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11-04-2017, 06:46 PM,
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keep Vstar 1100 or go to a Road Star
I have had a Vstar Silverado for 2 years and put about 10K on it. I have Mustang seats and crash bars and a box on back. I have been enjoying the bike BUT, like alot of others been on the highway alot and feel it needs a 6th gear. I have been contemplating a Road Star and looked at a 2011 with 17K on it and like it. I am 5'6" and both the 1100 and Road star feel about the same sitting on them and having my feet firmly planted. How are the short statuted people matching up with the Road Star? Any issues?
I would like to get some feedback from folks that have gone from the 1100 to the Road star. Is it more comfortable enough on the highway with less RPM to make this switch all the worth it? Has anyone one driver a Road Star and still preferred the Vstar 1100?

I have test drove the 1300 at a Motorcycle Rally, but have NOT driver the Road Star. As fpr the Road star are there any preferred years over others? I know that the 2011 is fuel injected and some years had the 1600 motor.
Any feedback would be appreciated!

Bilzer
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11-07-2017, 09:38 PM,
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RE: keep Vstar 1100 or go to a Road Star
(11-04-2017, 06:46 PM)Bilzer Wrote: I have had a Vstar Silverado for 2 years and put about 10K on it. I have Mustang seats and crash bars and a box on back. I have been enjoying the bike BUT, like alot of others been on the highway alot and feel it needs a 6th gear. I have been contemplating a Road Star and looked at a 2011 with 17K on it and like it. I am 5'6" and both the 1100 and Road star feel about the same sitting on them and having my feet firmly planted. How are the short statuted people matching up with the Road Star? Any issues?
I would like to get some feedback from folks that have gone from the 1100 to the Road star. Is it more comfortable enough on the highway with less RPM to make this switch all the worth it? Has anyone one driver a Road Star and still preferred the Vstar 1100?

I have test drove the 1300 at a Motorcycle Rally, but have NOT driver the Road Star. As fpr the Road star are there any preferred years over others? I know that the 2011 is fuel injected and some years had the 1600 motor.
Any feedback would be appreciated!

Bilzer
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11-07-2017, 09:44 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-07-2017, 09:52 PM by pauli466.)
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RE: keep Vstar 1100 or go to a Road Star
personally i'd go with a 950 pretty good on the highway and gets close to the same mpg as a 650 the best a road star will do is 42-44 and thats only if you go easy ride hard and can drop to less than 40 mpg, gas is cheaper right now but it won't always be like this, the 950 rides better than any 1100 i'v been on too, too many 1100s had mid shaft failures for me to consider buying one, and wind up more than a 950 at highway speeds too
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11-07-2017, 09:47 PM,
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RE: keep Vstar 1100 or go to a Road Star
(11-07-2017, 09:44 PM)pauli466 Wrote: personally i'd go with a 950 pretty good on the highway and gets close to the same mpg as a 650 the best a road star will do is 42-44 and thats only if you go easy ride hard and can drop to less than 40 mpg, gas is cheaper right now but it won't always be like this
2000-2003 roadstars had recalls from a c-clip wearing out in the transmission sometimes causing a wheel lock up
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