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03-17-2013, 04:45 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-17-2013, 04:46 PM by tetroit.)
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Buying a 650 classic
I am new here name is Tom. Whats up all. I am looking to buy a vstar 650 classic. Wondering about how this bike will handle and if it may be a little underpowered for a decent amount of freeway riding. Any feedback would be appreciated. I did have a 2001 1100 vstar custom that was great, and not to worried about less power just looking for a quality everyday rider
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03-17-2013, 10:33 PM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
that's what i have and love it! its not too small and has just the right amount of power, handles great, and can cruise at 75 all day
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03-17-2013, 10:39 PM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
(03-17-2013, 10:33 PM)hotshit616 Wrote: that's what i have and love it! its not too small and has just the right amount of power, handles great, and can cruise at 75 all day

Good stuff thankx man
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03-17-2013, 11:31 PM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
Hey T.
I got one and its pretty cool but it does rev on the high side past 60. Maybe thats just mine. wish it had a six gear cus it sure could use one to bring it down a notch. its a 650 after all haha. i dig my cruiser anyway
"Cruising a 2007 six5zero V'Star Classic in the city of Lost Angels"
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03-18-2013, 12:13 AM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
(03-17-2013, 11:31 PM)rudyjoe Wrote: Hey T.
I got one and its pretty cool but it does rev on the high side past 60. Maybe thats just mine. wish it had a six gear cus it sure could use one to bring it down a notch. its a 650 after all haha. i dig my cruiser anyway

Ha! Yeah i figured it may, very true tho 650 i bought a 02 today so we will see soon, almost took it out without the plate tonight...imagine that disaster waitn to happen..hahaha thanks man.
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03-18-2013, 09:46 AM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
Awesome dude! Welcome to the forum!!
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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03-18-2013, 09:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-18-2013, 09:54 AM by tetroit.)
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
Thanks man, lookin to rack major miles. Have a feeling im gonna step up to a 1100 by mid summer, but for what i paid for this 650 (1400.00!!!!) With 22k i cant lose!

Thanks man, lookin to rack major miles. Have a feeling im gonna step up to a 1100 by mid summer, but for what i paid for this 650 (1400.00!!!!) With 22k i cant lose!
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03-18-2013, 10:46 AM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
(03-17-2013, 04:45 PM)tetroit Wrote: I am new here name is Tom. Whats up all. I am looking to buy a vstar 650 classic. Wondering about how this bike will handle and if it may be a little underpowered for a decent amount of freeway riding. Any feedback would be appreciated. I did have a 2001 1100 vstar custom that was great, and not to worried about less power just looking for a quality everyday rider

I have a 2011 650 classic and although it isnt a rocket these bikes are cruisers and they do that admirably my fiancee lives a bit over 4 hours away mostly highway and it does the trip not a problem Ive had larger bikes that arent as comfortable and seem to work harder I wouldnt be without mine and have just retired the car it suits me that well
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03-18-2013, 11:57 AM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
(03-18-2013, 10:46 AM)smootlap Wrote:
(03-17-2013, 04:45 PM)tetroit Wrote: I am new here name is Tom. Whats up all. I am looking to buy a vstar 650 classic. Wondering about how this bike will handle and if it may be a little underpowered for a decent amount of freeway riding. Any feedback would be appreciated. I did have a 2001 1100 vstar custom that was great, and not to worried about less power just looking for a quality everyday rider

I have a 2011 650 classic and although it isnt a rocket these bikes are cruisers and they do that admirably my fiancee lives a bit over 4 hours away mostly highway and it does the trip not a problem Ive had larger bikes that arent as comfortable and seem to work harder I wouldnt be without mine and have just retired the car it suits me that well

Cool, i live in FL so anyday is riding.day i plan also to retire the soccer dad van for sure!!
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03-18-2013, 10:03 PM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
Hey from up here in South Georgia. I've had my 650 since 07 and have enjoyed it immensely. I will take I-75 between a couple of exits, but for the most part don't ride much on the intestate. The bike will take it fine, but mine is set up for mostly around the town. These bikes rev high at interstate speeds, but that's ok. It will just take a little getting accustomed to. Overall though, the 650 is a great bike, very dependable, very easily modified, and it won't break the bank. Even if you decide to get a larger bike later, the 650 will be hard to let go of because it's so much fun to ride.
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03-18-2013, 10:12 PM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
(03-18-2013, 10:03 PM)jhennly Wrote: Hey from up here in South Georgia. I've had my 650 since 07 and have enjoyed it immensely. I will take I-75 between a couple of exits, but for the most part don't ride much on the intestate. The bike will take it fine, but mine is set up for mostly around the town. These bikes rev high at interstate speeds, but that's ok. It will just take a little getting accustomed to. Overall though, the 650 is a great bike, very dependable, very easily modified, and it won't break the bank. Even if you decide to get a larger bike later, the 650 will be hard to let go of because it's so much fun to ride.

Nice keep.the.good news coming. I did put 250 miles on it. Itll be great for me.
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03-18-2013, 10:34 PM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
Do you have any ideas for modifications you would like to do. With you considering logging in the highway miles, a Batwing fairing would look pretty snazzy. Add to it a set of HD hard bags on the rear, and you'll have yourself a mini-StreetGlide :)
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03-18-2013, 10:38 PM,
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
(03-18-2013, 10:34 PM)jhennly Wrote: Do you have any ideas for modifications you would like to do. With you considering logging in the highway miles, a Batwing fairing would look pretty snazzy. Add to it a set of HD hard bags on the rear, and you'll have yourself a mini-StreetGlide :)

Haha yeah really love the batwing too, but imma strip this.one down cut the front and back fender a little and lower it sort of a bobber look
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02-16-2016, 07:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-16-2016, 07:24 PM by mausolfh.)
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
I have a 2008 v star 650 Silverado with just over 9000 miles on it now. It is a great cruiser and is comfortable on long rides. The best thing I can say about it is that it is RELIABLE. I do wish it had a sixth gear, but I am used to the high revs, but it is smooth so it doesn't matter much. Upgrades don't cost an arm and a leg and it looks and sounds like much larger and expensive bikes. Great starter bike or one for lighter and smaller people. For the price it is hard to beat.
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02-17-2016, 07:04 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-17-2016, 07:10 PM by pauli466.)
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RE: Buying a 650 classic
i bought mine in 2000. i'm at 52,000 miles the only thing that failed was the pick up coil for the ignition system. but the bike still made it home with an occasional miss on one cylinder. vibration seems to begin after 75 mph and going over 80 it gets pretty heavy. the speedometer is off by 3-5 mph to fast. on mine the spedo error gets less the faster you go, at 70 on the spedo the gps reads 68 so it's pretty close at highway speeds. i don't like riding much over 70mph anyway.. you can't relax and enjoy the ride blasting down highway passing everyone. all in all it's a great reliable bike with great fuel milage. that's why i'v had it for 16 years. my friend has an CMC S&S wanderer when i ride with him he's always needing fuel.
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