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after 2 week I have a ????????

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Ok I've had my bike 2 weeks today. This is my first time owning a yamaha... my stryker now has around 300 miles on it. My question is...seems like the bike is geared very high, should the bike be like this?

Also anybody having lower back pain after riding their bike?? I know the bike is going to be stiff cause its new...but will it get any better?
Sorry for the questions but hey I had to ask.
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I found mine geared high also. At 55-60, 5th gear is very jumpy. Runs much smoother in 4th at those speeds which is 90 percent of my riding. I am guessing that at interstate speeds of 65-70 this will be much smoother in 5th gear.
I was a little sore after riding 90 miles in a night. But I had not ridden a road bike in 24 years and I was most likely tense. I am ordering the Better double up seat today with the better padding.
SanDiegoStryker said:
I am ordering the Better double up seat today with the better padding.
PLEASE let us know exactly what seat you ordered and what you think of it. I am dying for a new seat but i don't want to drop that much money without hearing what people think of it.
I ordered the Cruiser Dual Touring Seat & the Black Rad III Teardrop mirrors. Hope I have both by next weekend & I will post my thoughts.
StrykerBill said:
I also feel that the gears are High but that's OK.
My previous bikes 5th Gear felt like I needed one more, but with my Stryker 5th cruises very nice at 70-80, a true overdrive gear.
So I usually cruise around town with 3rd or 4th to prevent chugging. I'm sure the higher RPM helps to keep battery charged too.
Bro Bill
Thats cool that you live where you can travel that fast. I have to travel 30 miles north or south to get on interstate. All our other roads are all 55 limit with lots of patrol units.
I Agree Audra, Hard to ride easy, But is better with loud pipes- makes you want to get in it more. LOL
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