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10-25-2014, 08:58 AM,
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New Yamaha V-Star 1300
Yesterday I took delivery of my new Yamaha V-Star 1300, a 2014 model. Despite my initial fears that I could not handle such a large machine (to me large as I stand 5'7" and only weigh 176 Lbs) I was able to take off and travel the 25 miles to my home without incident. I had not driven a clutch operated motorcycle since 1980. I had resumed riding in 2010 but have only owned the Honda Silverwing, a scooter with automatic transmission, til now.
I discovered immediately that one does not need that fifth gear unless you are going down the interstate at 70+ miles per hour. I would appreciate hearing from other owners on their experiences.

Pictures later
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10-25-2014, 11:48 PM,
#2
New Yamaha V-Star 1300
awesome. [THUMBS UP SIGN]glad you got out for a ride. Enjoy the breeze on your knees. 😀


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700
2014 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
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10-26-2014, 04:26 AM,
#3
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
Glad to hear you upgraded... I have the 2013 V-Star Deluxe 1300... Before that I had a little Hyosung GV250, which I loved as my starter bike. It took me a little while to get used to my 1300, but once me and my honey meshed, there was no holding us back.

Hope you enjoy your ride... Be safe!!
2013 V-Star 1300 Deluxe
North County San Diego, Ca
Marine Corps Vet

'Having been kept for a considerable time in a state of darkness, what, in your present condition, is the predominant wish of your heart'

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10-26-2014, 08:58 AM,
#4
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
I noticed the mirror on the right seems fused in place. How would I go about adjusting it if it is not aimed correctly?
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10-27-2014, 07:45 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-27-2014, 08:50 AM by commonground.)
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RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
If it is at the base where it mounts to the handle bar, the mirrors have opposite threads on the right and left to ensure that wind pressure does not loosen it.
Never tell someone more than they are willing to hear.
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10-27-2014, 10:44 AM,
#6
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
yeah, i heard that yamaha is the only one that does the reverse threads, mine got stripped out accidentally so when was rethreaded shop put them back as normal.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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10-28-2014, 05:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-28-2014, 07:12 PM by dw406.)
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RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
How do I upload a picture of my ride?
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10-28-2014, 05:40 PM,
#8
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
talking about to your sig or just to show us @dw406? if just to show us on this thread, believe do the NEW REPLY option instead of POST REPLY and it will give you the option of Attachments.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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10-28-2014, 06:21 PM,
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RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
You can also get the page to offer you the attachments button by hitting the "Preview Post" button after you've started editing your reply. You'll then get the "full" edit page with the attachment button, text formatting buttons, emoticons, etc.

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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10-28-2014, 07:17 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-28-2014, 07:18 PM by dw406.)
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RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
I am trying to add a picture of my Yamaha.    
Done!
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10-28-2014, 08:14 PM,
#11
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
(10-28-2014, 07:17 PM)dw406 Wrote: I am trying to add a picture of my Yamaha.
Done!
Nice ride! Is that the Tourer or did you just put bags on it?

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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10-28-2014, 09:30 PM,
#12
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
That's a tourer!
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10-29-2014, 12:08 PM,
#13
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
(10-28-2014, 08:14 PM)OldePhart Wrote:
(10-28-2014, 07:17 PM)dw406 Wrote: I am trying to add a picture of my Yamaha.
Done!
Nice ride! Is that the Tourer or did you just put bags on it?

John
It was advertised as a tourer.
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11-13-2014, 09:11 PM,
#14
RE: New Yamaha V-Star 1300
(10-25-2014, 08:58 AM)dw406 Wrote: Yesterday I took delivery of my new Yamaha V-Star 1300, a 2014 model. Despite my initial fears that I could not handle such a large machine (to me large as I stand 5'7" and only weigh 176 Lbs) I was able to take off and travel the 25 miles to my home without incident. I had not driven a clutch operated motorcycle since 1980. I had resumed riding in 2010 but have only owned the Honda Silverwing, a scooter with automatic transmission, til now.
I discovered immediately that one does not need that fifth gear unless you are going down the interstate at 70+ miles per hour. I would appreciate hearing from other owners on their experiences.

Pictures later
Congratulations on the new Deluxe! I have the 2013 model. You are absolutely correct about 5th gear.
The Deluxe is a great bike. I've added engine guards, a mustang seat and a wompus rack which will support a trunk that I plan to put on this winter while the bike is in storage. I ride with Goldwings (my husband just bought a 2014 - while I was on vacation thousands of miles away!) so I have a CB on my bike. The cool perk, other than being able to talk while riding, is that I can listen to my tunes through the CB's auxiliary feature on the speakers in my helmet while still controlling the music through the Deluxe audio control.
You are going to love this bike. Enjoy, and ride safe!
Patti
Riding is my happy place.
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