Is that the OEM windshield? I like the Linby bars. How much for the shield and bars? I'm looking for a windshield right now. I like it in white too. Nice looking bike!Dinger,
Here is a picture of mine. I've since added the quick release backrest and passenger floorboards.
The bar and windshield came on the bike. I've seen both on ebay for around $350 each. Check out the Memphis Shades Batwing. i'm thinking of getting one of these and then having it painted to match the bike.
Yea Dave, I have to agree. My ride today, was better than yesterday's ride.I rode my bike for the first time this year. Couldn't stand it any longer, I still have water and ice in driveway but I worked around it. Temperature was 51 deg. F.
I am still impressed after 40,000 miles. I pulled out of a parking lot into a 55 MPH zone that is closely watched. Eased into the throttle in first gear and ran it up to about 3500 RPM,admired the pleasant tone and the way the bike so gracefully and easily did it. Shifted gears and did it again. Not sure what I did in third gear but Looked at the speedometer and I was over 65 MPH. Eased back to 55 and cruised on. Just love the sound and feel of the Liner. First ride is the best one, I'll probably say that again tomorrow.
Great write-up!! Especially when comparing to Harley. The power in these bikes are ridiculous. I love it when I am cruising along at 50 then just quarter throttle it and look down to see 80 within a few seconds! Simply amazin. I still haven't opened her up to see what she'll do.All I can say is WOW! I don't know where to start? It got up to 44 degrees with the sun shining. After more than 2 months I've been drooling over this bike. Today, I experienced more than I expected. Power!!! More than anyone could ever want out of a cruiser. Any faster, and you might as well just take it to the race track. I made a pass on a two lane hwy. and I was absolutely astonished at the power. It's scary fast, but I don't drive that way. But if I need the power, its there.
I only rode for a couple of hours, but like everyone else says, it needs a more comfortable seat. Nothing I can't deal with though. Ergonomics are right on. Except for the clutch lever. I have wide hands, but short fingers. The reach is going to take some getting used to. I thought I read somewhere that someone makes another lever for it for this reason.
Turning and handling are wonderful. The bike feels much lighter than my Harley did. Swoops and woops are a blast. I got out on the 4 lane for a short while, and used my "Throttlemeister" cruise control throttle locker. Works wonderfully. I encourage others to check into it. It was a great buy for me.
In fifth gear at 55-60 mph, this bike's motor just humms nicely. No it's not a Harley. It has a sound all it's own. With the Cobra Speedster Shorts I have on it, the sound is wonderful. The bike is a definite "head turner". Especially if I twist the throttle back on acceleration. People just seem to stop and wait for me to go by.
Braking is smooth and consistant. I love the self cancelling turn signals too!
I love the bike! I knew I wasn't gonna have my Harley long, after I rode my uncle's 1700 Roadstar. I bought it right, and I couldn't be happier. To all the loyal Harley owners....Don't ride one of these Star Motorcycles. The ride will stay on your mind until you ride one again. Believe me, I loved my Harley. But I'll never buy another after owning this bike. Harley's are a nice bike. But this is a great bike!