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11-11-2015, 02:04 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-11-2015, 02:25 AM by Yoshi.)
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2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
So I just wanted to start a thread on my 2003 Custom that I bought May 15, 2015 with 12,000 miles for $2900.00
I bought in from a guy who drained the tank and carbs in 2009 and put it into storage.

The bike was running rough when I got it but she got better as I put more miles on her,
I got the mod bug and started upgrading things right away.

I first did the AIS system removal with plugs bought from Baron, I did that to get rid of that whole system, it looks so much cleaner without it plus I get so much space to put something in that spot. The bike came with stock pipes with the first baffle drilled out, sounds real cool but the stock muffler weighs alot so I bought Jardine slip ons.
In the same weeked I found a ad on craigslist with a guy selling stock muffler and Jardine slip ons with headers from a 2006 with only 8,000 miles.

Now I have 2006 headers going to once new Jardine slipons on my bike. Boxed up I have my original headers, used stock muffler with the first baffle removed, used 2006 muffler, and used jardine slip ons in a box ;-)
I then added stock mirrors and 6" forward controls from ebay which made the ride much nicer for my 6'3" 220lb. self.
Next was saddle bag that I bought used from a guy in Brooklyn that just traded his vstar for a 500cc scooter.

I told you the mod bug hit
I proceeded to adjust the valves on the bike since I don't know the bikes history, fun task that I redid just to make sure I adjusted everyhing correctly. I replaced the plugs and, I changed out the engine and differential oil since I had my tools at hand and a day set aside. The clutch seemed slippery when I first bought the bike so I followed the procedure to adjust the cluch cable at motor and at the bars which helped a little but I might do the clutch soon too. I went ahead and replaced the rim strips tubes and tires with the michelin commander 2 tires. I cleaned up the spokes a bit but I can't get that great shine back on the rear spokes, I might order some chrome rims if I find somthing I like in the near future.
I bought some chrome pieces, one to cover the rear differential, covers for the hand controls. I then sanded out a blemish in clearcoat on the fuel tank and polished up the rest of the tank.
I then mounted a tachometer on the bike that I had from my previous bike, a Suzuki Savage 650.

it didn't stop yet...
I now have 14,000 miles on my bike and bought the maxair intake kit, I like that it pretty much had everything to set it up jets filters and the nice piping. I even bought the maxair PMS screws to finish it off nice.
I bought a windscreen, received my ezpass and relocated the helmet lock onto the back of the sissy bar. I was now on a hunt for floorboards so I posted here with no luck but the found yamaha made floorboard coversion for the custom that was well pried and easy to accomplish. Weather cooled off so I made room in the garage. I just bought kuryakyn mid frame cover and boomerang frame covers, I'll order kuryakyn grips and some other little shiny parts and dedicate the next warm day to play.

Rubberside down
Here's a pic of what I bought when I bought it

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11-11-2015, 09:06 AM,
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RE: 2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-09-Yamaha-X...21053928de these came up the other day, maybe what your looking for
2007 1100 custom,cobra longs and pods,doubled clutch spring.
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11-11-2015, 08:24 PM,
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RE: 2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
(11-11-2015, 09:06 AM)nick59 Wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-09-Yamaha-X...21053928de these came up the other day, maybe what your looking for
I bought yamaha floorboards that directly replace the stock pegs but thanks for the link
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11-11-2015, 09:16 PM,
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RE: 2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100k...st-do-list i dont know if you know about the vstar 1100 knowledge base. it covers everything about the 1100. be sure and read must things to know about proper starting procedure.excellant motorcycle.
2007 1100 custom,cobra longs and pods,doubled clutch spring.
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11-12-2015, 02:12 AM,
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RE: 2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
(11-11-2015, 09:16 PM)nick59 Wrote: https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100k...st-do-list i dont know if you know about the vstar 1100 knowledge base. it covers everything about the 1100. be sure and read must things to know about proper starting procedure.excellant motorcycle.
Thank you for that link but yes, I've read the knowledge base many times, one day I have to get to the drive shaft nut and make sure it's staked
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11-12-2015, 10:20 AM,
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RE: 2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
you were talking clutch, bet she is good, am over 40,000 on my 02 1100 and factory clutch, only was adjusted once and at the handlebars only. your spokes, bet someone like a former mechanic did to me, used sos pads to clean them up, WRONG! this is not real chrome but a finish, that removes the finish and rusts them up quick. some day given the right price may get some different wheels, hell by then be time for a different ride.
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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11-14-2015, 08:42 PM,
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RE: 2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
(11-12-2015, 10:20 AM)Keith Wrote: you were talking clutch, bet she is good, am over 40,000 on my 02 1100 and factory clutch, only was adjusted once and at the handlebars only. your spokes, bet someone like a former mechanic did to me, used sos pads to clean them up, WRONG! this is not real chrome but a finish, that removes the finish and rusts them up quick. some day given the right price may get some different wheels, hell by then be time for a different ride.
i used a shoelace and toothpaste a few times actually worked pretty good. i did it when i was really bored. lol
Lightbulb dumb bikers don't get to be old bikers
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11-22-2015, 09:52 PM,
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RE: 2003 Yamaha Vstar 1100 Introduction
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