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    In the spring, I started riding a motorcycle again, after a 20-year hiatus. I bought a Drag Star (650 cc) in the spring, drove it for about 2000km and sold it just under 2 months after purchase. I bought Wild Star (2002) instead and have not regretted the exchange. Now the season runs are starting to pass, the meter came about 5500 km.

    I have updated the motorcycle slightly. Kuryakyn USB power source, JMP battery monitor, bright headlight (Eagle Lights Generation III), LED auxiliary lights, K&N air intake system and Cobra Power Pro HP exhaust. Next week I will probably get dyno results.

    Plans to make a trip to the Alps next summer, if the corona allows it.

  • #2
    With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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    • #3
      If you ever want to sell your Wild Star tank badges please give me the opportunity. I am curious about your passenger foot peg setup?

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      • DEEPHATE
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        Me also..

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      I don't think I've ever seen that color combination. Nice looking bike!

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      • #5
        Originally posted by roadiemort View Post
        I am curious about your passenger foot peg setup?
        I don’t know the manufacturer, and I don’t even know if they’re comfortable. With double pipes (Vance & Hines), those got the footpegs lower. Now there is no problem with having a 2 in 1 pipe.

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        • roadiemort
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          Thank you for the clarification.

      • #6
        That is a 2001 paint color on that bike.https://www.colorrite.com/wizardresults.cfm

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      • #7
        Originally posted by Ville View Post
        In the spring, I started riding a motorcycle again, after a 20-year hiatus. I bought a Drag Star (650 cc) in the spring, drove it for about 2000km and sold it just under 2 months after purchase. I bought Wild Star (2002) instead and have not regretted the exchange. Now the season runs are starting to pass, the meter came about 5500 km.

        I have updated the motorcycle slightly. Kuryakyn USB power source, JMP battery monitor, bright headlight (Eagle Lights Generation III), LED auxiliary lights, K&N air intake system and Cobra Power Pro HP exhaust. Next week I will probably get dyno results.

        Plans to make a trip to the Alps next summer, if the corona allows it.
        Did you change the jets in the carburetor? With the intake and exhaust modifications it would be necessary. Also no real reason to dynontest the bike with those simple modifications.
        LET'S RIDE

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        • Ville
          Ville commented
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          I did nothing for the carburetor, but took the bike to the dyno test for adjustment (jets & needle).

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        Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona U.S.A.

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        • #9
          Nice to see more Finns here, I also just joined and find this an awesome and very helpful forum! Welcome, Ville!

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          • #10
            From California. Two Finns in one week. I think that's a record. So... Mäkinen, Häkkinen, or Räikkönen?

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            • #11
              From Plano Texas.

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                  from EL Paso, Texas


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                  • #14
                    from Ontario, Canada.
                    "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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