Newbie from Texas
Bighouse I'm from Texas also, I recently bought a V-Star 1300 Tourer, back in the saddle after 30yrs. I bought my 1300 Feb. 5 and have enjoyed it every minute of it. The last bike I rode was a KZ 1000 back in the '70's and the 1300 is a dream(slightly bias). It took me about 30 minutes to get my feet back on the pegs so to speak(floor boards now). I haven't found anything about the bike I don't like yet, it rides and handles great. Since you have recent experience I can't see why you would have a problem with the bike's size. It took me about a year and a half to window shop and kick tire before I took the leap to buy a new bike, looked at Honda, Kawasaki, Susuki and Yamaha. I had really thought hard about a Vulcan 900 and when yamaha came out with the 950 I turned my attention to it. But becuase of possibly riding 2up with the wife I went with the 1300, just in case. I have a buddy that has a HD Rocker C and gave me a hard time about buying a Yamaha, after he rode mine he quit. The only thing I would have done different was to buy the bike sooner, I can't ride it enough. My mileage on the first tank combined riding was 45mpg, the bike was still in the crate when I bought it so every mile is mine. If you go with the 1300 I think you'll be pleased. The fuel injection is way better than what I use to ride and the belt drive is smooth and responsive.
Last edited by Firediver222; 03-03-2009 at 07:53 AM.