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I'm looking at getting a cruiser to replace the Honda Shadow 750 I sold last year. I've been looking at the Victory Vegas 8-ball, VTX1300C and the Stryker.

The Stryker seems to be the best deal for a new bike and I am seriously thinking of buying one soon. My question how much is offered for the Stryker, it has only been out a few years and the parts seem to be really high.

I have found the pacific customs sight while searching for a lowering kit b/c i will definitely need the slam kit and i don't plan on running anything bigger than a 210 for awhile. I can reach the ground on it stock but i prefer to be really low, but as far as seats where besides mustang could i find one. Would like a low profile solo with a backrest.

Also what kind of prices have you been seeing, the dealer told me $9799 + ttl yesterday but I'm hoping for under 9500 otd for a 11' model and It seems it is very hard to find a Raven model still in stock....11' or 12'

Only thing I have to do is get a quote on insurance my Shadow was a 99 model and full coverage was only $30 a month. Hoping a 11' or 12' Stryker doesn't jump it up over $100 like I'm thinking.
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Welcome from New York!

Hey the insurance is not bad at all. I have so so credit, and I financed the whole bike, and got a candy red 2012 with a couple factory mods for around 7% in all on Yamaha Credit, I had a cheaper loan from another place, but I couldn't include accessories as I wanted certain factory ones... In any case insurance from Allstate for me was right around $40 a month, and that includes the gold package, so if I wreck it, or get 100 miles from home it's all covered with a new bike, and trip charges for towing etc... But, wrecking it might be a moot point. Heck I even switched my new 2011 tacoma I got in September over and saved 300 bucks a year on that too.

As for parts, they are everywhere... Footpegs/Grips/Exhaust and many other mods are standard... It's basically a Raider with a 1300 engine and Raider looks, same engine as the Vstar1300... so there are alot of mods... check out Low and Mean for some good custom ones. Ironically if there isn't a stock mod for it, just lookup some of what others have done and posted around. You would be surprised!
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bigboi18184 said:
Dang that sucks i liked the idea of being under 22" seat height possibly, but i really like having a backrest.
I really haven't felt the need for a backrest... The curve of the stock seat acts as a good support even though in 6'2". When i'm layed back it's find, but then i'm kind hunching down, even upright I'm more forward and I don't feel the upwards back anymore.
No real diff between 11/12 Stryker, except the color, and by all means get the first service thrown in. Some like to charge nuts for it. Are you lookin for ape hangers on the stryker?
bigboi18184 said:
Wyld said:
Don't know how well it would work out as far a bottoming and rubbing but you could do a 1.5" drop from the L&M spring plus 2.25" from the PCS links to drop the bike 3.75in total. You may not be under 22in with a seat with a backrest. But it should be close.
If you don't want the backrest you can drop the seat height another 1.5in with the L&M seat.

I've been reading on the 240 back tire and thought you had to have a raider wheel to run it...seeing as how it can run a 240 on the stock wheel with the PCS drop. I guess I'll be looking at doing the PCS and the Solo seat with backrest. Going to ride back over to the other dealer in town and see if they have a Raven in stock and see what kind of price there thinking.

Going to wait til The end of July to buy it so i can save enough for a hefty down payment and have some left over for the lowering kit, seat w/rest and a few other small things I've been seeing. My problem is once the mods start...it's hard to stop lmao.
You can run a 240 on stock with no mods. If you lower it you might have some issues, but I don't think much. I just took the fender off of mine today and there is a huge amount of space.
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