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Greetings! I've been poking around as a guest here for a couple of weeks. Great forum. I've been riding for a long time, until four years ago when I had a crash in the mountains. Got hurt bad enough to put me in a wheelchair for awhile and about a year beyond that to heal up. I thought I was done riding until this year when I started looking at bikes again and the old fever has crept back. Sooo, when I saw a Raider for the first time, it was instant love. Then I saw the Stryker. Uh-oh. Now I've git a hard decision.

I'm gonna go sit on a couple of bikes and see what feels best. At 6'3", I want some legroom and don't want to look like a gorrila on a toy bicycle. Looks like with either bike I'll want forward controls or extensions put on. Also considering a Roadliner because of it's size, but the styling of the Stryker and Raider both get me excited. The Roadliner would take a lot of modding to get it like I'd want it. I even like the stock pipes on the Stryker and Raider! I'm waiting until after the holidays to make my purchase, so in the meantime I'm reading everything I can find about these dream machines.

Has anyone put apes on these bikes?
 

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Welcome to the forum! :) Sorry to hear that you were in a bad enough wreck to keep you down like that for so long, but glad to hear you're feeling comfortable enough to consider getting back on a steel horse.
When I first got my Stryker I also wondered how a set of apes would look/ feel on a Stryker since I had them on my last cruiser and surprisingly LOVED them! Since I've had my Stryker a bit now,.... I've been so happy with it's rider seating position that I haven't thought much about that since then..... but I too am curious if anyone out there has tried any on their Stryker .....
 

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Welcome to the site. Glad you've healed back and thinking about riding again. Changing bars on these rides will be somewhat difficult due to the speedometer being attached to the bars. Not to say it can't be done but I'm thinking it will take some work.

Good luck on your decision. Keep us posted
 

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Where in Wa do you live? I'm up in Mount Vernon. I was looking at a few different bikes when I got mine, a looked at a V-Star 950, Raider and the Stryker. The Stryker was by far the most comfortable (for me, but I'm short) and had the best looks. I dont regret getting this bike at all.
 

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welcome, i too am glad to see ya ready to ride again, i love my stryker and i'm 6'2" 275, doesn't matter what ya wind up buying, just make it your own, good luck on your search
 

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Welcome to the Forum from NYS.
 
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