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Disappointed with Stryker

7813 Views 51 Replies 24 Participants Last post by  StrykEd
Well I have had this bike for over a month now and had a chance to put in some long miles over the weekend. The bike looks great and turns heads but thats about it. The MPG has not been good (may improve after service). Riding over 75 mph is simply not cool due to the wind. The engine is lacking overall in the area of power and smoothness. This bike is good for cruising around town for me but I need something that can offer more. Therefore, this Stryker will be going up for sale in the near future.
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Sorry to hear of your disappointment, StrykED. My only criticisms are the lash in the drivetrain and a sensitive throttle, both of which I have learned how how to minimize. A short windshield should help with the windblast. As for power, I am very pleased with the accelleration and also with the smoothness. If you think the Stryker shakes try an old Harley Shovelhead for size. Hope you find what you're looking for.
You gotta respect SillyFingaz opinion cause it sure looks like he's thrown a lot of time and money on many types of machines. Sure, it's a matter of personal preference and taste for riding styles, but all bikes have their limitations. The only ones I really don't get are the adventure tourers. Unless you're going to travel through 3rd world countries on your quest to circumnavigate the globe, there's just too much compromise to adequately enjoy any one type of riding. Maybe you need a v-rod or Victory.
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