Welcome skwerlee! You're like right by me seein' as how I live in Garland myself. Moved to Texas about 3 years ago from upstate NY. I too rode dirt most of my life, sport bike riding for the past 5 or so, and my Stryker is my 2nd cruiser .... my first being a Vstar 650 bobber. I've only got 850 miles logged on my Stryker in the month that I've had it so far,... and I love it! Where did you buy yours? I grabbed my Raven from Richardson Motorsports.