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  • #21
    $700 bike at best unless she wants to have everything fixed properly ($1000 at a dealership). Good pass.
    I will have a nice running and gone through 2000 Road Star for sale soon (waiting on parts) if your in the NE Indiana region.
    LET'S RIDE

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    • #22
      The shifting and rolling issue is because the clutch plates are stuck together due to sitting for a long time. I’d pass and get a fuelie Roadstar.

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      • #23
        Hold out for a Road Star. You really can't do better. I've had mine 6 years now, and I wish I would have found one 16 years ago. These bikes have soul.

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        • #24
          Just found an "07 in Harrisburg Pa. on Craigslist 38K miles, which is nothing on these bikes, and a few nice aftermarket touches you may or may not like according to your taste. Guy seemed forthright about it, says it needs a front tire but outside of that was good to go. 2007 is the last year of the carburated Roadstars, and some say the best year model of all the Roadstars. So, this is a pretty sweet find at $2999.00 if you have that much to spend. My '06 has 59K miles and runs like new. There ave been a few guys on here who have seen 150 - 200 K miles.They don't leak, they don't use oil, and they will steal your heart away. Grab this one if you can. It was just listed 12 hours ago.

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          • DEEPHATE
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            I wonder why some consider 07 to be the best model year?

        • #25
          I'm waiting on a reply about a '12 with 17K on it. He's asking $3600 and he's only about 30 minutes away.

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          • Brad_G
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            That sounds like a fantastic deal! You'll like that fuel injection. I know I do on my '08.

        • #26
          Originally posted by mikemuirhead View Post
          I'm waiting on a reply about a '12 with 17K on it. He's asking $3600 and he's only about 30 minutes away.
          Where did you say this bike is?

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          • #27
            Originally posted by mikemuirhead View Post
            I'm waiting on a reply about a '12 with 17K on it. He's asking $3600 and he's only about 30 minutes away.
            That’s a smokin deal if it’s been treated well. I was ready to pull a trailer four hours to pick up an 08 for $2400, but decided to have MikeyC go check it out for me. It was severely neglected and full of rust. I passed on the buy.

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            • #28
              Originally posted by grubsie View Post

              Where did you say this bike is?
              Close to me. Lol. He still hasn't replied to tell me if it's still available.

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              • #29
                Never heard back from him so I went another direction. Here's the Facebook ad if anyone wants to give him a try.
                https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/i...Checkout=false

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                • DEEPHATE
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                  What's the other direction? Still looking?

              • #30
                My Shadow sold much faster than I thought it would. That left me with 1 car while me and my older 2 kids work and need transportation. I was sort of forced to get something this weekend. I ended up buying an 07 V Star 1300 Tourer with 10K on it. When I started looking a few weeks ago that was what I wanted to get in the first place. I bought it from the original owner and he took meticulous care of it and saved all of the service records. From a practical standpoint it was the right decision. It gets great gas mileage, is fuel injected, is pretty comfortable, and looks fantastic. It's got plenty of go for a daily driver. I can definitely see a Road Star in my future but this should keep me happy for quite some time.

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