But not new to Star bikes. I have had two Vstar 1100's, 3 Roadstars 1600's, A Honda Shadow 750, And a Royal Star Venture. Currently I own a 2005 RSTD my friend left me when he passed. A 2006 Stratoliner I just picked up. I also have a 2003 Electra Glide and a 2007 Victory Kingpin. Very new to the Stratoliner, I heard about the 3rd gear problems so I'm here doing some research.