Thanks for visiting! Before you dive into the sea of information here, please create your free account. Once you do, you will have access to all of the information as well as the ability share your own stories, photos, and blogs! There are lots of features that I am working on that will be restricted to registered users. Please share your experiences with Yamaha's motorcycle, the V-Star 1300 and the 1300 Tourer.
Over the past year, our site has steadily grown and membership now is over 4000 worldwide. The 1300 Tourer and the 1300 is now in it's sixth year, and it is doing well! I started this website with the intention of it being the premier website for information regarding Yamaha's new addition to their line, the V-Star 1300 Tourer.
During my first year of ownership, I took a 3500 mile round trip to the Grand Canyon on the 1300 Tourer. This was a huge improvement over my trip to Yellowstone on my old 650 V-Star Custom! I needed the ability to climb mountain roads with all of my gear attached. I think Yamaha's 1300 Tourer is perfect... not to mention the huge hard saddlebags that are big enough to hold all of my camping equipment.
Please join our family... create your account, and introduce yourself in the forums. Our family grows every day, and we are happy and excited to have you join in!
The bike has been kept in top shape and has only 4771 original miles. I have replaced the handle bars with the longer version. I also put kuryakyn rider pegs and a windshield pouch. The bike has been a great bike, we're just not getting the riding time on it like my wife and I
All the fluids and a new battery was installed this season. I will sell for $5200.
Contact Tom. firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 1300 tourer for sale 27000 miles, drilled exhaust, RSTD handle bars, lowers, Kuryakyn grips, rear turn signals converted to brake, running, and signals, new brakes all around, darkside sport 5000 rear tire, michelin commander in front, lindbar, one owner $6000 contact email@example.com phone 502-633-2500 cell 502-220-2234. Here is a link to my ad in cycle trader http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2008-Yamaha-Xv1300-111137814
...as well as those who have yet to attend one of our events.
I've heard a LOT of stories over the past 4 years at 1300tourer.com events and meet-ups. Many of these stories center around new and seasoned riders who are skeptical of joining or attending an event full of strangers. Generally by the end of said event, new faces suddenly become friends and become part of a unique family of riders like no other.
Unlike a large event where everyone is a stranger (except for the buddy you rode there with), our events are different. 1300tourer.com members are a caring and personable group of folks. We interact with each other, share stories, welcome newcomers (usually with open arms and a cold beer). Honestly guys, for me, it's like hanging out with best friends that I never had the privilege to know before starting 1300tourer.com. We are the "Cheers" of motorcycle groups. (I'll spare you the theme song on YouTube)
I'd like to make sure all the new members (and ones that have been around for a while) know that you will have a great time at M&G V and/or the 4th Annual Toad Choker in Shreveport. If you are a loner or you don't consider yourself socially acceptable (me), you may think differently after meeting some of the other members here. Please give it a chance and see for yourself. You are bound to make some lifelong friends from all over the country.
To all of you who have attended one or several 1300tourer.com events,... please share your story. Let us know what your thoughts before riding to meet a bunch of strangers and how you felt afterwards. My hopes... some of your stories may encourage some of our new and seasoned members to join us in an amazing spot in Wyoming... especially those that are on the fence about meeting us.
I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well!
I can't believe February is half over. I hope all you love birds out there had a good Valentine's Day. I fired up the grill for the first time this season... firing up the bike is next!
For those of you who haven't been on 1300tourer.com in a while, we are holding our 4th Annual Meet & Greet in Lake George, New York. For all of you in the northeast United States that have been waiting for us to come to you, here is your chance to participate. Please have a look at the Meet & Greet page below and join us!
We've made some changes to the M&G Page - added a map and an itinerary. Details on lodging can also be found there. Conrad is diligently working to put our annual gathering together and he is doing a wonderful job! If you are unsure about whether you will have a good time, I am sure several of our members will be able to convince you that good times are had by all!
I have also officially begun my hunt for "swag"! If you have items that you would like to donate to our swag / prize pile, please contact me by emailing me (wjreece at gmail.com). Many thanks to all of you that have contributed in the past... you have made our gatherings that much more fun!
I know... a short newsletter. Not much to report on while you are waiting for the snow to melt, but I wanted to give everyone the heads up on the planning progress for Meet & Greet IV.
Be safe everyone!