My First Motorcycle – 2004 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic!!!
Folks, I’ve got to keep this fairly short due to this post having been delayed by a few things including computer issues, but I wanted to get it published tonight
I finally got to go see what will very likely be my first motorcycle
What you see here is a 2004 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic :) That’s a 40 cubic inch V-twin engine in the frame and those are cool looking chrome exhausts on the right side. This bike has a lot of the cruiser style points that I like from the spoked wheels to the fat forks and the big, fat gas tank :thumb: I’ve never ridden a motorcycle with floorboards or a heel and toe shifter (more pics and explanation of those and other things later), but right now it all looks awesome
You can also see racks for saddle bags and brackets for a windshield. Yes, those do come with the bike!
I’d been told this motorcycle has low miles, but I didn’t realize it would have this few :shock: Yes, that’s only 8436 miles on a 2002 model motorcycle
I don’t know about you, but I really like the clean look of the speedometer and indicator lights on the tank
The current owner (who’s also only the second owner) hasn’t had much of a chance to ride this motorcycle due to a number of factors. You might have guessed that from the low miles on the odometer. Still, the bike isn’t perfect as it’s been sitting in the sun for a while now. There’s a few missing conchos and some fading on the seat and some of the metal has oxidized a bit. I’ll do my best to buff out the metal and get the seats looking good again, but either way it still looks great to me
I’m going to have the bike checked over by a mechanic before I commit to buying it, but as I said it looks pretty good to me. The only part of it that gives me a little bit of worry is what you see in the two pictures above. Being a shaft drive, it does have oil in the rear hub like you’d have in a rear wheel car’s differential. It looks like there’s a bit of seepage, but I don’t know if this is really bad or expensive to fix. I’m going to hope and pray and leave it up to a mechanic to determine.
I did throw a leg over and have a seat on this magnificent machine and I’ve come to a simple conclusion. I love it
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