I purchased a new 2006 Vstar 1100 in March '08 with 0 miles. In July 2011 the middle drive shaft nut broke. At that time it had 4,387 miles on it. It has been parked in storage shed since then because Yahama says it is over 30 months old and they are not responsible for repairing or paying for repairing this issue. I wrote a letter to Yahama explaining the problem. A few days later I received a call from someone from Yamaha Cooperation in CA. He said that they could not help me with this problem since the bike was more than 30 months old. It was over 30 months old when I bought it off the show room floor with no miles on it. I think Yahama should stand behind their product since it has apparently happened numerous times to other Vstar 1100 models.