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03-02-2014 04:14 AM
slimvulcanrider Sweet Ride ya got there, Glad you like it, and hope you have many good memories in her saddle. keep the shiny side up, and don't be afraid to drag them pegs... I would really look into getting set of floorboards for it though... they really help you feel less cramped up.
03-02-2014 03:35 AM
vishnuns39620 Hi All! I just wanted to complete the circle by saying I finally took up the V-Star 650 Custom, its in a good shape & I've clocked about 100 miles on it, boy its fun to ride when its warm!

I wanted to thank you all for your advice & suggestions, many of which were laden with experience & wisdom. I hope to linger around & keep my eyes/ears open!

Here's a quick look at the V-Star 650! --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ0ms...&feature=share

Sincerely,
Vishnu
02-04-2014 11:04 PM
OleDirtyDoc 86 should have the black wheels like the 85 with the silver motor.I know Fayhe does

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02-04-2014 05:32 PM
Wolfie Mebbe its an 86 with an 85 motor....the wheels are silver....paint is wrong for an 85 too....



02-04-2014 05:29 PM
OleDirtyDoc Might have painted the motor.the fins don't look polished.but I still think it's an 85.sounds like he was riding it from the way the add was written
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02-04-2014 04:22 PM
nopickles98
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Looks exactly like my stock '86 when I got it. Mine is a 750.
Did not know some '86 's came with a 700 cc Black engine.....

Mileage ? ?

$600.00 a good price

Think he updated the post...now it says 750cc and reduced to $500. I did email reply asking about title status and mileage. I will not touch a non titled vehicle, but if most stuff is ok, I think I could flip that bike pretty quick for some decent profit.
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mcy/4275961828.html
02-04-2014 10:11 AM
slimvulcanrider
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Originally Posted by vishnuns39620 View Post
Thank you SLIM, that's really useful advice!!

The Dealership that's got this V-Star I'm looking at has agreed to install new batteries (Yuasa) since the old one's missing after being winterized :P

Overall, I believe the price is $100/$200 above what's a reasonable price.
if it doesn't have floorboards, i would highly recomend getting some... it made a world of difference for me... if the stock pegs had been on, then my knees would have hit the bars, but the floorboards let me move my legs out enough to clear comfortably
02-04-2014 12:36 AM
Spockster
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the dealer was kind enough to agree to a test ride
That's his job. Always test ride, if it runs.

Saw an '06 V-Star on CL priced at $6000, has some goodies on it. Will he get that price, is the question. It's been up for sale a while.
02-03-2014 11:51 PM
vishnuns39620
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Originally Posted by slimvulcanrider View Post
I am a little over 6' with a 36" inseam. I had a chance to ride 1999 V-Star 650 Fully dressed. It was a surprising little bike, with floorboards and Jardine forward controls, I was able to stretch out and ride fully relaxed with stock bars. It was a quick and nimble little bike. After riding it for several hours I talked to the owner about looking for one (he was a former VN750 owner which is the only reason he let me take his bike out so long). his biggest conern to me was finding one for the right price.... every one knows how good the little bike is so they jack the price way up... he suggested for a 1999 like his fully set up like his be willing to pay up to 2,000 but no more.
Thank you SLIM, that's really useful advice!!

The Dealership that's got this V-Star I'm looking at has agreed to install new batteries (Yuasa) since the old one's missing after being winterized :P

Overall, I believe the price is $100/$200 above what's a reasonable price.
02-03-2014 10:21 PM
vishnuns39620
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Originally Posted by nopickles98 View Post
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mcy/4275961828.html

I might be able to inquire on this bike if you want. If it really has new tires and runs and has a title - would be a great deal. Worth renting a trailer and heading to St Louis on a day off??
Nopickles - That is really kind of you! I would have loved to attempt that, but I'm unfortunately ill-equipped to make such a trip . I really am humbled by your kind advice, but it would be quite difficult to make such a trip.

I have actually seen a Yamaha V-star 1998 motorcycle nearby, 26K miles & $ 2499. I however need to wait for the weekend before I can take it for a test ride (the dealer was kind enough to agree to a test ride) - I am just worried about the handlebars knocking against my knee!
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