2007 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America
I would go for another one if they still made it!
The biggest problem I have with the bike's design is the location of the front cylinder's exhaust pipe. The location of the pipe means that to do something as simple as changing your oil, the pipe must be removed. Installing a oil relocation kit (ORK) will relocate the oil filter, but this should have been done by Yamaha.
The bike as a whole is well balanced and nimble despite being a "Cruiser". More than able to carry two up for a couple of hundred miles.
There are a lot of aftermarket items for this bike, so that it can be tailored to almost any individual.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2010
8th Oct 2008, 22:25
Pipes turn blue if run too hot. The engine gets too hot when run lean, either by the mixture being set too lean at the carburetor or by having the choke out too long (usually 30-60 sec is sufficient). There are several products that help restore the finish.
Stalling while decelerating is usually the idle speed being too low, another simple carburetor setting.
I hate that you've had troubles. Enjoy riding.