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PostSubject: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 27, 2020 8:09 am

Well I am going in the wrong direction! Bought this behemoth from a friend. He is moving to Florida and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. 14800 miles on it!  I haven't even driven it, it is in Ely, NV so I will get it in a couple of weeks when we get up there for the summer.

This does NOT mean the Silver Wing is going away! Won't happen but I never have a bike in Nevada so...  Wish me luck!

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 28, 2020 5:15 pm

I have a feeling you will enjoy that quite a bit, just on its own merit. If memory serves, I felt it was quicker off-line than its large Road-Star sibling.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 28, 2020 9:59 pm

That's a nice looking bike. A bit bigger than I would want at this time in my life tho. Have fun on it and just remember. You Do Have To Shift It... LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 29, 2020 8:05 am

Dale N. wrote:
That's a nice looking bike. A bit bigger than I would want at this time in my life tho. Have fun on it and just remember. You Do Have To Shift It... LOL

Yes a bit bigger! We shall see, plus I am no longer "shiftless", the Silver Wing is my first scooter so most of my life has been on clutch bikes so should not be a problem.


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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 29, 2020 8:55 pm

Nice bike. I've been a Yamaha fan for many years. Last cruiser I owned was a 1999 Honda Magna 750 V4. Not a twin V4 liked to rev. it was the only way to make it really go. I still own a 2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 47K now and a great bike with few issues.

I've read that the oil filter is not easy to change on V-stars? Cartridge type and exhaust is in the way.
Someone makes a filter relocation kit so you can use a screw on type and is much easier to change. FYI.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 30, 2020 8:08 am

Mech 1 twa wrote:


I've read that the oil filter is not easy to change on V-stars?  Cartridge type and exhaust is in the way.
Someone makes a filter relocation kit so you can use a screw on type and is much easier to change.  FYI.

I was pleasantly surprised when I got this bike that the oil filter relocation kit was installed; simply need a spin-on filter!
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Dale N. wrote:
That's a nice looking bike. A bit bigger than I would want at this time in my life tho. Have fun on it and just remember. You Do Have To Shift It... LOL

Yep don't forget the clutch lolllllllll Laughing bounce
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 30, 2020 8:03 pm

GHM-PM wrote:
Mech 1 twa wrote:


I've read that the oil filter is not easy to change on V-stars?  Cartridge type and exhaust is in the way.
Someone makes a filter relocation kit so you can use a screw on type and is much easier to change.  FYI.

I was pleasantly surprised when I got this bike that the oil filter relocation kit was installed; simply need a spin-on filter!

Life is good. Ride it one less hassle to worry about.
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