Dedicated to the women who RIDE THEIR OWN motorcycles  

Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

submitted by Still Breathing

I'm 5'3-1/2" tall with an inseam of 30". I started riding last year with no previous riding experience. I bought an '87 Virago XV535 for $600.

This machine is very popular among shorter riders (5'-2" and up) and is a very nimble bike with plenty of zip. It's fun to ride. The biggest drawbacks are the seat, which is not meant for long distance, and on the 87 and 88 models, the gas tank is under the seat and is very small. I did not get very far before I had to gas up again. Since the tank is under the seat, each fill up required lifting the seat along with anything on top of the seat like saddlebags. The '89 models added a secondary tank where a tank ought to be and the upper drains into the lower tank.

I traded up to a Vstar 1100 Classic, and still kept the 535 because now my daughter is riding. It's a good little machine and worth looking for. The 535 line was replaced by the Vstar 650's, But many are still available for a good price.

O2 CO2
 

Thanks to Still Breathing for submitting this personal review.

Click to submit your own product review.

The opinions expressed here have been submitted by a personal reviewer and are not necessarily those of RideMyOwn.com, its employees, affiliates or agents. Mention of another party or its product or service on the RideMyOwn.com site should not be construed as an endorsement of that party or its product or service, nor does failure to mention one imply disapproval.

WHAT YOU NEED to Know! Cyclechex Motorcycle History Report.
Motorcycle History Report - What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Used Motorcycle.
 


 Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
 home | articles | links | travel | store |  wind chill | contact us | about us | rider personals | privacy/disclaimers
 
Copyright 2002 RideMyOwn.com unless specifically stated otherwise. All Rights Reserved. This material or parts thereof may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed by any means whatsoever without explicit, written permission from RideMyOwn.com. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.  

Web sites designed Toadily for you!Website created by Toadily.com