Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Westminster Maryland
I know all about getting it out of your system.
I'm aware there are allot of folks who do ride very mellow, as I do most of the time, but everyonce in awhile in the right time and place I'll crank it up and blast off, I always wonder what the few cage drivers seeing me blast off are thinking, since our Beloved Strats are so big to begin with, and look somewhat bigger when all geared up, I know I have surprised a few, including a few HD riders when I crank it up and leave the scene in a fast noisy way lol. Yep the extra goodies do slow me down some, but with the batwing fairing it's smooth behind it, and seems to cut through the air somewhat better than the stock semi flat windshield it came with, bottom line is it still has the get up and haul from day one, I still don't know for sure how fast it would go, but even at the top speed bursts it's still pulling pretty strong, I also discovered the rpm limiter oneday while blasting off and had not hit 5th gear yet when it kicked in, Oh oh what the heck was that, then I understood that I should shift again lol. Our Maryland drivers have some real bad habits, as do lots of places, one that gets me all the time, is none of them know how to get the hell going on an entry ramp, just poop along at 45-50 and go out and jam up the existing traffic that's moving at 73-80, I just blast off and find me a nice safe hole out there and am in another county before these doinks even get up to the flow speed. Oh I learned to ride/drive in Southern cal, so you have to know how to get out there otherwise you will get run over, shot at or get a ticket for obstructing traffic. I don't cause traffic jams lol. But it's a normal habit with allot of our states lousy drivers, and I'm not even touching on the cell phone, texting idiots. Oh have you discovered one of the Florida habits of stopping on the onramp because a car is coming yet ? oh boy.
07 Stratoliner S with MS Batwing, MS lowers, Buck lowers, custom large trunk rack, King tourpack trunk, air horn, See me Now tail light and headlight pulser mods. Led lighting all over. Night rider tail light setup on the trunk.