As far as performance, the stock engine received a Hypercharger and jet kit to match the Bub pipes Pristau modified by cutting them shorter and turning out the tips. Pfiester laughs when asked what it's like to ride this stretched V-Star, saying it isn't easy. But that hasn't stopped her from riding it everywhere from Sturgis to Biketoberfest. She says lots of men she meets say they'd like to get a bike like this for their wives because the seat is so low (it only comes up to her knee), not realizing it is clearly not a beginner's bike. For example, she says the turning radius makes for 15-point U-turns instead of three-point ones. Still, even with 52 degrees of rake, her V-Star doesn't suffer from the massive front-wheel flop some choppers do. She also says the Yamaha's engine is remarkably smooth, much smoother than some of her husband's previous bikes. With only two inches of ground clearance, some special precautions need to be taken when riding. For example, Pfiester rides around speed bumps, saying that's just the price you pay to have a cool custom ride. We'd have to agree, but don't know if we could delay gratification until the perfect bike came along, like Bonnie Pfiester did.