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  1. Re-jetting Help!

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi there guys. Noob rider here. Bought a v star 650 classic 06' about 6 months ago. If you guys have ever heard one of these thing's exhaust you know that it's rather disappointing as far as a powerful sounding bike. So I installed Vance & Hines Staggered Short shots the other day. A couple...
  2. Spark Plug help

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey there, I'm a new ish rider and I'm on my second bike (2006 Yamaha V-star Classic) And after replacing the plugs, about 2k miles later I pull out the plug and it doesn't look pristine. I'm by no means a mechanic and was hoping I could get some input on it. Bike has about 7228 miles, and yes I...
  3. Need help buying keeper bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi, I've been riding on old rice-beaters for 2 years and now I'm looking to buy a decent cruiser. I'm looking for something newer that's at least an 1100cc and under $5,000 that's nice enough to keep around awhile. I love the look of a Honda Shadow and I hear that they're really dependable, but...
  4. Hello to all from North Carolina

    New Member Introductions
    Hello guys and girls. I have been ridding off and on since 1991 mostly for transportation and showing off for the ladies. I met my wife and that stopped. Now we feel that I have matured enough to own another bike. I purchased a 07 v-star 1300 a year ago, my first cruiser, and I love it. My...
  5. Installing Cobra Lo-Boys and re-jetting carbs

    Anyone ever done this? Just wondering how time consuming it might be and if I should worry. I'm pretty good with directions and downloaded the carb re-jet guide from Here it is if anyone needs it: add 3 www's to Thanks.