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07-28-2015, 06:07 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-28-2015, 06:10 PM by sbzro870.)
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
It a beautiful sunset!

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The NERVE!!!







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07-28-2015, 06:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-28-2015, 08:25 PM by SnaykByte.)
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
The tree looks like a eucalyptus, as they do. I figured Oz. And I know the tree wasn't literally on fire but figuratively, like in imagination.

I do a pretty good job at geography, and Australia is not a town.

Am I right?

Sun setting to west/northwest, over hills. Photo shot from a hill with short trees......
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07-28-2015, 11:00 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
(07-28-2015, 05:34 PM)sbzro870 Wrote: So I just as soon leave her at home. Safe.

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Dude! At that point the bike (or what have you) owns you! Biggrin

Seriously, I am one of those guys that hopes I never own anything that I am afraid to use. I have friends with guitars that they won't take out of the house...I own some pretty expensive instruments and at least one that simply can't be replaced...but I will take any of them to a gig if they are the right tool for the job.

I simply can't imagine owning a bike that is too precious to use as daily transportation (unless maybe if I have another bike that IS daily transportation).

Just my $0.02 and YMMV...

John
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Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
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07-28-2015, 11:42 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
(07-28-2015, 06:18 PM)SnaykByte Wrote: The tree looks like a eucalyptus, as they do. I figured Oz. And I know the tree wasn't literally on fire but figuratively, like in imagination.

I do a pretty good job at geography, and Australia is not a town.

Am I right?

Sun setting to west/northwest, over hills. Photo shot from a hill with short trees......
I live at the bottom of a mountain, I ride up the top most times I've been out just before I get home, only takes a few minutes but its just something I do...
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07-28-2015, 11:48 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
OK. I get it. Just don't want anyone on the forum know where the photo was taken and the name of the background city. Not trying to be snoopy about you. I have been to Oz and was just curious where the photo"s city was.

Shhhh! Don't tell anyone. It's our secret.....😇

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07-29-2015, 01:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-29-2015, 01:51 AM by macca84.)
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
Haha, na I just wasn't thinking of that when I wrote it..
Its in Brisbane man which is queensland

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07-29-2015, 03:58 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
(07-28-2015, 11:00 PM)OldePhart Wrote:
(07-28-2015, 05:34 PM)sbzro870 Wrote: So I just as soon leave her at home. Safe.

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Dude! At that point the bike (or what have you) owns you! Biggrin

Seriously, I am one of those guys that hopes I never own anything that I am afraid to use. I have friends with guitars that they won't take out of the house...I own some pretty expensive instruments and at least one that simply can't be replaced...but I will take any of them to a gig if they are the right tool for the job.

I simply can't imagine owning a bike that is too precious to use as daily transportation (unless maybe if I have another bike that IS daily transportation).

Just my $0.02 and YMMV...

John
Yeah but I don't want one of these boneheads to hurt her. Maybe I'm being over cautious but I see what the trailers they drag around look like when they come back to the yard. BTW, I'm a tractor trailer driver. So, yes ur right, maybe it's too soon. Only had her for a year. Idk...smh...I was the same way with my new guitar but not so much anymore. It only cost me about $250. Bike just a bit more than that. Worried mostly about wrapping it up for the day and finding her with some kind of damage n no one to blame. I think that 1 space per vehicle doesn't sound unreasonable. My question would b do u park ur car that close? No? Why not?
So yes @OldePhart u are right. But, I'm just not that trusting...

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07-29-2015, 05:20 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
man at my last job we had a bike parking only area, had a dipstick block me in with his scooter, his scooter was lifted and put against a wall so that i could get out, others suggested putting it on top of the exit wall that day, you never block someone in unless you know them and know leave at the same time.
(07-28-2015, 05:32 PM)sbzro870 Wrote: I wish it was just a thought. One parked so close that if I straightened out my handlebars I would have hit his truck. His reply: I won't hit ur bike...famous last words...

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07-29-2015, 05:54 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
2005 v star 1100 Silverado
2005 V Star Silverado
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07-29-2015, 06:13 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
@Keith man I guess it takes all kinds. Just that with all the money and time and care I sink into her I just don't want anything bad to happen. U know?

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07-29-2015, 06:20 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
@sbzro870 man years ago I dealt with Buffalo water every month, they would pass around the phone wanting to hear Texas, I was ok and hear giggles.
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07-29-2015, 06:21 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
(07-29-2015, 06:13 PM)sbzro870 Wrote: @Keith man I guess it takes all kinds. Just that with all the money and time and care I sink into her I just don't want anything bad to happen. U know?

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what always gets me is when people swing there doors full open without looking. im always looking for it in busy parking lots, had a few close calls but my luck is holding so far.
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07-29-2015, 06:23 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
I hear ya man...

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07-29-2015, 08:04 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
I have the opportunity to purchase an 07 vstar 1100. Bike has just under 4 thousand miles on it and is listed at 3000, however it has quite a bit of rust. It sat outside uncovered near the ocean for I do not know how long. All crome and pipes are pitted and nuts and bolts on most engine components are pretty rusty. My question is how adversely will this affect the bike. It is mechanically in good shape but like I said quite a bit of rust. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.
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07-29-2015, 09:21 PM,
RE: Interested in knowing what VStar you ride...
(07-29-2015, 08:04 PM)Primink Wrote: I have the opportunity to purchase an 07 vstar 1100. Bike has just under 4 thousand miles on it and is listed at 3000, however it has quite a bit of rust. It sat outside uncovered near the ocean for I do not know how long. All crome and pipes are pitted and nuts and bolts on most engine components are pretty rusty. My question is how adversely will this affect the bike. It is mechanically in good shape but like I said quite a bit of rust. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.

Outside near ocean for years...you can expect quite a few issues. I would not be surprised if it needs all new control cables and brake hoses. One or more brake calipers may be frozen with rust. If the forks show any pitting at all on the part that moves (i.e. the "front shocks") they will probably leak if not now then soon after you start riding it again. Same thing for the rear shock.

If it was set up without changing the oil the bearings in the engine may be pitted.

Even if the tires are showing good tread they will probably be dry rotted, requiring replacement.

The carbs will need to be thoroughly cleaned, and perhaps rebuilt.

$4300 is the blue book retail value on that bike - "in excellent condition from a dealer". Frankly, I wouldn't characterize the bike you've described as an "opportunity" at $3k. Sad to say, "project bike" is probably a more accurate description. So, I wouldn't buy it at any price unless I was willing to take on a project...
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Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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