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I love my bike, BUT I kinda think its geared a bit tall. Great For cruising, but around town I really wished I had a gear that was about a .5, a 1.5 and a 2.5, if that makes sense?

First seems really high, especially with a passenger, starting off mostly. Once rolling, I think its alright. If you take off with a quick blip and a quick release of the clutch, Its alright, but I don't want to lose my passenger.

Most intersection corners, I would take in second on other bikes, but on the stryker it seems to lug too much, and first seems too low. It kinda irritates me.

Well, any thoughts? Its not like we can change it really, but I am curious to what anyone else thinks :)

Also, does anyone notice low speed light throttle surging?
 

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iF YOU FEEL THIS WAY OOOooppps cap lock left on ;D anyway, if this is the way you feel, then don't go to the 240 rear tire. It would help out going around slow speed corners in 1st, but would require a little more throttle on take-off.

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megabuddys said:
I love my bike, BUT I kinda think its geared a bit tall. Great For cruising, but around town I really wished I had a gear that was about a .5, a 1.5 and a 2.5, if that makes sense?

First seems really high, especially with a passenger, starting off mostly. Once rolling, I think its alright. If you take off with a quick blip and a quick release of the clutch, Its alright, but I don't want to lose my passenger.

Most intersection corners, I would take in second on other bikes, but on the stryker it seems to lug too much, and first seems too low. It kinda irritates me.

Well, any thoughts? Its not like we can change it really, but I am curious to what anyone else thinks :)

Also, does anyone notice low speed light throttle surging?
I'll start with the throttle surging- Yes, I have noticed it lightly while going 30 around town. I don't think it is any problem- It just wants to get out and GO- LOL. All this will be fine when we get used to the bike and then we probably won't even notice it- like the gearing. 1st is kinda fast just idling or getting going. 2nd is great up till around 30- Lite surging. 3rd will lug at 30, so I don't use till around 40. 4th- no problems, 5th is too high geared for 55. just barely comfortable at 60- loves anything above 60. Now what I think I miss is a Tachometer. This I think is my whole problem. I am used to seeing a tach. But as I stated earlier in this post- all this will become fluid with us and we will get to where we just know when to shift by the engine sound.
I would not trade this Bike for anything else at this point. There are so many perfect things about the handling and MODability. RSR and Deja are going to love me for this, but the only step up from this Stryker would be a Raider. Although I would want one Blacked out!!
 

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Raider is the same....doesnt seem to like going slow.
I dont know if I got used to it or if something changed
it now....but I dont notice that problem anymore. I do
have the bigger tire and the doubled up clutch so.....
 

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Hey Deja- were you having clutch slipping problems with the added power mods?
 

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well, I cant say I was having slipping problems, but the added
spring plate help it gripbetter and respond better. It is surely
a cheap and effective performance mod. I will probably end up
with a Barnett racing clutch but until then, I am happy with this
setup and it does make a difference. This may be something you
guys want to check into.
 

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Well, I can't say it's nice to hear you guys are having the same issues, but atleast it's not just me! The throttle surging thing, happend when I was low on gas and lugging the bike trying to get to the station, thought I was pushing fo - sure! As far as the gearing goes, alot will be getting used to it, cause you can't just drop a tooth on the front (aftermarket people jump in here). My main issue is between 1st., and 2nd. going through really tight corners in the mountians trying to tear it up. I'm acctually hoping that the larger tire will make a big enough difference to stretch those gears out a bit. As far as the passenger goes should be able to finess the clutch a bit to keep her on.
 

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Well, I can't say it's nice to hear you guys are having the same issues, but atleast it's not just me! The throttle surging thing, happend when I was low on gas and lugging the bike trying to get to the station, thought I was pushing fo - sure! As far as the gearing goes, alot will be getting used to it, cause you can't just drop a tooth on the front (aftermarket people jump in here). My main issue is between 1st., and 2nd. going through really tight corners in the mountians trying to tear it up. I'm acctually hoping that the larger tire will make a big enough difference to stretch those gears out a bit. As far as the passenger goes should be able to finess the clutch a bit to keep her on.
I've read about this before on the Raider. I would encourage you to get some Techron at your local autoparts store and mix it carefully like a 1/3 bottle to full tank of gas. This is something you would do only if your problem started after running it low on fuel.

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I've read about this before on the Raider. I would encourage you to get some Techron at your local autoparts store and mix it carefully like a 1/3 bottle to full tank of gas. This is something you would do only if your problem started after running it low on fuel.

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This stuff really works!!
 

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Just got my new Stryker, really like the bike but I agree it seems geared to tall. 5th gear at anything below 60 feels like its lugging. Wish Yamaha would have dropped a 6 speed gearbox in it. Other than that I love the bike, handles great, rides great, and if ridden hard I don't notice the gearing issue.
 

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Adding fuel additives and cleaners won't fix the surging as it is simply a result of the stock fuel mapping. It is mapped for emissions under low throttle which is why we get the bad performance, i.e., the surging.

There is a simple mod you can do to your O2 sensor to trick it into seeing what it wants but kind of putting a band-aid on the surging. Once the PowerCommanders are released they will also remedy the problem.

As far as the gearing... I think it is geared too short. I'd like a little more stretch in most of the gears or a six speed, but then again, I am coming from a sportbike.
 

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I was shocked at the gearing when I took it home. My Volusia (800cc) was basically 15, 25, 35, 45, 55 for shifting. My Vulcan 2000 was lifting the front tire in 1st, shifting around 12, 20, 40, 60, 5th whenever.

I freaked when it ran up to over 20 before it sounded like it needed a shift! I've never had a bike geared so high in first. On the flip side, it's nice not having to almost immediately shift into second (I'm kinda hot on the takeoff). But It seems really unhappy below 10. You have to massage the clutch at that low speed, like over speed bumps.

It will take some getting used to, but we will. I do love the way the ass drops when you shift to 3rd, even if you're laying off the throttle a little to smooth shift.
 
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