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09-22-2016, 11:16 PM,
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V-Star 950 known issues
I am about to buy a V-Star 950 tourer. At least it looks like the tourer model. It has hard lockable bags, a nice windshield and passenger backrest. This bike is a 2011 model. It has 4800 miles on the clock. So it is almost new. It is red, the fastest color.
I am torn between the 2011 V-Star 950 and a 2006 Vulcan 900 LT. Both have the same extras I am looking for on a bike. I have a feeling that the V-Star 950 has a tiny bit more power compared to the Vulcan 900. Both bikes have very low mileage and both look great. The Vulcan 900 had an issue with the stator. At least in the early models. So I know what to expect with that bike. I have no idea what common issues are there with the V-Star 950.
Can someone please chime in and tell me a bit more what I should expect with this bike?

Thanks!
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09-24-2016, 11:36 AM,
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RE: V-Star 950 known issues
I have the 2011 red vstar950 tour. I got it used a few years ago and in great shape 6900 miles. With 21000+ miles now i have had no issues. Just regular maintenance, brake pads,oil changes , filters, plugs, battery, etc. Probably tires next year. No issues have arisen with it. Its very reliable. Have added more lights to be more visible. No real performance mods. Wife rides it as much or more than me. She loves it for shopping runs about town and going to garage sales. This is our first bike after being away from riding for many years. Great first bike to begin on. I'm ready for something a little bigger now, let the wife have this one. Good luck on your decision making.
'11 950 tour, mustang seats
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