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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Sold my Classic bought a V Star 1300 Tourer

I have sold my Classic to buy a bike for the price and qualities I cannot pass up. I truly enjoyed the bike and have ridden out over the Rockies, around Yellowstone, Lake Superior and the Natchez Trace Parkway. I have been thinking about a 1300 Tourer for a couple of years and saw one on ebay. A 2012 brand new for almost 3 grand less than list price and could not pass it up. Also they changed the color from gray to red for 2013 and wanted gray since I saw a 2010 version. I have gotten lots of help and I enjoyed reading the posts. Thank you for your advice over the years. I hope I can find a forum and have the same luck with a good group of people. Ride Safely, thanks Kraig

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 10:14 AM
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Before you go you will still have to tell us what you think about the Yam.

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What SWVA 08V2K said. Looking to get bigger bike for longer trips myself. I have a 05 800b, intend to keep it, but add to stable. Am looking at a 1300 Yamaha myself.
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the yammi 1300 is on my short list for my next bike...

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Stryker looks sexy! My buddy got one.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 10:04 PM
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Well hate to see you go but you did buy a very nice bike I had made up my mind if they could not get my vaquero fixed and done right I was saling it and my next bike was the 2013 V Star 1300 tourer deluex. I know it only gomes in blue but it looks great in the poster the dealer is going to call when one comes in. Who knows if the deal is on my side mite be with you enjoy your bike and ride safe. But I think if they get my bike right I'll keep it a while.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 04:13 AM
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The 1300 is a pretty popular bike but omg I saw a new limited edition red suzuki M109R and got an instant boner. I've lusted after a 109r for some time but this was just jaw dropping beautiful. You can keep your tricked up HDs because this thing just dripped awesome power but still look freakin fantastic. Of couse if you like to be discrete and don't fancy red then stay away.
Thing is the 109 is way too much power for my needs so would probably consider a suz 1500 or yam/kawa equivalent once the 900 get's a bit older. My mate is waiting for a Yam 1300 to come up 2nd hand but I reckon I'd go for something a fraction bigger next time around.

Anyhow I hope you enjoy your new ride!

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I have owned many yamahas.A great site is international star riders.One forum for the 1300 there.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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The 1300 is nice, I like the bike. It is smoother riding with the lower rpm's at higher speeds. I just have to get used to shifting later or it will lug along. It weighs more than the 900 but you only feel it moving it around in the garage. It handles very well, the wheel base is only 1.5 inches longer than the Classic. Was a good choice and will enjoy taking it to Sturgis this year, have not been since 2008.

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big mistake. you'll regret it. but hey, thats just my opinion.

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