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pancake 07-18-2007 07:24 AM

hey all
i have a yamaha 650 v star.does anyone know if they have a dam govoner on em.need to know.

seruzawa 07-18-2007 07:51 AM

The 1/4 mile time/mph is around 15.24 / 85.8 on the V-Star. That's a full second slower than a 1970 Triumph Bonneville 650. The 650 V-Star maybe has 40 horsepower. So compared to a lot of other bikes it's going to feel like it has a governor.

sachiwilson 07-18-2007 08:02 AM

Yes, it's simply not designed with much in the way of guts. I personally don't like the V Star at all - it feels very labored for a small V-twin.

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