2009 Yamaha 1300 V-Star

by JD

2009 Yamaha 1300 V-Star

2009 Yamaha 1300 V-Star

I rode a 2006 Suzuki 800 Boulevard C50 Touring bike for the last 4 seasons and took a nose dive in Virginia July 2009 at our CMA East National Rally. We are not sure what happened but I was always confident in my riding skills. I was going through a curve coming out of the mountains and lost it. We believe I either fell asleep or passed out but do not know for sure. My husband dropped his bike to get to me. I was in the hospital for 3 days and in and out of consciousness for 6 days. Anyways...I am well and doing great.

I don't remember that accident but I was very nervous about getting on another bike but knew I would. Before the end of season last year we both purchased new bikes. Mine is a royal blue Yamaha 1300 V-Star. I was out on it just a few times last season and was still very nervous around curves and turns. We pulled the bikes out 4 days ago and I have been riding for about 1/2 hour each day. My confidence is building again. However, going to a 1300 from a 800 is a big difference and I am still a little nervous around those turns and corners. But I will RIDE ON!

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May 19, 2010
by: Cynthia Q.

So glad you made it and that you are still able to go riding with your husband :) (((Hugs))

May 10, 2010
by: Marcia

Last fall I went from a Honda VTX 1300RS to a Kaw Vulcan Nomad 1700. The second time out I went down and haven't been on it since. Now a little apprehensive about getting back on it, because it is bigger and heavier than VTX. But if you can get back on your bigger bike after the trauma you've been thru, then I know I can. Thanks for sharing your courage!

May 09, 2010
by: Site Admin

Thank you for the "Thank You"...it is greatly appreciated!

May 08, 2010
April 2010 Bike of the Month
by: Janelle

Thank you "Her Motorcycle.com" for the April 2010 Bike of the Month and the gift certificate. It came in handy. Bought a Christian CD, cord for my daughter's laptop, and some jewelry. JD

May 01, 2010
V-STAR 1300

Glad you got back in the saddle! Nice 1300!!!

Apr 07, 2010
Good to hear
by: Lois

you are doing better!! I commend you for your courage.....I'm a beginner, and it certainly helps me to know when you take a spill...you get back up and go again....Be safe...

Apr 07, 2010
Lots of Courage
by: Robin

Wow...what a story..happy that you are recovered and back in the saddle. I am amazed that you have gone back to riding...quite an inspiration....not sure I have that kind of courage...way to go and what a beautiful bike...enjoy....


Apr 07, 2010
Yamaha V Star
by: kenberlyc

I am so sorry to hear of your accident, but am glad to see that you are well. I wish you the best of luck and hope that you can continue to build your confidence. Good luck always.

Apr 07, 2010
Vstar 1300
by: Lynn - SW FL

Just last weekend a lady friend I know just upgraded from the Suz. C50 to a RSTD 1300 - lightly used. It is pearl white loaded with hard bags, windshield, etc. She fell in love with it and since her birthday is this week decided she had to have it. Her husband rides a Road Star so now they have similar bikes for road trips.

Your 1300 is beautiful. I love the color! I'm glad you decided to get back on the saddle. Have fun!

Apr 07, 2010
by: Patti

Beautiful bike. Oh, yes, also glad to hear you are back on a bike...And that you are healthy again. Enjoy the bigger bike.

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