Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
[QUOTE=rickoz;84078]Just bought a Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom. Not enough room in the garage for both, not enough money in the checkbook either. May not be riding it too much though, tore ligaments in my wrist yesterday. X-rays today, MRI tomorrow, consultation with a surgeon next week. Two hobbies on hold; the bike and playing the bass.
The Vulcan was great for getting me back on a bike after a 20 year hiatus, but QUOTE]I'm 6' 240 pounds, so I needed something bigger to encourage my wife to hop on with me.[/
Congratulations on the new ride and sorry to hear about your wrist. I hope it heals up a lot faster than my leg is.
I know what you mean about needing a bigger bike. My wife went for one ride with me, about 30 miles out to our daughters place. That was enough for both of us. She does not like bikes anyway, and has a bad back as well. Any long distance rides I take in the future will be solo and hopefully on a bike with a bigger frame. I`m about the same height as you but #60 heavier and 30 minutes or so is about as long as I can ride the vn before stopping for a few minutes to walk off the numb bum. Does the v-star let you stretch out enough to be more comfortable?
1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady
" or "Bad Girl
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15
TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO.
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Last edited by OlHossCanada; 02-10-2009 at 08:00 PM.