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XVS650 Yamaha - No badge/decal on the tank

Discussion in 'Cruisers' at netrider.net.au started by Nivek, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Does anyone know of a good site which details the year model history of the Yamaha XVS650 ? (I did a google search but kept getting ebay pages!) I'm trying to find out if they made some without fuel tank badges?

    Thanks

    Kev


     
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  2. No sure where you going with this question.
    But ,did you see one with out the badges and like the look :cool: ?

    A lot of people remove the badges ,so the bike looks a little more custom.

    I like the badges on my Boulevard and I have seen them removed and the bike does look different :? .

    But not sure if you can put them back on %100 ,and might or will drop the price of the bike when selling or trading it in ,in 12 months when you want a bigger or different bike.

    If your just curious about the different models ,Please disregard the above post. :p :LOL:
     
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  3. Also it may have been crashed/dropped and repainted.
     
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  4. Thanks Sleddog/Hotcam.
    I'm looking at buying an XVS605 classic - 2005 model but there seems to be a couple of versions.

    One is the XVS650 V Star and the other is simply the XVS650.

    I was wondering what the differences are. Was the V Star the "2006" model released in november 2005?

    I have tried to find a web page that lists the different year model versions but can't find one.

    Thanks
     
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  5. All years are the same except paint. There are two versions:
    - XVS650 V-Star Custom
    - XVS650A V-Star Classic

    Custom is the one with the footpegs, narrow front wheel, shorter fenders/mudguards, etc.

    Classic is the one with the floorboards, fatter front wheel, longer mudguards.
     
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  6. New models don't have badge. Just a painted Vstar on the tank, but quite subtle.

    I just got a 2008 Vstar Custom Midnight edition and can highly reccomend them.Awesome bike.
     
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  7. Thanks guys, appreciate the help.

    Kev
     
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  8. VStar 650 - Custom

    I went to see the VStar 650 Custom 08 model yesterday and I loved it, as soon as I sat on it i knew this was the one...

    I've been looking around at a few other curisers and by just sitting on them they didnt feel that right...

    I have to test ride one now - does any one know if there is a difference in riding the Vstar Custom 650 and Custom 1100?

    I wonder if they are completely different in feel when you ride?
     
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  9. I was looking at the 650 when it was time for me to upgrade. I was looking at a few diff smaller cc'd cruisers.

    I took the 650 for a test ride, it felt like a great bike, comfortable and easy to move around. I thought the bigger 1100 would be really heavy, but the COG is so low on the bike, you never struggle with it. I think it's quite nimble for an 1100.

    That's my opinion. But, I've only test ridden the 650, as opposed to 8 months on the 1100.
     
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