Rick Yantz shared his post to the group: Yamaha V-Star riders. — Yamaha V-Star riders

It was suggested that I start adding video to my posts. So I did. This is a set of photos and videos from a ride on March 28, 2017 that started along the Pacific coastline, across the mountains in San Diego county and eventually to Anza Borrego State Park to view what has been an incredible wild flower super bloom.

Apologies for shaky video. Farcebook processing seems to have enhanced the video by adding the Earthquake Effect.

(Best viewed in HD-Full Screen)


https://www.facebook.com/100008269725936/videos/vb .100008269725936/1893839007568405/

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    Weird thing going on. Not having good luck lately — Yamaha V-Star riders

    Weird thing going on. Not having good luck lately.

    Just got new tires mounted. Took the shop three tubes in the rear because I somehow managed to pick up a screw when I left their shop the first time and I woke up to a flat tire the following day. Almost a week goes by and problem solved. Brand new tires two new tubes, should be good to go.

    I got a pretty noticeable bump going on. I jacked it the best I could today and spun the back tire and I feel/hear/see my rotor rubbing my break pads a tad bit more in one specific spot. Was hard to see, so I'm going to try and take a better look at it tomorrow.

    Anyway the shop bent my rotor taking my rear on and off three times???

    I'm afraid that this is what has happened.

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      Photos from Randy Thompson's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

      2002 650 custom. Bought it last fall. Previous owner put bags on it. I'm thinking that's cool. He put on one of those all in one L E D license plate frame lights. Didn't care for that to much. To small. Asked do you have the original turn signals ? Nope i threw them out. Looked at many different options. This is what i came up with. Got the lights online 12.88 for the pair. Bracket came from local motorcycle salvage yard. 10.00 quite pleased with my handy work. Not sure what that bracket supposed to do. .but it did what i needed. Just a little bit crooked. I did not take enough care in my drilling holes. It will get corrected.

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        Photos from Dave Moss's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

        We build custom made bolt on trike rear ends. These trike rear ends we build will fit all makes and models. They can be put on or taken off in minutes, and they will not void your warranty. These also come Fully warrantied and Installed by professionals. Here at BIC Trikes our motto is High-quality low-cost because everyone deserves to ride. You can also check out our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, and watch our videos on our YouTube channel BIC Trikes. Please feel free to contact us at 765-242-6651 if you have any questions or want to place an order.

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          Bolt-on trike rear ends — Yamaha V-Star riders

          We build custom made bolt on trike rear ends. These trike rear ends we build will fit all makes and models. They can be put on or taken off in minutes, and they will not void your warranty. These also come Fully warrantied and Installed by professionals. Here at BIC Trikes our motto is High-quality low-cost because everyone deserves to ride. You can also check out our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, and watch our videos on our YouTube channel BIC Trikes. Please feel free to contact us at 765-242-6651 if you have any questions or want to place an order.

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            any reason in particular a shop would be blowing tubes when doing my rear tire — Yamaha V-Star riders

            any reason in particular a shop would be blowing tubes when doing my rear tire? The first time I left and rode it home and it leaked out over night from around the valve stem like it was cross threaded or something. The shop came and got it for me and they tried putting another tube in there and I was told that one blew. I'm not sure what the issue is...or if it's just the shop and me having bad luck haha

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              So my 2006 vstar 650 has been at the mechanic shop for over a year Yeah i know... — Yamaha V-Star riders

              So my 2006 vstar 650 has been at the mechanic shop for over a year! Yeah i know, it's irritating! So they're finally putting it back together, cause they couldn't find the dam problem. They cleaned the carbs, they changed the sparks,a new fuel pump, and another cdi unit.

              Well the problem with my bike is that when i was going 70mph, it'll jerk. Then over time, it started jerking at 65, then 60 , 55 and so on until it would jerk when i would turn it on. I would accelerate while it was on neutral and it sounded like it just wasn't getting the fuel it needed to sound smooth. Any ideas? Cause i rather do the work myself

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                Well this Sucks so much for happy Friday — Yamaha V-Star riders

                Well this Sucks , so much for happy Friday ,

                Cruising to work early morning , a perfect 60 degrees , birds are chirping , wobble wobble wobble , flat tire ,pulled over at what must be the only gas station in Florida that doesn't have air , to call Geico and no I don't have roadside assistance , hmmm that sucks


                So my loving wife comes to the rescue with my compressor and accessories etc. so I put air in it and got me to the nearest motorcycle shop i found 5 miles away / Ducati Gunn highway Tampa bay , so I pull up outside the service shop with like 3 PSI in my back tire , explain to the service guy what happen he says "sorry we don't have to equipment to work on Yamaha's

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                  Photos from Dan Gordon's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                  1999 VSTAR 1100 custom. ok, I know there are a few guys on here that know quite a bit. I NEED YOUR HELP, PLEASE. I just adjusted valve clearance. That went fine. no problems. After doing that, I sent to synch the carbs. I used the "two bottle method". I used oil in the bottles at first and the front was pulling a little more. I adjusted, no problem. Then changed out to water in the bottle for more sensitivity. The rear cylinder was showing that it was pulling more. Adjusted and couldnt get it to stop pulling harder. Realized that I had a leak in the rubber stopper on the bottles. (Sealed it up and will let the sealant sit and cure tonight). THEN I NOTICED THIS. Carb going to front cylinder leaking pretty good. I think its coming from above the float bowl seal (behind the TPS). You can see the trail in the one picture. Is there an overflow in there? Will the carbs being out of synch cause that? (I may have adjusted too much to one cylinder because of the leak). Bike does run pretty good so I'm questioning if its really adjusted that far out of whack. Need to know if I should pull carbs or continue with synching once I get the bottle rig sealed back up well.

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                    Anyone here interested in joining A B A T E of Kansas I know most people... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                    Anyone here interested in joining A.B.A.T.E of Kansas? I know most people think it's just a bunch of old bikers who like to party (and we do like to party lol) but it is so much more than that. A.B.A.T.E is always fighting for your rights to ride and trying to get new laws inacted to keep us riders safe on the road. We are currently working on new laws to have stiffer penalties for drivers who hit motorcycles and fines for those who text and drive. Everyone in this group I'm sure can tell a story about almost being hit by some Asshole not paying attention to the road. If any of ya'll have any questions please feel free to ask. Look forward to maybe hearing from some of you guys, keep the shiny side up. Also contrary to popular belief you don't have to own a Harley Davidson to join lol

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                      Photos from Brandon Koziol's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                      Got some parts for sale. Prices are on the description of each picture. Prices do not include shipping because I'm not Amazon and my prices undercut everything I've found. Bike had 2000 miles on it when I took them off and everything is in good condition with an exception to bluing of the front head pipe due to the original owner leaving his enricher on too long. I'm sure some blue job and some elbow grease will take it off. Idk if I'm supposed to post this stuff here, if not I apologize and please delete. Thanks!

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                        Ok not trying to start an oil war . lol. I ran Amsoil 20w50 V twin last year — Yamaha V-Star riders

                        Ok, not trying to start an "oil war".lol. I ran Amsoil 20w50 V twin last year. I liked it. But kind of hard to find and expensive. Thinking about going to Mobil 1. Here is where I'm flip flopping. 10w40 racing T or 20w50 V twin? I know the 20w50 is good for air cooled machines. Problem is I live in michigan and 50/60 degree mornings are pretty common for much of the riding season. I'm thinking the 10w40 may be better for start ups. I'm not sure it gets hot enough in Michigan to run the 50w. What's your thoughts?

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                          I just matriculated from my 87 Virago 1100 which is still have and plan on... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                          I just matriculated from my 87 Virago 1100 (which is still have and plan on keeping) to and 2001 Vstar 1100 with only 17K on it. I have a few Questions

                          1. I am going to replace the spark plugs, and looking for recommendations for a high elevation plug I am at 6000 feet.

                          2 How hard is it to replace fork seals, and were do order parts from? I searched some before posting this but did not come up with anything..

                          3 Anything weak points or things I should keep an eye out for?

                          4 Adding horsepower, any good was of squeaking a few more ponies outta the 1100cc motor??

                          Thanx in advance!!

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                            2 things. 07 vstar1100 stock — Yamaha V-Star riders

                            2 things. 07 vstar1100 stock.

                            1). Replaced the gas filter with a generic filter from AutoZone (it fit the space under the seat) bike would only run on rear cylinder....do these bikes really need the OEM filter? Swapped the old one back in and runs fine.....but still need a new filter.

                            2). Tested the TPS following the Shop manual and got slightly higher than reccomended ohm readings. Bike wasn't idleing down when I came to a stop. Adjusted and it's better. Do these go bad slowly? I'm thinking I will need to order a new one.

                            Any thoughts?

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                              Hey Guys — Yamaha V-Star riders

                              Hey Guys,

                              I just finished installing my Baron Big Air kit yesterday, I followed the instructions 100% correctly and I'm positive I didn't miss anything.

                              After the install, I noticed something weird. As I accelerate, the bike would lag for a few seconds then start to pull and accelerate. The RPMs rev up, but I won't pick up any speed until a few seconds later. It just seems real sluggish.

                              Hope this makes sense. Thanks!

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                                Looking for some opinions I bought a new 13 1300 Tourer back in 2014 as a... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                Looking for some opinions. I bought a new '13 1300 Tourer back in 2014 as a leftover. Soon after buying it I had a back injury and bought a new a home that took up most of my time last summer. I've only put 1500 miles on it so far. I finally plan on riding the hell out of it this summer, but was wondering what maintenance I should do to it if anything. I've changed the oil twice a year and that's it. Should I be worried about changing antifreeze, brake fluid, cables lubed, etc? Technically it's barely broken in so wasn't sure what to do as spring approaches. Wondering what some of you would do. Thanks in advance for the feedback!

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                                  I ve got a 2003 1100 classic that I bought a few months back it just turned... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                  I've got a 2003 1100 classic that I bought a few months back, it just turned 7000 miles. The past two times I've ridden it, when I get into my neighborhood and coast with the clutch pulled in, I can hear a rubbery squeaking sound from the rear wheel. It's not a constant sound, but like a sound during each rotation of the wheel. I only hear it after having ridden it for a while, not when the bike is cold. I've had different opinions on what it is - bearings, differential oil needs replacing. Anyone have any ideas? Something to worry about or not? I plan to change the differential oil and hope for the best unless someone else has another solution.....thanks all....

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                                    A rookie police officer pulled a biker over for speeding and had the following... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                    A rookie police officer pulled a biker over for speeding and had the following exchange:

                                    • Officer: May I see your driver's license?

                                    • Biker: I don't have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI.

                                    • Officer: May I see the owner's card for this vehicle?

                                    • Biker: It's not my bike. I stole it.

                                    • Officer: The motorcycle is stolen?

                                    • Biker: That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner's card in the tool bag when I was putting my gun in there.

                                    Officer: There's a gun in the tool bag?

                                    • Biker: Yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the dude who owns this bike and stuffed his dope in the saddle bags.

                                    • Officer: There's drugs in the saddle bags too?!?!?

                                    • Biker: Yes, sir. Hearing this, the rookie immediately called his captain. The biker was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the biker to handle the tense situation:

                                    • Captain: Sir, can I see your license?

                                    • Biker: Sure. Here it is. It was valid.

                                    • Captain: Who's motorcycle is this?

                                    • Biker: It's mine, officer. Here's the registration.

                                    • Captain: Could you slowly open your tool bag so I can see if there's a gun in it?

                                    • Biker: Yes, sir, but there's no gun in it. Sure enough, there was nothing in the tool bag.

                                    • Captain: Would you mind opening your saddle bags? I was told you said there's drugs in them.

                                    • Biker: No problem. The saddle bags were opened; no drugs.

                                    • Captain: I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn't have a license, stole this motorcycle, had a gun in the tool bag, and that there were drugs in the saddle bags.

                                    • Biker: Yeah, I'll bet he told you I was speeding, too.

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                                      Need some help Here s the situation Bike was layed down last year due to a... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                      Need some help! Here's the situation. Bike was layed down last year due to a inexperienced rider (yes I know, I shouldn't have let him ride it.) After getting it all fixed up during winter, I noticed the headlight not working. All other lights work. So, I need to know which fuse is the headlight fuse, before spending money on a new headlight. (Headlight looks to be in good shape and not broken.)

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                                        Photos from Nawlins Souljaa's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                        So Im back after taking carbs back off re cleaning replacing oil gasket for the leak and fresh oil oil chsnge with filter and new spark plugs. Bike fired right up after cleaning it After leaving my buddies when i would take off in first it felt and sounded liked it sputter then once in second n third would go quick got gas came home and i parked in nutural with kickstsnd it sputtered then died. Went to go for ride today bike wouldn't start held throttle to keep it started once i let off it dies now wont start buddy saw these wires damged ir rusted by stator could this cause my issues with no start last year just replaced stator n rectifier.

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                                          Get A Real Bike — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                          Get A Real Bike

                                          The wife, my daughter and I meet up at Cherie's restaurant for some lunch. I ride my motorcycle into the parking lot and find my spot. A few minutes later my wife pulls up in our black Chevy truck. I get my gear off, helmet and bibs, put them in the truck for safe keeping. We talk a bit while the 2 years old sleeps for a few more minutes.

                                          A red beat up Toyota Camry from the 90's pulls up. Old man inside, scraggly beard, beat-up jean jacket and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Stumbles a little as he gets out of his car. Might have had a few drinks in him, not sure. Walks up to my motorcycle and begins to stare at it, circling it as if he's a jealous pedestrian wanting that sweet ride but can't.

                                          I say, "You like it"


                                          Not sure what the old man said because of the cigarette in his mouth making mumbles out of his words, I say, "Excuse me"

                                          "No, I don't like it"

                                          "Why not?"

                                          "It's not a Harley"

                                          Before I let out another word, a few words that would have been not so nice, I notice the patches on his jacket. "Veteran riders of Oregon" one patch read.

                                          As I swallow my pride for all motorcycles, I smile and turn away. I thought to my self, "Lucky old fart".

                                          He still stood there finishing his dirty cigarette staring my bike up and. Either he was in denial that he liked my bike or just full of it.

                                          The End.....

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                                            Put the new engine in 2006 v star 1100 Tested it and it ran great until i was... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                            Put the new engine in 2006 v star 1100. Tested it and it ran great until i was in stop and start traffic. Engine died. Got it to start again but kept dying. Had it taken back to shop. Kept it overnight and started right up in the morning. Ran it for 20 minutes(with fan on it), no problem. Took it out for a 45 mile ride, no problem. So, i picked up bike, drove 30 miles and rode fine. Stopped for gas, started just fine. Hit bad stop and go traffic, could feel bike getting hot and then it died and would not start. Had bike picked up and taken back to shop. Is this bike overheating that easily?

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                                              Alright y all. I did my first oil change today on my bike since I ve had it — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                              Alright y'all. I did my first oil change today on my bike since I've had it. Been putting it off for a few months now because of the intimidation about remove the front header pipe.

                                              Pretty much everything went smoothly, except for the bolts/studs mounting the front header pipe. Both broke free, but the nuts didnt, the studs did. So long story short as I was putting one of the studs back in, I must have crossthreaded it and the stud snapped.

                                              Rookie mistake, but I am a rookie 100%. Haha but the studs shouldn't have came out regardless. I tried getting the one stud/nut as tight as I can but I know my front header pipe isn't tight all the way now.

                                              There is about a 1/4" - 1/2" of the snapped stud sticking out, I'm hoping this will make it easier to get it out.

                                              I'll snap a picture when I can.

                                              Any tips on what I need to do y'all? How much would a shop run me to drill the stud out and replace both? And can I ride like this temporarily?? Thanks in advance.

                                              Oh yeah. I ride a 2001 VStar 1100

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                                                Ok friends got an issue so bike was parked for about two months in garage cause... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                Ok friends got an issue so bike was parked for about two months in garage cause of weather went to pull out the yesterday for a ride and it has hard time cranking finally started and drove around corner to check it out and while riding had to keep giving it gas to stay started seemed like it wanted to bog out once i pulled back in driveway went in neutral and bike cut off any suggestion. When i started it it smell like gas and left puddle on ground from possibly flooding it could it be bad gas wife smelled gas on garage whilenit was parked had forgot to turn off gas swich when parked any suggestion before i have to use shop

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                                                  Photos from Derek Graham's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                  Looking for some info from someone who has delt with doing the starter clutch in the second picture I have a Allen wrench locking the two gears in place but to put the flywheel back on I have to remove the Allen wrench and the gears don't 100% line up need some moral support here springs in the air

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                                                    Question for all of you who store your bike over the winter I have a battery... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                    Question for all of you who store your bike over the winter; I have a battery tender and I stored it with a full tank of gas and Sta-Bil. I always use ethanol-free gas when I can. That is what is in it now. Last year I started the engine once a month over the winter. I've heard it may be best to let it sit over winter WITHOUT starting the engine. I would like to hear from people that really know the correct storage method. Start it periodically, or not?

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                                                      Photos from Derek Graham's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                      Changed the starter clutch and found my self in some trouble when all I got was backfiring. I didn't fit the fingers from the gear in between these springs and the springs got all chewed up and my local dealer says I can only get them in the OEM starter clutch kit and I've already done the starter clutch

                                                      So my question is can anyone get me a part number I can bring to them and ask them to look up because they couldn't even find a break down picturing them or a name for the part that I can search the web??

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                                                        Got my pods done last night took longer than it should but the kids helped — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                        Got my pods done last night, took longer than it should, but the kids "helped". Originally wanted the dragons breath, cone filters on each side, but this was less expensive and my goal is to eventially get cams, pistons and a single carb. Anyway, what is everyone doing with the open space that used to be filled with the dog bowl filter box?

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                                                          So I ve been thinking that s what happens when I m left alone with my own... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                          So, I've been thinking, that's what happens when I'm left alone with my own thoughts for extended periods. I ride a 950T, which has floorboards. Husband got me a roll bar for Christmas (well, so he says, I haven't seen it yet) and I'll put highway pegs on it. Has anyone ever put the floorboards on the bar? Then I would just put pegs where the floorboards were..thoughts?

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                                                            Renee Harrall shared Thunder Roads Louisiana's event to the group: Yamaha V-Star riders. — Yamaha V-Star riders

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                                                              Hello to all — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                              Hello to all,

                                                              Due to unforseen circumstances we Veterans M.C Sydney will be postponing our Australia Day Ride for cash this Australia Day 2017...

                                                              Seeing our projects will not be finished until Our opening Day which will be Anzac Day 2017, sorry for the inconvenience to many of our supporter's who attend every year but please be patient it will be worth the wait trust me....

                                                              In conclusion we hope every one of you have a very merry christmas and a wonderful new year, every one stay safe and keep the shiney side up

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                                                                Question I decided to upgrade from 650 Classic There are two alternatives for... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                                Question: I decided to upgrade from 650 Classic .There are two alternatives for me. 1- vstar 1100 classic, 2- suzuki c50 boulevard. Never have ridden one these before. C50 is 800 cc and fuel injected. We all know the vstar 1100 specs. To those, that have ridden both which one do you think is best in terms of reliability, fuel economy, longer ride comfort, self-service easiness etc. Share your opinions please. You may suggest different bikes in mid-size class. Thank you

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                                                                  G day all I ve got Vance Hines long pipes on my 650 Classic I had a full... — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                                  G'day all. I've got Vance & Hines long pipes on my 650 Classic. I had a "full potato" moment and took advice from a mate, I pulled the baffles out (piece by piece as it tore apart) to give it an alleged "raw throaty old school sound" but it sounded horrible!! I've put the metal part of the baffle back in which has improved it, but I'm not yet sold on the new note.

                                                                  I guess my question is, does anyone know if you I can buy replacement baffle insert material?


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                                                                    Photos from Emre Alp's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

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                                                                      Peggy Sinisalo shared Amvets Post 2006 Leesburg FL's event to the group: Yamaha V-Star riders. — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                                      U.S. Commemorative Vietnam War Pin Presentation is set for January 7th, 2017 (SAT) at 2:00pm at the Leesburg National Guard Armory. Hosted by AMVVETS Post 2006 Leesburg,FL

                                                                      **Guest speaker CMS Jimmie Spencer (Retired) Consultant for the U.S. Commemoration Washington, D.C.; local dignitaries, also, several City and County Officials are expected. https://www.facebook.com/events/1036443113148696/

                                                                      Qualified Veterans :

                                                                      pre-register by Dec 31st at amvetspost2006@gmail.com *Must Include Name,phone & service dates (Those already pre registered will receive notification shortly, To re-confirm email : amvetspost2006@gmail.com

                                                                      www.amvets2006.com "PLEASE SHARE TO EVERYONE "

                                                                      Everyone is welcome to attend this Honorable U.S. Commemorative Vietnam War Pin Presentation. Your support is appreciated !!

                                                                      (( please share to everyone ))

                                                                      >> Honoring our Vietnam Era Veterans !!! <<

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                                                                        Photos from Craig Genau's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                                        Come on guys and gals it's winter and time to get the mods done. Thanks to those that already purchased my kits! And thank you for the feedback! Have complete pod kits. Will give 10-20% more power over stock. Dollar for dollar the best upgrade for your 650. Eliminates the stock intake and restrictive air box. Complete kit with pods, breather, adapter, clamp, new stainless steel allen heads/wrench, shims, jets, step by step color instructions so ANYONE can install this kit with basic tools. Feel free to ask questions. And I'm sure someone will give positive feedback on the difference these make without spending 300 bucks. $95 shipped in the US.

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                                                                          Eric J. Wieberg shared a link to the group: Yamaha V-Star riders. — Yamaha V-Star riders

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                                                                            Photos from Andrew Theimer's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                                            New to the group, looking at buying a 05 1100 classic from one of my buddies, 15k miles for 3k sound good? Things immaculate, just needs a good detailing.

                                                                            Kinda thinking about doing bobber (like the second pic) out of it, so post your bobber pics so I can get some ideas, and where to order parts from!

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                                                                              Photos from Ian Hudson's post — Yamaha V-Star riders

                                                                              Hi all.

                                                                              This is relating to an XVS1100, but I assume all Stars are pretty much the same regarding these components.

                                                                              Does anyone here KNOW how to split this joint please? It's the ball and socket joint on the shifter lever. I can see how it's held together, I just can't split it. The ball attatched to the lever sits in the cup at the end of the adjusting rod, and is held in place with some kind of "C" clip. With a small pointed tool I am able to move the clip, but I can't get under it to prize it out, it just keeps spinning around the ball. I don't know if it's supposed to be split, as I can't see part numbers for the individual parts, ( ball, socket, clip ) just the lever assembly.

                                                                              Fingers crossed,


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