Hey guys.... new to the forum and new to the V Star community. My journey with my V Star started a few months ago when a guy @ work asked me if I'd like a free bike because he knew I worked on hot rods a lot. I was instantly intrigued, but the bike def had some issues. He told me that the driveshaft was broken and it would be very hard to repair. I figured I would give it a shot and being the nice guy I am i didn't have the heart to just take the bike from the guy.... so i payed him a 100 bucks and went on my way! So i had a broken V Star that i later found out had a broken output shaft and a box full of parts. Myself and a buddy of mine tapped the driveshaft and repaired it with the loctite and bolt technique ( bolt only needs to supply clamping force as the sideload it handled by the interlocking spline on the shaft and yoke). Once we had it moving under its own power we began chopping and cutting this old gal up to give her a new look and a new lease on life. Cut the front fender in half and used it to create a wicked cool rear bobber fender that is welded directly to the rear swingarm. Added a custom springer seat to the mix. New handlebars. New headlight.5 Added some lowering links to the bike. Moved up to a 150 front tire. Removed all the old accessories and "fluff" and added some nice LED tail lights and HID headlight. We also bought some exhaust tips and welded in "lollipops" to give the motor the needed backpressure to go with the stripped down exhaust. Rebuilt the carbs and put her all back together! Anyways let me know what you think..... I really like how it turned out and i couldn't be happier considering i have less than 1000 dollars in the bike!
Anyways now for the bad..... Now that ive got the bike running i can tell that its not jetted quite right. We didnt make any modifications to the air box system. The only modification is open pipes with "lolipop" baffles. Per some of the information on the forums we rejetted the bike 1 step up in jet size on both the front and rear carb. Im located in Upstate SC..... was hoping someone could possibly recommend a good shop somehwere in the SC, NC, or GA area that is familiar with these bikes and might could help me get it running smoother. I've even contemplated removing the modified exhaust and putting on something from like west coast stars and using their recommended jet settings. Any advice is appreciated!
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(12-06-2016, 04:21 PM)Mparsons0514 Wrote: Finished Product: