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I have a couple of questions

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  1. zveedcheegz
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    Hello everyone I just have a couple of questions:1. I know a lot of you said that the Vstar would go about 160-165 mile then you needed to put gas in it my question is this Is that with the reserve or before the reserve.
    2. I would like to get a new handle bar and I would like a 10" mini ape where do I go to get them and how hard is it to change them.
    Thanks
    zveedcheegz

  2. VzdarManiac
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    Which vstar model?

    My 650 I got 265 km to one tank of gas, and THEN I had to put it on reserve.

  3. rocgman
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    i get 160-165 and then have to flip to reserve

  4. Kos
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    Initially I went 130 to 140 miles prior to the reserve light. I did the filler neck mod and it went to 155 to 165 miles prior to the reserve light. Once while in an altered state of awareness I went 42 miles on reserve, there was a loud POP (read - that was the noise when I pulled my head out of my ass) and it took 4.5 gallons. In order to convert to km and ltrs per km I need to cross reference another web site.

  5. zveedcheegz
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    Which vstar model?My 650 I got 265 km to one tank of gas, and THEN I had to put it on reserve.
    I have the 1100 silverado

  6. zveedcheegz
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    Initially I went 130 to 140 miles prior to the reserve light. I did the filler neck mod and it went to 155 to 165 miles prior to the reserve light. Once while in an altered state of awareness I went 42 miles on reserve, there was a loud POP (read - that was the noise when I pulled my head out of my ass) and it took 4.5 gallons. In order to convert to km and ltrs per km I need to cross reference another web site.
    What is the filler neck mod and how would I do that.

  7. MigejCojode
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    Depends on the model of Vstar but most quote to reserve I think.

    As to the 10 inch Ape. 12 will fit without changing the cables or wires. Any aftermarket Harley Bar will work. The only problem is that the knurling won't be quite center, you shouldn't see it but the knurling will be moved 1/4 inch closer to center each side (HD 3.5" center to center risers, VStar 4") most bars don't start the knurling right at the edge of 3.5" anyway. I have to wonder about going to 10 inch as you really don't have much gain in height.

  8. zveedcheegz
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    i get 160-165 and then have to flip to reserve
    The reason I am asking this is right after we got the bike we had to flip to the reserve at 112 miles then this weekend we had to flip it at about 120 the bike only has about 1700 mile on her.
    I am only getting about 35 miles to the gallon I was hoping I would get better.
    Thanks for all the input
    zveedcheegz

  9. MigejCojode
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    The reason I am asking this is right after we got the bike we had to flip to the reserve at 112 miles then this weekend we had to flip it at about 120 the bike only has about 1700 mile on her. I am only getting about 35 miles to the gallon I was hoping I would get better.Thanks for all the inputzveedcheegz
    A dab of Seafoam in the tank, free flowing intake and exhaust, and a proper rejetting will get you your best mileage.

  10. zveedcheegz
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    Depends on the model of Vstar but most quote to reserve I think.As to the 10 inch Ape. 12 will fit without changing the cables or wires. Any aftermarket Harley Bar will work. The only problem is that the knurling won't be quite center, you shouldn't see it but the knurling will be moved 1/4 inch closer to center each side (HD 3.5" center to center risers, VStar 4") most bars don't start the knurling right at the edge of 3.5" anyway. I have to wonder about going to 10 inch as you really don't have much gain in height.
    not wanting height I was wanting them to come back just a little further for comfort I didn't want to get risers. I like the pretty stuff that is on the bike where the risiers go and didn't want to change that. (I like pretty stuff lol )

  11. Bulltok
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    Weight and terrain has much to do with mileage.

  12. MigejCojode
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    not wanting height I was wanting them to come back just a little further for comfort I didn't want to get risers. I like the pretty stuff that is on the bike where the risiers go and didn't want to change that. (I like pretty stuff lol )
    Then look for bars that have more pull back 10 inch apes are darned near stock height. You can also try one of these:

    nopork.com

    They insert between your bar and riser, raising the bar and giving you the ability to roll the bar farther back

  13. rocgman
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    The reason I am asking this is right after we got the bike we had to flip to the reserve at 112 miles then this weekend we had to flip it at about 120 the bike only has about 1700 mile on her. I am only getting about 35 miles to the gallon I was hoping I would get better.Thanks for all the inputzveedcheegz
    well mine is the 650 im not sure what the 1100 gets

  14. Jonezpoj
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    Get a set of DT Risers from Barons, you'll like them.

  15. retzdarraiter
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    (as butthead) huh huh huh, you guys have to flip to get to your reserve, huh huh huh. oh man im gettin tired!

  16. popper19
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    I got nearly 200 miles out of a tank on my last ride, without switching to reserve. But I also ride pretty conservatively.... No burnouts for me...

  17. viltirizhman
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    Hey I go 165 miles then flip the reserve, I use seafoam about every 500 miles to keep it clean. As far as the handlebars, not sure, I just put a set of drags on mine and didn't have to rewire with longer cable, this would be the only concern I think.

  18. chitter4
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    My 1100 (Barons exhaust, Speed Star air cleaner, and jet kit) would get about 35MPG at 75-80MPH, 40-45MPG at 55-60MPH and I actually would get 55-60MPG with my wife on the back; she hated it when I hit the gas to hard. Now she has her own 650 and I have a Raider. Man am I glad she wanted her own bike!

  19. chitter4
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    By the way Bulltok that is a GREAT looking bike. I love the way the bags match the bike. NICELY DONE!!!

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