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  1. V-Star ystery

    First Bike / New Rider
    I’ve made my introduction at the new members page and now I’m hoping someone, at this page, can shed some light on my mystery. I recently purchased a 2005 Yamaha V-star midnight custom, what does the word ‘midnight’ mean??? I assume its got to be about the trim package but what? A web search...
  2. What type of Oil

    Cruiser Forum
    So I have a 07 V star 1300 with 25k miles on it and I live in vegas, in the summer it gets in the 110 range and 30 in the Winter. What kind of oil should I use, I'm not too concerned with brands, I'm thinking amisol or Yamalube (not sure yet, but I've heard good things). But what about grade? My...
  3. What kind of engine oil?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Would you use? I have a 2008 V-Star 1100 and I don't know whether I should use 10w30 or 20w40 when I change the oil.
  4. Saddle Bags and Pipes

    First Bike / New Rider
    I just bought a 2008 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom (Black with ghost flames) and I want to buy some saddlebags for it. Does anybody know of some that look good on that bike that are reasonably inexpensive? Because I have no idea, this is the first nice bike that I've bought and I plan on taking good...
  5. VStar, Boulevard, Vulcan, Royal Enfield or Shadow? Advice please

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi. newbie on forum. Just got my US license. Shopping for a bike. Previously, owned a 1974 Royal Enfield Bullet (350cc) while I was living in India. I am looking for something that has cruiser/classic look, in the 250-500cc (ish) range, and has a throaty sound. Mostly for shortish distances...
  6. S40 vs Shadow VLX vs V Star Custom

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have just started riding and am looking to buy my first bike. Im on the shorter side (5'8") and im looking for a cruiser style bike. The bikes that have caught my eye so far are the Suzuki Boulevard S40, the Honda Shadow VLX, and the Yamaha V Star Custom. Does anyone have any opinion on these...