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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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New to the site and the Stratoliner

Checking in from the big valley of California. I just purchased a 2006 Stratoliner after 20+ years of owning and riding a couple of Sportsters and Classic Triumph Bonnevilles.

I was looking for something that was a little more comfortable for those long trips. I seem to have found it in the big Yamaha twin. On my Sportster at 75 on the freeway I feel like I'm holding on with a death grip, on this Stratoliner I feel like I'm sitting in a recliner and cruising happily. Two things, this bike is big, and has massive amounts of torque. After two weeks I feel like I've been riding it for years, it's a blast to ride.

I don't know a lot about this bike, but from what I've learned by lurking around is I was able to get a bike that has a few aftermarket things. Namely a fairing with stereo, Mustang seats, D&D exhaust, and bars and risers that set the bars back to a more comfortable position. Also an aftermarket trunk, passenger foot boards, and a TomTom GPS thrown in. I picked this up for 5k withe 29,000 miles.

Look forward to all the knowledge and insight I hope to pick up here.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 04:09 PM
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Welcome to the forum Niteryder,

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Now you've got us all excited about your strat, but no pics of it, what's up with that? Lol. Share some pictures with us, and we're glad you joined us. Ride safely!

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Now you've got us all excited about your strat, but no pics of it, what's up with that?
Shameful I know , I'll put some up tonight when I get home. Thanks for the welcome!
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Welcome Niteryder, from southwestern PA. You are forgiven if ya post up them pics.
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Welcome from Durango, Colorado. Some beautiful rides all over California. I'm sure you'll be putting some miles on that big Strat!
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Welcome to the forum eh. Tgat Strat is one awesome ride for sure. Got mine last fall and I just love it. Make sure you post pics cause Keith might breakdown and start going on a rant, and that isn't something you want to see .

Ride safe and keep, it shiny side up
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-17-2016, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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As promised, a couple of pics of my 2006 Strat.
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Saweeet!

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Yar, that be one fine lookin machine ya got there.
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