The following applies to owners of the 1100 V-Stars and does not apply to the 650 Hi guys, As per this thread, where I encountered issues buying a custom exhaust from the US, I thought I'd create a general thread for other V-Star owners to be aware of differences in regions when buying custom exhausts. If you have a V-Star model (Classic OR Custom) dating 2004 onwards, beware when buying custom pipes from the US. In California in 2004-2005 and then the rest of the US from 2006 onwards, the US release model has been produced with a different exhaust and a different mount that here in Australia. If you buy, for example, custom pipes advertised to fit any 2007 model (this is more the case with slip on pipes), unless they come with their own custom mount, they WILL NOT fit. This is what the more recent US models come with - note the mounting points. This following diagram (labeled as a US 2003 release) is identical to what current models are released with in Australia. Note that they have different mounting points to the above diagram: So my advice to you is that if you are after a custom exhaust for your V-Star, and you have a 2004 model or newer, take care when ordering! Full systems will generally come with their own exhaust mount and will direct you to remove the stock mount. Slip ons like Vance and Hines come with their own custom mount and also direct you to remove the stock mount. Slip ons by Cobra, Jardine and others will use the stock mount and won't fit. If you order slip ons for a more recent V-Star you should be safe if you buy a custom pipe model that states it suits model years 1999-2005 (and states it doesn't fit CA 2004-2005 models) as these earlier US release models use the same mounting method as Australian current models. So in summary: When buying exhausts from the US - 1. Check which model year they state they suit. If they state they suit all models from 99 onwards, they are likely to come with their own custom mount and should fit all Australian releases 2. If they state they suit model years 2006-2008 and CA 2004-2005, they will not fit current release Australian models 3. If they state they suit model years 1999-2005 (excluding CA 2004-2005) they should suit all current Australian release models 4. DOUBLE CHECK mounting instructions for the custom exhaust you are looking at. If you can't find any, then if necessary, contact the manufacturer as to which US model year it suits and whether it comes with a custom exhaust mount or whether it uses the stock exhaust mount. 5. Verify how your own exhaust is mounted to the frame! Hope this helps.