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Hello from Montgomery Alabama USA, John

Tell us a little about you, and of course... about your bike!!

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Hello from Montgomery Alabama USA, John

Post by OldManJohnxv1100 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:48 pm

Im John Shelnutt. Montgomery Alabama. 58 yo retired plumber. Current tour bus driver for Cline Tours. Been riding for 41 years on an off. Jus picked up 97 Yamaha Virago xv1100.
Well garage maintained 14,000 miles. Never owned a Yamaha, vtwin or shaft drive..
What impressed me was pricing,,,$ 2,200. Brand new Michelin tires, still had new "nobbies". New windshield,, leather, bags. All fluids, tuned, shock fluid, no rust, . 2nd owner. Runs out nice. An its paid for LOL..
Secondly impressed with walk up look. Harley look, red white paint job. Crome, . . Real head turner. Nice rumble down the road.
Im older, former Ninja,Rider. .Im ready to slow down a bit hope this is my last bike. . Torque is amazing. So far im happy

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2004 XL 883 Sportster
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Re: Hello from Montgomery Alabama USA, John

Post by choppin » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:11 pm

Welcome to the forum. You can find a lot of help here if you have problems with your new-to-you bike. Just keep polishing it all winter so your ready for the spring.

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Re: Hello from Montgomery Alabama USA, John

Post by ViragoJoe » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:38 am

John,
these bikes will take you to the corner store or across the nation, your choice.

They will do it without any or with very little complaint. Like for gas and oil, that's about it.

Once in awhile something may bite the dust, due to age. But, they are pretty much a solid machine!!

Enjoy your new ride!

I also recommend one of these from Choppin. A heel shifter for your Virago:
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This way you can ride with spit shined boots and not scuff up the toe.
Trust me, you will wonder, how you got along without one, once you get it!
Makes shifting a breeze!!
ViragoJoe
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"Never ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!!"
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Re: Hello from Montgomery Alabama USA, John

Post by choppin » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:18 am

Thanks Joe. for the plug. I also have forward controls for all models for sale. Go to my web page, www.choppinscustomcomponents.com for ordering info for all of my products.

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Re: Hello from Montgomery Alabama USA, John

Post by OldManJohnxv1100 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:40 am

Tks. Guys!

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