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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hello to all,
New Strat owner. Yamaha had a open house weekend and quite a sale on left over bikes. I had my eye on a Srat Midnight but it was a Dealer ride w/800 miles on it. For the money I was spending I wanted one with less than 1 mile on it. I settled on a 2007 Stratoliner S. Had it two weeks and had the 600 mile service performed. I'm 58 now started on a 70 Norton 750 in 1970.. In 1972 I signed on for the New Volunteer Army for 4 years. Got a enlistment bonus. When I got to my new duty station, 101 AB at Ft. Campbell, I saved enough xtra and with my bonus for the xtra year, 4th year, I went to Nashville Harley and bout a 1200 Superglide (AMF Harely). Had that for 810 miles and it got stolen off the base. By the time I settled up w/Army for their lack of security, I was off overseas. When I got out in 76, I puttered around on a couple of Enduros not having big $$$$. In 1979 I got stepped up and bought an XS1100. I loved that bike. Had it until 1992 w/over 100,000 miles on it. I drove that thing all 12 months here in western NY. Then I had a newer family, transfer blah blah blah, couldn't fit it on the UHaul and sold it for 300 dollars moving that same day. I was dry until this open house not owning a street bike for those years. Now I am a great big old kid again and loving it. Thank you Star. My first impression of this BIG V TWIN is OUTSTANDING. It is a looker and it gets the looks. I am leaving well enough alone for now. At least until the warranty is expired. The we'll see what is available for performance enhancement. Ride often, Ride safe, but Ride.
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Welcome you will feel at home here a whole herd of us old goats on the forum
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Hi Sparkie
Welcome to the forum, sounds like you are enjoying your new ride hope you look after it better than the army did you other bike.
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Cool Thank you all

Thanks to you for the warm welcome.
It would be much harder getting my Strat S out of my garage than that bowling ball Harley was off the Army Post. More Dangerous for someone too!
Baaaaaa - They have to get by my watch goat!
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G'Day NYSparkle welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum Sparkie! Great place and plenty of awesome information. Congrats on the bike. It's funny but I just dropped by my local Yamaha dealer this past weekend and was eyeballing a 2010 1300 for $6999. But I was also looking at a Raider too. I personally think that my next bike will be a 1300 or bigger. Take care and keep the rubber side down.

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Welcome to the forum Sparkie! Great place and plenty of awesome information. Congrats on the bike. It's funny but I just dropped by my local Yamaha dealer this past weekend and was eyeballing a 2010 1300 for $6999. But I was also looking at a Raider too. I personally think that my next bike will be a 1300 or bigger. Take care and keep the rubber side down.
7G's!? That's it??

That's less than I just paid for my 2010 950.
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