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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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A little advice please...

I'm a fairly new rider of only about 6-7 months. After taking my MSF course this summer I bought an 08 honda shadow aero as a starter bike. It's a great little bike but I feel like I want something bigger as it just beats me up at highway speeds when I ride it to work and I flat our can't keep up with some of the friends I've met to ride with sometimes.

Anyway, just killing time today I stumbled on an 07 stratoliner. It's a beautiful looking bike but I"m worried that jumping from a 750 to a 1900 might be a bit much. Any advice? Anything about a 07 stratoliner that I should know? Pros and cons of the bike?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 07:50 AM
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The strat is a huge dif in power but is a very rideable bike.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:15 AM
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Slowmo, it is about what you will feel comfortable on, go to your local dealer and take several test rides on the ones that catch your fancy. A Strat might be the right fit, but so might the 1100, give them all a try. Use what they taught you in MSF & Trust your gut.

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