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Old 10-18-2012, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about buying a Stryker but I'm a bit concerned about owners saying the bike chugs at low speeds and has a "clanky" transmission. That's a lot of money to spend on something and I don't want to have issues. Are all Strykers that way?
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These bikes like to run at higher rpms. They do seem like they are geared a little high and they don't like to be lugged at lower rpms. Nothing wrong with that though, it's a short stroke, fuel injected, overhead cam engine with more in common with a sportbike powerplant than a harley. Sure, the they shift a little on the clunky side but it's never bothered me. I fuckin love mine.
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I love mine too. 8)
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In all honesty it's a non issue. The only “clunk” I notice in the transmission is shifting from neutral to first...other than that it's all good. Also, the chugging or surging at low RPM’s is no big deal at all...if it’s surging real bad it just means you’re in the wrong gear.
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If you can figure out your shift points with your rpm and speed from 1-3 gears you can eliminate the clunking sound. Where you can eliminate the clunk in first and second is low to medium rpms at 20 mph or less. That's how I get rid of it but most I the time I start her up to warm up then I take off like a bat out of **** which gives me the clunking but I have gotten used to it cause my old vstar did the same thing and I had no issues with it
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What some describe as a clunk, I see more as a sound of reassurance. This is no toy bike. When it slaps into gear, you know it. There's nothing low rent about it. If you want sport bike shifting then buy a sport bike. This is 1300cc of raging power. And yes, if you're in too high a gear, you'll know it. The Stryker likes to rev at the mid to top of the rpm range, right in the powerband. With experience, you'll manage it quite well.

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http://www.yamahastarstryker.com/ind...ic,1862.0.html

this front pulley mod above, or the O2 sensor mod also mentioned somewhere on the forum are ways that seem to counter the low speed surge. i have to wait until next year to order my bike. but i'l definitely be doing the front pulley mod
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What some describe as a clunk, I see more as a sound of reassurance. This is no toy bike. When it slaps into gear, you know it. There's nothing low rent about it. If you want sport bike shifting then buy a sport bike. This is 1300cc of raging power. And yes, if you're in too high a gear, you'll know it. The Stryker likes to rev at the mid to top of the rpm range, right in the powerband. With experience, you'll manage it quite well.

Stop thinking about it. Just buy it. You'll be hard pressed to find a member on this website who regrets his/her decision.
Well said Wormburner.

And if any of the clunking noise, as you call it, bothers you. Then get some loud pipes. Kind of hard to notice any noises with aftermarket pipes. ;D
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What some describe as a clunk, I see more as a sound of reassurance. This is no toy bike. When it slaps into gear, you know it. There's nothing low rent about it. If you want sport bike shifting then buy a sport bike. This is 1300cc of raging power. And yes, if you're in too high a gear, you'll know it. The Stryker likes to rev at the mid to top of the rpm range, right in the powerband. With experience, you'll manage it quite well.

Stop thinking about it. Just buy it. You'll be hard pressed to find a member on this website who regrets his/her decision.
Well said Wormburner.

And if any of the clunking noise, as you call it, bothers you. Then get some loud pipes. Kind of hard to notice any noises with aftermarket pipes. ;D
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These bikes like to run at higher rpms. They do seem like they are geared a little high and they don't like to be lugged at lower rpms. Nothing wrong with that though, it's a short stroke, fuel injected, overhead cam engine with more in common with a sportbike powerplant than a harley. Sure, the they shift a little on the clunky side but it's never bothered me. I fuckin love mine.

This made me lol
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