Classy make-over...and no bags!
I completed what I set out to do. Took several courses, got my license, practiced for couple months on a 250 virago and worked my way up to my lilac colored Yamaha 650 V Star.
I made the pretty bike into what I wanted.. more a "me" bike...
I changed out the pipes for a deeper throatier rumble and better performance, added chrome, removed passenger seat & added back rack, added forward tilt risers and clock, lowered windshield.
•Looks darn sexy....
•Personalized to me.....
•Cost quite a bit more than expected (installation-tech time)
•No where to put toothbrush (didn't know saddlebags wouldn't stay)
•Throaty sound can have loud bark
I went on a ride with a couple ladies and they said the bike was too loud. The pipes are Vance & Hines made for the model bike. I took it back to the shop and the folks in the shop said the bike had a real nice sound and my "friends" were being woosey....??
My question to you ladies:
What about carrying bags for stuff, road trip? Water? What can I do to make my classy bike still look as she does, when carrying stuff? It seems crazy to buy another set of bags that will fit this bike, as it is.
I am wondering what ladies use if they do not have saddle bags? It didn't really occur to me that the saddlebags that were on the passenger seat rack would be removed and unusable due to the sissy bar back rest being removed. The model is a Silverado.
And...what of the "throaty" sound of my new pipes and my ladies complaints? I feel a bit embarrassed, but I wanted more sound than the stock pipes. What I loved in other bikes seems disgraceful in mine??
Looking forward to hearing your replies.