wear?

i am looking at some Gore-Tex options to replace a pair of A-Stars Ridge WP boots. they never fit me to my liking with the velcro only closures, plus they are older and need replaced anyway. i bought a pair of TCX Rap "Shoots" last year, but i'm passing them on to a friend, just not for me.

i am a bit all over the place at the moment with what i am considering, but here is what i am looking at.

* Tall - at or above the ankle

* Gore-Tex preferred

* jump boot w/side zip or engineer boot w/side zip

* wearable at work, dress casual office environment

not a ton of options in Gore-Tex when looking at Motorcycle Specific gear that fit my criteria, so i am also considering at some 8" military/tactical boots by bates and danner.

thanks in advance!

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hello everyone and thanks for letting me join i have recently purchased a 2015... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

hello everyone and thanks for letting me join. i have recently purchased a 2015 v star 1300 deluxe se and i find the handlebars are just a little too short. after reading some forums, it seems as though RSTD factory handlebars are the way to go for that extra little pullback. does anyone have any experience with this? and if so anything with a model of this year?

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    XM Signal Strength Over the past month or so the XM SAT signal strength for me... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

    XM Signal Strength? Over the past month or so the XM SAT signal strength for me here in NE Ohio(Greater Cleveland) has been wavering between 0, 1 and 2 bars, but mostly 1. This makes for a very very poor listening experience that is less than satisfactory with the sound fading in and out along with the weak signal. This season has been my first experience with SAT radio, is this normal? does it have anything to do with the time of year?

    Thanks for any input in advance!

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      Two questions How many of you guys worry and pull the GPS unit off when you... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

      Two questions: How many of you guys worry and pull the GPS unit off when you park it anywhere but home?

      Also I understand the unit is water proof... but if the unit is off and the unit holder exposed, is it still rain proof or does it need to have the unit seated on the holder to ensure its rain proof?

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        So many new friends posting pics It s great to see Figured I d re post an old... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

        So many new friends posting pics. It's great to see! Figured I'd re-post an old pic to say hello.

        This is my '13 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.

        When I bought my bike, I knew I wanted to make some mods such as windshield, exhaust and other accessories. I had a hard time finding other owners to ask questions so I created this group. Since then we have 200+ members sharing information on their modifications, likes and dislikes. It's been great. Excellent information shared and so much fun to see everyone's pics! Thank you all for being members and be safe!

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          I have said the Deluxe is a great Touring bike and had people tell me I m wrong — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

          I have said the Deluxe is a great, "Touring" bike and had people tell me I'm wrong. "If it were a touring bike, it would have a larger fuel tank and ABS" they say. Sure, I wish it had ABS and a bigger tank......OK, and I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree.......I guess that helps since we past 40,000 miles on the Glacier trip........if I were smarter, I may not be having so much fun on this, GREAT BIKE. Love it !!!

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            Question about a sun shade for the Garmin on these bikes Noticed with dark... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

            Question about a sun shade for the Garmin on these bikes. Noticed with dark glasses, the screen is rather dim even at full brightness, so is there a particular sunshade that's preferred, or that some have had good luck with ? Doesn't look to be much to fab one up, but just curious about what is used. TIA (2013 Model)

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              I put the Barron RSTD bars on how far back should I pull them for the best ride — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

              I put the Barron RSTD bars on, how far back should I pull them for the best ride? To measure, how high should the ends be from the ground when the bike us upright? If that make any sense. I did use the stock grips, I tapped the inside of the bar ends with a 1/2 pipe tap and am going to put an allen head pipe plug in. If I don't like the look then I'll get new grips as well.

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                Hello friends I have a question This may take a moment but I want to plead my... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                Hello friends. I have a question. This may take a moment but I want to plead my case. Here goes. I have heard a comment or two about the speedometer being off a bit. I will say when I ride I do the speed limit or very close. Within 5 mph. I was following my wife through a construction zone. Clearly posted 35 mph. I was going right around 50 to keep up with her. When we got to our destination I asked her what the hurry was. She maintains that was doing 35. Maybe approached 40 a time or two. It's kind of hard to figure out. I drive my car and truck in the same fashion. People here in TN. just put the hammer down no matter what. I have the same experience driving those. Any thoughts???

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                  I just spoke to the guys at SS Custom Cycle about my Vstar Tour Deluxe — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                  I just spoke to the guys at SS Custom Cycle about my Vstar Tour Deluxe.

                  They said the ferring does not have to come off the bike to install new handlebars. I thought they did. Can anyone confirm. Also I like the idea of the bar weights. Anyone found a way of keeping them with the new bars and grips.

                  I'm looking at the 0601-1492

                  Looking at the factory bars from yamaha for a Royal Star Tour Deluxe 1D6-26110-01-00 they have the bar weights and my understanding these bars are the same dimensions as the ones avaliable aftermarket from SS Custom.

                  Thanks

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                    Hello everyone This may be a dumb question maybe not I am looking into new... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                    Hello everyone. This may be a dumb question, maybe not. I am looking into new tires for my Deluxe. I have had excellent luck with my Bridgstones. On my second rear. It gave me about 5 or 6 thousand miles. And surprisingly finally going to change the front. It has lasted a little over 10k. I was looking at the Michellins everyone is raving about. I had two different stories from the guys at the tire store. One told me to buy them. I'd love them. The second said they didn't come in the right size for my bike. As we all know the Bridgstones are 70mm And the smallest Michellin is an 80. Does it make that big a difference. One guy was not concerned. And the other just kept saying "We can make it fit. But it's not going to be right." I don't know squat about tires. Any opinions?

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                      So I ordered a rear tire Is it worth pulling off the wheel myself or is it... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                      So I ordered a rear tire. Is it worth pulling off the wheel myself or is it best to bring it to a shop. I have every tool and a bike lift but I've never done it. No Utube vids on the deluxe that I could find. I was thinking I could just take the wheel in and have a shop do the re and re instead of bringing to whole bike in.

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                        Good afternoon gang. I have a question. This may have been brought up before — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                        Good afternoon gang. I have a question. This may have been brought up before. If so I apologize. Who is well versed in using the Zumo? I no longer have my instruction book. There are a ton of features on that thing. I noticed what seems to be a camera option. I was wondering if there was a video option. Like a Go-Pro or something. I have no idea how to get the camera working. I'm sure I need one of those little plug in things. Not very computer savvy either. Thanks for any help, suggestions.

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                          I installed Kicker 41 DSC 54 speakers. A 10 Db increase should equal. approx — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                          I installed Kicker 41 DSC 54 speakers. A 10 Db increase should equal (approx) a doubling of the, "sound." They are definitely better sounding, and louder, but it doesn't sound like double to me. Sound perception is subjective, and I have a tin ear......We rode 700 miles this weekend and with my girlfriend on the back, full face helmets, shield closed, she still could not hear the music clearly. We may add an amp next.

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                            I finally got around to installing the Jack s O2 Mod The only purpose is to... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                            I finally got around to installing the, "Jack's O2 Mod." The only purpose is to smooth out the low speed fuel injection response. Where I immediately noticed the difference is in roundabouts. We have almost 40 of them in our little town and I can easily need to go through 8 or more crossing town. I was using the friction zone, which is fine, but after the mod the throttle is so smooth I can just ride through. Nice. $50 and for my purpose was well worth it.

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                              Hello folks just totalled my first 08 vstar 650 plus my first bike had a year... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                              Hello folks just totalled my first 08 vstar 650 plus my first bike had a year im doing good just joined group been looking into the new 1300 deluxe i know add ons ill do is bigger back seat, phone charger, and dual pipes and ideas yall would recommend once im able to ride again im buying another yamaha first one did me good

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                                City of Leesburg — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                Leesburg FL (1st time for me) bike week (yes you need at least 4 days to take this in). I have never seen so many vendors packed into about 30 blocks and it's worth it. Some of my best buddies that don't like big bike festivals Love This Little Jewel. You can get almost anything done to your bike here at this Festival from custom seat covers to a new radio in your batwing, Food everywhere drinks too. If you don't stay at a hotel the big campgrounds start at about $13 a night, the community organizations that come out and sell everything from parking spaces to water, Gatorade and who knows what else. Raising money for the less fortunate and terminally ill and this is very important in Leesburg and the City shows that (in a good way). I can't wait to come back, this was an awesome biker experience. If your coming from far and you can't go without the family, Orlando is just 45 minutes away. Hoop on your steel horse and check it out ( you will be like wow!) #blackgirlsride

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                                  bought an ipod nano 5th gen for my 2013 yamaha 1300 v star deluxe connected it... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                  bought an ipod nano 5th gen, for my 2013 yamaha 1300 v star deluxe, connected it to the cable in my saddle bag, works really good , except i can't advance to the next song, when i press the track button , on my handle bars, it does not advance, volume works fine, up and down, any one have this issue ?? and what is the cure for the problem ??

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                                    Going to be getting some new Kuryakyn Grips online want to make sure they will... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                    Going to be getting some new Kuryakyn Grips online, want to make sure they will be the right ones to fit my 2013 Deluxe. Do any of you recall which ones you put on yours? Do you remember the part #? I'm thinking 6235 is the ones I am gonna get. But Amazon's site and Kuryakyn site give conflicting yrs. that they will fit up to. Thanks And also, On cruiser customizing, it says they fit these, so does that mean a 1300 tourer and 1300 Vstar is the same fitment as our bikes? ----> - Yamaha 1300 Royal Star Boulevard

                                    - Yamaha 1300 Royal Star Tourer Deluxe

                                    - Yamaha 1300 Royal Star Venture

                                    - Yamaha 1300 Stryker

                                    - Yamaha 1300 V-Star

                                    - Yamaha 1300 V-Star Tourer

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                                      Frannie Little shared a link to the group: Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners. — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                      www.motorcyclesuperstore.com I have been lied to for a week now about our order. We get a different story every time. Placed the order three times before they could get it right, then we have asked daily where the order is, what's the tracking number, when will you expect it to ship. The order status says that it was to arrive at my home yesterday. Well guess what, they tell me it's being "packaged". So here is today's excuse! "According to the order information the tires should ship out later this afternoon. They have been pulled from stock and are awaiting packaging. I do apologize for the delay." However the website says: Estimated Delivery Date: 2/25/2016. (today is the 26th)Now I get told they will have some one look into it! How many days does it take to "package" two tires? I do not recommend this company at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      Also just got a message that the tires are normally older tires and have been sitting on the shelf for a while,possibly dry rot. I am not a happy girl today!

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                                        Since I ve had this bike when riding my throttle hand goes so numb its very... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                        Since I've had this bike, when riding ,my throttle hand goes so numb its very hard on my hand and wrist. Know of any suggestions on risers or new handlebars or any other suggestions that could help me with this? And also if I switch handlebars, how would they fit with the stock fairing? Thanks guys for input.

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                                          Photos from Ariel Sara Hernandez's post — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                          I am selling my 2009 V Star 1300 Tourer with 8800 miles. My bike is in perfect condition with all services performed. I use Mobil 1 V Twin oil, K&N oil filter, and K&N air filter. It has Cobra Speedster Longs crossover exhaust and an intake modification. The tires, brakes, and the drive belt are in excellent condition. The bike has lots of extras which include: paint to match faring and hard bags. The fairing has 4 Kicker 5.25" speakers, an 800 watt amp, and a Kenwood radio with Bluetooth and Pandora built in. It has LED lighting with a separate switch and comes with an additional set of leather wrapped hard saddle bags, the original windshield, two 4" fairing windshields and a 12" fairing windshield. It also comes with the factory Yamaha sissy bar with back rest, a removable sissy bar with back rest and luggage rack, and Yamaha passenger floorboards. It is wired for a battery tender and a USB cable with handlebar phone mount. It has Kuryakyn ISO grips and ISO highway pegs. LED front light, front turn signals, and license plate frame. I am asking 6200.00. I am in DFW, Texas. I am not looking for trades. Thank you

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                                            Hello all I am looking for advices. Can someone recommend an EASY. I insist — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                            Hello all, I am looking for advices. Can someone recommend an EASY (I insist ;) way on having the rear blinkers always on? (like the front ones) Also, I am looking for a brighter tail light direct replacement. Any recommendation? and last question...how difficult is it to install OEM front passing lights? cheers to all!!!!

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                                              Don Hamon shared a link to the group: Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners. — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                              I've always wanted to take great photographs, the kind that grab your attention and think, "that's beautiful." I could never afford a great camera and multiple expensive lenses and filters, not to mention none of this would fit on our motorcycle. It didn't help when someone told me, "it's not the camera, it's the creative eye!"

                                              I thought, oh great, I have about as much creativity as Mr. Spock from Star Trek. I can't draw a circle, I'm probably colorblind and even my deaf dog has asked me not to sing. So with all that encouragement I had no choice but to forge ahead and buy a better camera.

                                              I'm not suggesting I've become a great photographer, although I've improved techniques through many excellent free lessons found on the internet......creativity? We'll see.

                                              After our first long motorcycle trip we realized we had far too few photos; and as you know, photos remain when memories fade. We can remember last summer's trips, but will we 5 years from now??? Not without lots of photos. So we gathered some new gear and made a decision to stop more often and linger, rather than just slow down as we passed interesting sites. Returning from that 1st long trip of 2015 to the National Parks of Utah, we had 1200 photos.

                                              As a side note, this improved our experiences from start to finish. When someone pulls up to a National Park sign, rolls down the window and snaps a photo before speeding off........we say, "That's how we used to be." Now we stop, we explore, we talk to more people (the best part of motorcycle travel) and we take lots more photos.

                                              We choose a Nikon S9700, 16 megapixel point & shoot, over our other consideration the Canon SX 700. The two are very close in features, almost identical, Canon lacked GPS for geo-tagging, which we thought we would use.....Amazon Link $329

                                              The built in Wi-Fi has been one of the most used features for us, as we take so many photos of ourselves, and now instead of hitting the timer and running into the shot, we have an app. So you get the shot mostly set using a tripod and framing one of us, and then the app controls zoom, but mostly just lets you see what the camera sees, so you can rearrange a little when needed.

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                                                IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PAGE ADMIN — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PAGE ADMIN:

                                                Tonight, I deleted a few members and posts that I believe were SPAM. The users I deleted never posted anything except videos and each one seemed to have a broken link. I also noticed these users would post the same erroneous video more than once. If any of you notice strange activity of any kind on this page, please send me a message or tag me in a post to let me know. Let's all join together to keep this page legit. Thanks all and have a great weekend! Hope you get some ride time!!

                                                ~ Steve

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                                                  Today was a great day not to ride I know what you are thinking but here is the... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                  Today was a great day not to ride. I know what you are thinking, but here is the story. A couple of weeks ago I had a spot dug out of my left cheek and it was pre-cancerous. Doc said come back and we'll dig out more just to be safe. Today was the perfect day weather wise to ride to work. But having this surgery at 3:30 I thought I should be on 4 wheels. On the way to work in very very slow traffic a kid in a civic decided he wanted the lane I was in. My Venza is a lot bigger than he was and came out very well in this altercation. If I had been on the bike it would have been a much worse Monday.

                                                  I have already rubbed out the scuffs on the paint. The front rim looks like it was curbed. I told him I would work with him and not call the police and not report it to his insurance if he takes care of it. He reminded me so much of my son, Looks like he will be buying me a newer 20" rim for the car and the promise to do some community service somewhere. All in all it could have been a much worse day.

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                                                    Don Hamon shared a link to the group: Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners. — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                    So there I was listening to the ocean, watching the endless waves crashing one after another. The water temperature was 75 F and I'm with the love of my life. It's absolutely perfect.......I would love to call work and say, "Hello HR, I have discovered paradise and I won't be coming back, please send my checks to this address. "

                                                    It is agonizing for someone like me; knowing that I deserve to lay on the beach, and still get paid...........doesn't anyone understand this except me? I need to look into those, "Go Fund Me" programs.......

                                                    There is this moment when you know you have to head home; there won't be a beach, don't even think about wearing shorts...... But I love Oregon, I think sometimes it's just the change we resist, once I'm there, even when it snows I love it.

                                                    I was packed up and on the bike at 4 AM; early enough to beat some traffic, but this is LA and everyone knows the, "leave early game," heck they play it everyday. San Clemente to the Southern Part of the Metro area was OK, until I hit the 405.......Everyone knows of the 405, even people who have never, and will never see it. It has a life of it's own.

                                                    Being on the 405 is like getting a root canal. You know you're going to have to do it, and you know it's going to be painful, but then when it's over you'll feel better and eventually it's just a memory. See that's the difference in being a tourist in Southern Cal and being a resident......I had a root canal......they have one twice a day.

                                                    For the first time, I split the lanes.....good idea?, probably not.

                                                    I say probably not because that is easier than saying, "Even at this age Don still makes incredibly stupid decisions when Karla is not there to point them out,"

                                                    I'm a roller coaster fanatic and I will ride anything. If you told me the roller coaster may collide with another coaster and neither are really set in their tracks, I would say, "you'd have to be insane to do that." I'm not asking you to draw any conclusions as to my sanity......

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                                                      Photos from Dave Meister's post — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                      Do you hear your saddle bag lids rattle? I did but not anymore. I read on another board that many of our bikes were not assembled correctly and mine was one of them. If you open your bag and you see the entire latch assembly and the “C” bracket then yours is also wrong. You can also tell this by grabbing the edge of the lid if you can move it up and down a ¼ of an inch then it may be wrong. Quick fix takes about 8 minutes.

                                                      Find your 8mm allen wrench

                                                      Remove the two screws that you see under the lid

                                                      Remove the “C” bracket and latch

                                                      Pull up the decorative piece from the top of the lid

                                                      From the top of the lid install the latch

                                                      Install the O-ring

                                                      Set the decorative piece on the top of the lid

                                                      Inside the lid put the “C” bracket around the latch (you may have to push the button)

                                                      Install the two screws.

                                                      You will now need to push down to latch the lid but it’s very secure and could be more water proof. Best of all no more rattle!!!!! Please see the pictures below.

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                                                        Photos from Dave Meister's post — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                        Such a humbling place to sit and take it all in.!!!!!

                                                        The blue-gray granite plaza of the Memorial contains the names of Kentucky’s 1103 citizens who died. Each name is precisely located so the shadow of the sundial pointer, or gnomon (pronounced ‘noman’), touches each veteran’s name on the anniversary of his death. Thus, each individual is honored with a personal tribute. Accordingly, every day is memorial day for a Kentucky Vietnam veteran. The Memorial’s unique design was created by Helm Roberts (1931-2011), a Lexington, KY architect and veteran.

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                                                          Photos from Dave Meister's post — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                          How do you put an eight and a half foot bike on an eight foot trailer? Let me show you. First this is not the only way to tie a bike down, this is just the way I do it. My wife will not ride to a vacation so I end up trailering to a lot of places and riding even more when I get there. You will see that I use the Heavy Duty ratchet straps. I find these at Sam’s club in a 4 pack for $20 I replace them every two or three years it’s cheap insurance. I do not compress the forks. I use to do that but I have blown out fork seals on my first generation Venture doing that. I do not attach anything to the handle bars some people love canyon dancers and other brands of bar tie downs but I have seen people bend bars and many bikes have the bars mounted in rubber and I don’t want to distort them. As you can see from the picture I go right for the fork lowers. The fender mount keeps the straps from moving down. There is no way for the strap to ever touch a painted surface. It helps if you can have someone sit on the bike and hold it up right while you tie down but I have gotten to the point that I can do it by myself and keep it pretty straight. I like the lower forks as it’s the closest thing you can do to bolting your front wheel down. This leaves your bike to ride and float on its suspension just as if you were going down the road riding it. Two straps on each side one pulls a little forward and one pulls out to the side. Yes sometimes I wear a belt and suspenders, I like redundancy. Now if I close the gate normal it would contact the pretty blue fender, so I have a couple of heavy metal arms that bolt to the side and pivot to the gate. From there I pin them to the gate so the gate leans back giving the bike plenty of room. I have about 9 to 10 thousand miles pulling a trailer with a bike tied down in this fashion and for me it works great and I feel confident that nothing will happen to the bike. Thanks for reading YMMV.

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                                                            Dave Meister shared a link to the group: Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners. — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                            1/2 way through a 150 mile ride on Sunday my wife was fed up with my ipod music so I had bought one of these but never used it. I unplugged the ipod, plugged this in and paired it with my phone and we listened to pandora the rest of the way home. She was happy until her butt started to hurt. I can't win!!!!!

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                                                              Lionel Deliz shared a link to the group: Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners. — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                              Hello,

                                                              I need a Butt Pad for riding, suggestions please. I have a 2014 V Star 1300 Deluxe. My butt hurts and gets numb 1 ½ hrs into a ride.

                                                              I wanted to try a Gel, Air or Bead seat cover to see if that would help. What do you think?

                                                              Has anyone tried the Saddlemen?

                                                              http://www.saddlemen.com/saddlegel%E2%84%A2-comfor t-pad-tech-memory-foam-seat-pad-large-universal

                                                              Thank you

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                                                                So just put about a 1000 miles on a Yamaha T Max 530 There is a lot to be said... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                So just put about a 1000 miles on a Yamaha T Max 530... There is a lot to be said about big scooters for touring. The TMax is one of the peppier of the lot and handles more like a mild sport bike than a cruiser. 15" wheels are a plus IMO. Got caught in heavy rain, coverage is not bad, bike had bigger Givi windshield which helped. Optional rear suitcase and under seat storage give lots of storage....BUT the thing is tall....tippy toes for me but with exception of rear suitcase installed all the weight is down low so it balances well....all in all " I don't give a shift"

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                                                                  Hey gang Happy Monday I m looking for a little guidance I m going to pull... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                  Hey gang! Happy Monday! I'm looking for a little guidance. I'm going to pull the rear wheel off the bike. Done it a million times on other bikes. But today I noticed something different. On the axle nut (right hand side of the rear wheel) I notice what seems to be some kind of little lock washer or something to that effect placed on after the nut. Do you just torque it off as you loosen the nut. Or do you have to get that off first somehow? Just curious.

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                                                                    Darnell was riding my bike home today he did some work on it and I drove my car... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                    Darnell was riding my bike home today, he did some work on it, and I drove my car behind him. This was the first time I had this view. I must say that I do NOT like our bike from the rear! The saddlebags look too short and you can see too much belt and pipe and stuff. Anyone else agree? But I still love my baby.

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                                                                      Got a bunch of goodies in the mail yesterday new Silver Star Ultra headlight... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                      Got a bunch of goodies in the mail yesterday...new Silver Star Ultra headlight bulb, new Custom Dynamics dynamic ringz LED front turn signals, new CD LED rear brake light, and new Pioneer speakers.

                                                                      To anyone who has replaced the speakers already...how the frak did you screw the new ones back in? I had such a hard time trying to keep the trim ring and speakers lined up with the factory screw holes in the fairing long enough to put the screws back in. A couple hours of trial and error (and much cursing) later we got them back in...but what a PITA.

                                                                      Oh...and I'd love to know which designer at Yamaha said, "Let's make the owner take half the bike apart to get to the headlight bulb...that'll show 'em!" LOL

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                                                                        Good morning all Since documentation is scarce to non existent for the audio... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                        Good morning all!! Since documentation is scarce to non-existent for the audio system on our Deluxe's....would anyone know how far back the on-board connector is compatible with older IOS devices?

                                                                        Both my wife and I have really OLD 5G iPod's (the original video iPods) and both freeze and lock up after about 20 minutes. Both have the latest firmware that was offered on that generation and both still work beautifully when plugged into our cars, just not the bike. I figured that since the bike has the 30-pin iPod dock connector that we would be OK still using these trusty old devices.

                                                                        Just trying to determine if the problem is with using REALLY old stuff or if there's a problem with the bike.

                                                                        Thanks!!

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                                                                          I was thinking of upgrading my speakers like many others on this site because... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                          I was thinking of upgrading my speakers like many others on this site because of the lackluster stereo performance I procrastinated thinking there's got to be an easier way there is it's an app called Onkyo HF player and it is a free download without getting into the technical mumbo-jumbo The app bypasses the onboard DACs that are limited to 44.1/48 kHz/16/24 bits this hardware will go higher but it demands too much power by Apple standards sold by bypassing this limiter you will get way more volume I just got off my bike and I found myself turning down the volume the first time ever when I was at a light try it it works

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                                                                            Added Memphis Shades fork deflectors before this 4th of July road trip — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                            Added Memphis Shades fork deflectors before this 4th of July road trip. I had some difficulty ordering them as Most websites said they won't fit the deluxe. People told me they fit but no one had a model number to order. I got brackets and plastic off Amazon and they said they don't go together...... Well they did, simple installation and the difference in wind noise and buffeting is unbelievable. One of my best mods, highly recommend. If anyone needs numbers .....I have them.

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                                                                              Photos from Don Hamon's post — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                              We just got home from a 3500 mile, 7 state, 6 National Park, 4 National Monument, 2 Navajo Park......12 day, 1200 picture ride.....We will be posting the day by day sights on our blog www.2vegans2wheels.com soon......I have to get caught up at work and sort photos and videos. Southern Utah is, I believe the most beautiful place in the States. Here are a few ( I took over 200) in Antelope Canyon. A slot canyon that is narrow and the lights you see are all straight overhead......pictures don't do it justice.

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                                                                                Hello everyone. I hope all are doing well. I need to vent — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                                Hello everyone! I hope all are doing well. I need to vent.

                                                                                I was out and about this afternoon on the grey lady and I decided to stop in at a local audio store. The specialize in speakers and amps. Just looking around for an amp to go with the kicker speakers I purchased. Well don't you know the nitwit told me that the speakers for the bike are 6.25 and they have a great pair. He then tried to sell me an amp that would work gr8 with them. Now, since we all now know the speakers that fit are 5.25 I let him go on. Mind you he didn't offer to take the cover off verify is visual assumption. So I asked, for the 6.25 speakers and amp, how much.... Wait for it.... $750 and he could do it right now for me!!!! Uh, I don't think so!

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                                                                                  Fellow Deluxe owners If you had any questions about this bike in the rain no... — Yamaha V Star 1300 Deluxe Owners

                                                                                  Fellow Deluxe owners. If you had any questions about this bike in the rain, no worries. I got caught in a few showers, pop up storms whatever on it. But today I rode it about 35 or 40 miles in some pretty hard rain. It handled well. I always dread the first "hard rain" ride on a new bike. But with this one, it's all good.

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