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05-03-2016, 06:43 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-03-2016, 06:44 AM by TommyBoy.)
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Hi all. I've browsed this group a few times and decided to join. I got my 2009 VStar 950 last July, and have enjoyed it a lot. I've just about completed my mods... Only a few left to go.

I've added Viking saddlebags with quick detach brackets, Memphis shades batwing fairing kit and a Rush slip-on exhaust. Oh, and a chrome drive belt cover....(ask me why, lol)

I want to install an engine guard, power port, universal mount and have the seat redone.

I originally wanted the tourer, but got a great deal on this. I'm having fun... Although the wallet isn't... modifying this ride to fit what I want. So far I am happy with the results.

Hopefully I can help answer some questions around here. I've posted a couple of pics so maybe when someone Google's "Tommy blue VStar 950 with Memphis shades batwing fairing" they will have better reference pictures than the sad ones I found!

Oh, my name isn't Tommy in case you were wondering, lol. It's all about the bikes here, right? You all have some nice looking rides that I've seen while surfing the site! Looking forward to seeing more pics.

Eric.,. Aka TommyBoy

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05-08-2016, 11:21 AM,
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(05-03-2016, 06:43 AM)TommyBoy Wrote: Hi all. I've browsed this group a few times and decided to join. I got my 2009 VStar 950 last July, and have enjoyed it a lot. I've just about completed my mods... Only a few left to go.

I've added Viking saddlebags with quick detach brackets, Memphis shades batwing fairing kit and a Rush slip-on exhaust. Oh, and a chrome drive belt cover....(ask me why, lol)

I want to install an engine guard, power port, universal mount and have the seat redone.

I originally wanted the tourer, but got a great deal on this. I'm having fun... Although the wallet isn't... modifying this ride to fit what I want. So far I am happy with the results.

Hopefully I can help answer some questions around here. I've posted a couple of pics so maybe when someone Google's "Tommy blue VStar 950 with Memphis shades batwing fairing" they will have better reference pictures than the sad ones I found!

Oh, my name isn't Tommy in case you were wondering, lol. It's all about the bikes here, right? You all have some nice looking rides that I've seen while surfing the site! Looking forward to seeing more pics.

Eric.,. Aka TommyBoy

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What size windshield did you end up putting on the fairing? I still can't afford one yet, but looking at them. Also, does it shield your hands from rain? I was out in the rain yesterday and wished I had protection, even with heated grips cranked.
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05-08-2016, 02:34 PM,
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I got the 9" shield. I'm 5'8", and I can feel some wind around my head, but it isn't the buffeting type. I haven't ridden in the rain yet, so I can't definitely answer that, bit it does feel like it cuts down on the amount of wind your hands are exposed to.

I can easily see over the top of the shield. Also, it was real windy yesterday, and I could feel a little more affect on the bike than it has when the front is naked, but I expected that.

I would like to try a spoiler windshield some time, but I am happy with my setup. I rode home from work Friday morning in 42 degree temps, and only my hands were cold.... Because I forgot my gauntlet gloves and was wearing vented gloves.

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05-09-2016, 11:53 AM,
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I have the 9 inch spoiler, same effect. Feel the wind but no buffing that I can tell.


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11-27-2016, 04:24 PM,
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Welcome aboard!
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01-16-2019, 04:48 PM,
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OK I have to ask Eric...I see you mounted Viking bags with the quick release....I recently did so with my 950 and ran into all kinds of problems....the mounts do not hold the bags out far enough away from the axle bolt especially on the drive side....I've hit several large bumbps at speed and the exposed axle bolt has traveled its 4.3" allowance and smashed into the bottom of the Viking bags several times....its not only tore up the corner of the bag but I have on at least 6 times broken/sheared the fender bolt causing the bag to be held on by only one of the two mounting bolts....I feel this is a VERY poor design that allows the bottom of the bags to swing out and in causing undo shear strees to the mounting bolts.....how were you able to resolve this???? I've attached some pics for reference....and yes I mounted them as high as I could when first installed...but you cant get them 4.3" from the axle bolt without the tops of the bags being above the fender and nearly above the backseat!

I contacted Viking CS several times and they were absolutely NO help and said they should fit even after showing them these pictures...I would not recommend Viking bags to anyone and the large slanted lamella bags do NOT fit the Vstar 950 as you can see...it will be even worse with their universal mounting bracket as that puts it even CLOSER to the fender and thus the axle bolt.


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