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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Show off your Stryker here! Pics please

Show off your bike here! multiple pics are welcomed
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 08:52 PM
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I was going to start this thread and actually contribute but seems a selfish mod beat me to the punch.


Just picked her up.

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I was going to start this thread and actually contribute but seems a selfish mod beat me to the punch.


Just picked her up.
Very nice Xavier... Now that you've had it for almost a month, how do you like it so far? I've been looking at the VStar 1100 and 1300 but today, I went into the dealership and revisited the Stryker. My GF actually likes the Stryker's styling over the 1100 and 1300 which surprised me. It definitely has a stylish look to it. Anyway, I sat on the Stryker and it started to grow on me. It was more comfortable than I thought.

So, after today, it appears that the Stryker has been added to my list of potential first bikes.

I'm looking forward to hear your opinions or anyone else that would like to chime in...

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Well, I don't really have any cruiser experience other than the few times I've ridden my fathers '01 Indian Spirit to compare it to.

Coming from an R6 I do miss the top end and flickability but even with the stance the Stryker still handles amazingly well. The torque is a fun aspect, too. It is definitely more comfortable on longer trips than my R6 was, that's for sure.
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Here's mine. I am about to ride it home in the rain. When I got home, I drilled the muffler end caps. I am not happy with the sound yet, but I am totally happy with the bike. I now have 58 miles on it.




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Here's a reddish copper stryker at the dealership that I threw a set of River Road throwovers on. They are the Slant Mediums. Not my bike but gives you an idea of what some textile bags look like on a stryker.. I like it but not on my bike... make sense? lol


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congratulations. i agree with not putting bags on your bike. ruins the look
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 10:43 AM
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I think the Strykers look sweet.

Go make some new disaster. Thats what I am counting on.
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 02:38 AM
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For those of you that wonder what a Stryker looks like with saddle bags here is mine. I have to always carry cold weather and rain gear because of where I live. And yes that's a frozen pond in the back ground and a sign that says bear country. Had to wait for the cows to get out of the road. And yes in the last pic I was running out of tracks in the road where there was no snow.
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I agree, some bikes look best without bags, some look best with bags. I had a warrior, only put bags on it when I HAD to carry stuff but couldn't wait to take them off, so I went the EZBracket route, I hated evrything about them and the bags. Now I own a Strato-S, removed the bags and the brackets, took one look and couldn't put the bags back on fast enough. Good thing because I need the bags to carry all my meds



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