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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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New to the cruiser scene

Just picked up a 2008 Roadliner. Looking forward to making some new friends on here and on the road.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 10:34 PM
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Good choice, Welcome from Sacramento, Ca. Would love to see some pics.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 11:00 PM
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welcome from dallas. roadliner looks like an excellent bike. That's a lot of engine. how do you like it? what did you have before? Are you used to bigger bikes?

Looking forward to hearing about how it travels.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I only have 1 decent picture of it so far. There is definitely alot of engine. My previous bike was a 2003 Honda cbr600f4i. Alot of fun but now with a family and a wife that wants to go for rides this is way better. And it still has alot of power. I love the way it sits and the handlebars height and width makes it feel beefy.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 05:31 AM
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Hey Russ. Welcome from Atlantic Canada. Beautiful bike and from what I hear about them you're going to love it. I recently went to a bigger bike from my 1100 and it does take some getting used to but now I love it. My upgrade wasn't as big as yours though. Take some time to get to know how it handles, especially braking and low speed maneuvers. And if you have any problems or questions, we're here to help.
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Welcome from Columbus, OH! If you have any questions feel free to ask or snoop around. Enjoy!
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 09:06 AM
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you cannot say "just" and Roadliner in the same sentence

I got a freaking ROADLINER BABY!

^thats more like it
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcomes. I'm from south of Winterpeg, MB. Not sure how to put the location in the avatar.
Good call KCW I got a freaking ROADLINER. It's awesome!! So much power. Ya the low speed maneuvers are different compared to the sport bike. Putting your feet out in front of you when stopping compared to straight down is something to get used to.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 10:55 AM
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Welcome. I like the feet out in front a lot to do with a 36" inseam. I just Down sized from a VTX1800 to a 1100 classic. I just wasted 105 hp. I am a cruiser not a speeder. Heck i never had the vtx over 75 in the 10 years i owned it. But that was in 3rd gear getting on the freeway.
Lots of nice people and a lot of knowledge here. Stop by often.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you joined us. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...on-garage.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...enced-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html

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