2006 Yamaha Vstar 650

by RaeJean Fournet
(Walker, LA)

This is my second bike even though I have only been riding for a little over a year. The first bike I purchased was a 1996 Vulcan 800A. This bike was customized to the "max" with forward controls, hyper-charger, drag bars, Corbin seat, drag pipes, etc. This bike was awesome, but definitely not for a novice rider. I dropped the bike more than once (at low speeds), didn't cause any damage to the bike but sure damaged my pride a lot! I changed the handlebars and the pegs which made it easier for me to ride but being a chain driven bike I had a lot of trouble on the take off. The last time I rode it I laid it down turning a corner off my street, again didn't hurt anything but my pride.

I sold the bike and purchased the Vstar, which is a much better fit for me as a still novice rider. This bike is easy on the take-off, comfortable to ride and easy to control. The only issue I have with the bike is the friction zone on the clutch. I still have had limited riding experience with this bike so I am still getting the feel of the clutch etc. I do love the bike though, as a 50+ new rider this bike is much more my personal style.

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Feb 03, 2010
'05 VStar 650
by: Laura

Hey Girl, When you get the clutch adjusted it will help but I think it is a lot of just getting accustomed to the Star. When I first started back riding, I thought it was me, letting it die, bad starts, laying it down at take-off! (Don't let that scare you either. That's what crash bars are for.) When I was relearning and getting used to "that" clutch, I learned when she started to go over just lay her down gently and hit the kill switch! It's ok, but once I got it adjusted and learned the feel of it it's ok now. I wouldn't trade her for any others! The more you ride the better it will be! Have a great time!

Nov 29, 2009
Adjust the Clutch
by: Anonymous

Have your shop adjust the clutch - my first bike was the V-Star 650. I had trouble with the factory setting of the clutch and my shop recommended an adjustment. I LOVED this bike. Lost it in a flood this past month and shopping for a new bike.

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