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10-16-2013, 01:46 PM,
#46
RE: Worst V Star modifications
I'm not sure if this is part of the WORST or BEST mods but its definitely part of the Most creative I've seen.....what do you guys think?


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03-27-2014, 12:21 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-27-2014, 12:22 AM by Cambo.)
#47
RE: Worst V Star modifications
(10-15-2012, 09:01 AM)art5 Wrote: Installing pods, even after rejetting several times never could get the cut out at 4000. rpm under heavy acceleration. the slight gain was not worth the effort, 2nd would be a pirrelli set of tires on it, rear started cupping around 5000 miles and front was exremely noisy from the day I put it on.

So THAT's what that was!! We finally had a decent day around these parts last week and I was able to test out the pod kit. Sure enough, while accelerating hard (away from a starbucks with a couple cute chicks sitting outside (just kidding Amanda if you see this...I meant a couple cute dudes))...I felt a weird flutter. At first, and actually since then, I thought something was wrong with the final drive and perhaps something to do with the new rear wheel I put on, maybe the gear on the new (used) wheel were bad and it slipped somehow.

I guess good to know it wasn't my wheel...but bad to know it's because of the pod kit...but good to know someone's already tried fixing it with rejetting (but to no avail)...but bad to know there really isn't anything I can do about it...

Oh well...can't turn back now. trashed the stock air box stuff.
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03-27-2014, 10:28 PM,
#48
RE: Worst V Star modifications
(03-27-2014, 12:21 AM)Cambo Wrote:
(10-15-2012, 09:01 AM)art5 Wrote: Installing pods, even after rejetting several times never could get the cut out at 4000. rpm under heavy acceleration. the slight gain was not worth the effort, 2nd would be a pirrelli set of tires on it, rear started cupping around 5000 miles and front was exremely noisy from the day I put it on.

So THAT's what that was!! We finally had a decent day around these parts last week and I was able to test out the pod kit. Sure enough, while accelerating hard (away from a starbucks with a couple cute chicks sitting outside (just kidding Amanda if you see this...I meant a couple cute dudes))...I felt a weird flutter. At first, and actually since then, I thought something was wrong with the final drive and perhaps something to do with the new rear wheel I put on, maybe the gear on the new (used) wheel were bad and it slipped somehow.

I guess good to know it wasn't my wheel...but bad to know it's because of the pod kit...but good to know someone's already tried fixing it with rejetting (but to no avail)...but bad to know there really isn't anything I can do about it...

Oh well...can't turn back now. trashed the stock air box stuff.
what bike you have I have a stock air box and for a 03 1100 if you can use it !
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03-28-2014, 12:18 AM,
#49
RE: Worst V Star modifications
(03-27-2014, 10:28 PM)bill40311 Wrote:
(03-27-2014, 12:21 AM)Cambo Wrote:
(10-15-2012, 09:01 AM)art5 Wrote: Installing pods, even after rejetting several times never could get the cut out at 4000. rpm under heavy acceleration. the slight gain was not worth the effort, 2nd would be a pirrelli set of tires on it, rear started cupping around 5000 miles and front was exremely noisy from the day I put it on.

So THAT's what that was!! We finally had a decent day around these parts last week and I was able to test out the pod kit. Sure enough, while accelerating hard (away from a starbucks with a couple cute chicks sitting outside (just kidding Amanda if you see this...I meant a couple cute dudes))...I felt a weird flutter. At first, and actually since then, I thought something was wrong with the final drive and perhaps something to do with the new rear wheel I put on, maybe the gear on the new (used) wheel were bad and it slipped somehow.

I guess good to know it wasn't my wheel...but bad to know it's because of the pod kit...but good to know someone's already tried fixing it with rejetting (but to no avail)...but bad to know there really isn't anything I can do about it...

Oh well...can't turn back now. trashed the stock air box stuff.
what bike you have I have a stock air box and for a 03 1100 if you can use it !

really appreciate the reach out @bill40311 , mighty kind of you! I'm ok though, I went through hell and back installing these pods and jetting the bike for the first time, I'll deal with the flutter for now so it wasn't all in vain!
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03-28-2014, 12:22 AM,
#50
RE: Worst V Star modifications
(03-28-2014, 12:18 AM)Cambo Wrote:
(03-27-2014, 10:28 PM)bill40311 Wrote:
(03-27-2014, 12:21 AM)Cambo Wrote:
(10-15-2012, 09:01 AM)art5 Wrote: Installing pods, even after rejetting several times never could get the cut out at 4000. rpm under heavy acceleration. the slight gain was not worth the effort, 2nd would be a pirrelli set of tires on it, rear started cupping around 5000 miles and front was exremely noisy from the day I put it on.

So THAT's what that was!! We finally had a decent day around these parts last week and I was able to test out the pod kit. Sure enough, while accelerating hard (away from a starbucks with a couple cute chicks sitting outside (just kidding Amanda if you see this...I meant a couple cute dudes))...I felt a weird flutter. At first, and actually since then, I thought something was wrong with the final drive and perhaps something to do with the new rear wheel I put on, maybe the gear on the new (used) wheel were bad and it slipped somehow.

I guess good to know it wasn't my wheel...but bad to know it's because of the pod kit...but good to know someone's already tried fixing it with rejetting (but to no avail)...but bad to know there really isn't anything I can do about it...

Oh well...can't turn back now. trashed the stock air box stuff.
what bike you have I have a stock air box and for a 03 1100 if you can use it !

really appreciate the reach out @bill40311 , mighty kind of you! I'm ok though, I went through hell and back installing these pods and jetting the bike for the first time, I'll deal with the flutter for now so it wasn't all in vain!
no problem I finished my pods today Got real lucky turned out great !
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03-28-2014, 07:10 AM,
#51
RE: Worst V Star modifications
(03-27-2014, 12:21 AM)Cambo Wrote: a couple cute dudes))...I felt a weird flutter. At first, and actually since then, I thought something was wrong
context is everything



sorry, i don't know why I did it
Jmck
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05-03-2014, 11:28 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-03-2014, 11:29 AM by SteelCity.)
#52
Re: Worst V Star modifications
I like my "cheap" LED accent lights but I just put mine on yesterday. Street FX purple.

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04-17-2015, 06:43 PM,
#53
RE: Worst V Star modifications
put a mud flap on a 650 that lasted about 5 miles @75, a cheesy alarm that I think vibration broke and handle bar tassle that whipped my arm in cross winds
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04-18-2015, 04:01 PM,
#54
RE: Worst V Star modifications
i always thought those tassles would be like a whip at speed @pauli466
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
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04-18-2015, 08:52 PM,
#55
RE: Worst V Star modifications
(10-15-2012, 11:17 AM)Matt Wrote: @art5 Can you explain more regarding the "confused gearbox" ? Thanks.
I think he means he doesn't like ratio changes. to close or to spread out.
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07-02-2015, 01:26 AM,
#56
RE: Worst V Star modifications
1) "ET" head light

2) Chrome painted ABS bullet turn signals. Lasted about a month till the paint started peeling off. Since been replaced with smaller metal bullet signals.
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