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Hi, new to the Yamaha Stryker by only a week. Traded in my 2002 Shadow Spirit because I lost interest in it. Figured it was time to move on. Here's some pictures of what I did to that http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=4
Not sure on what direction I'll take with the Stryker. I will tend to keep it something I can ride if I get caught in the rain. Living on Canada's wet coast, we tend to see a bit during the seasonal changes here. I do think that spiders will play a roll in it........I HATE SPIDERS! Got to face those fears and why not in something you enjoy.
Look forward to being a part of this forum for the knowledge and expertise here. I've been reading for about a month before I got the new bike. Still have lots of questions to answer.
Biggest one right now is who to get the O2 sensor mod from. I know I could make one up, just looking for the quick fix on a plug and play for now. I've got that dreaded surging at the speeds I seem to have to travel at on a day to day basis to and from work
 

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Welcome from Alberta. I don't know about the O2 mod, went straight to the knew exhaust (couldn't stand the sound of the stock exhaust) and unplugged the O2. One thing to keep in mind is not to shift to early with this bike, it is a completely different breed of bike than the Shadow that you are use too.
 

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Thanks,
that's part of my problem. I'm used to the Spirit and what gear I used for it in corners, and slower speeds etc. Plus I could hear that bike, I can't hear this one with the stock pipes. That will be one of my first list of changes.
I will probably have to try unplugging the o2 sensor, the surging is annoying when my riding speed through town is the speed it seems the worst at. I had my other bike jetted perfectly with no issues at all.
 

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Welcome from Ontario,

http://www.yamahastarstryker.com/27-classifieds/14377-o2-sensor-mod.html

After installing the Power Commander 5 I still had a little 35-40mph chugging so I installed this mod (running it inline with the PC5)and all is well. 100% fixed the problem, bike runs like a dream

Next: the 30 tooth pulley mod
Thanks for the link. He's not making anymore and doesn't have any left or I'd have grabbed one from him. Not sure if anyone else is making them now or not. I'm looking around to see if I can find someone that is still making the plug and play models.
 

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I have one that I might sell but first I'm going to reinstall it and ride it a bit.
Right now I have it pulled and the bike runs really good with just a hint of hesitation. If it improves that then I'll be keeping it...
If it doesn't make any difference then I'd sell it.
Same kit.

"AR"
 

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I have one that I might sell but first I'm going to reinstall it and ride it a bit.
Right now I have it pulled and the bike runs really good with just a hint of hesitation. If it improves that then I'll be keeping it...
If it doesn't make any difference then I'd sell it.
Same kit.

"AR"
Thanks, let me know if you decide to get rid of it. I'm definitely interested.
 

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Welcome to the forum from the Heart of the Finger Lakes NY.
 

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RustyJack.

Vancover Island. I am so jealous. Possibly the most beautiful place in the world. I want to retire there. What part do you live in? I think one of the best bike rides in the world would be from Victoria to Tofino. One day I hope to do that run.

Happy riding.
 

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RustyJack.

Vancover Island. I am so jealous. Possibly the most beautiful place in the world. I want to retire there. What part do you live in? I think one of the best bike rides in the world would be from Victoria to Tofino. One day I hope to do that run.

Happy riding.
Funny you say retire out here. Everyone kept saying move out west when you retire. I liked the idea too. I decided not to wait until I retired though. Made a decision and moved out here from Winterpeg! I don't miss the cold and the winter rains don't bother me all that much. Just when they start too soon and linger too long into summer.
I am mid-island. Close to Nanaimo. I've done the road to Tofino, it has the twists and turns people like and a bit of elevation as well. The problem with that road is that all the corners you want to get into and take a little aggressive tend to have two main issues.....one, the road condition. It's usually cracked or uneven pavement due to the heavy rains all winter (road does not see a lot of repairs), the other.......the sheer drop off the other side. You want to be sure of your riding skills and never ride outside your comfort zone on that ride.
The ride up from Victoria can be good if you get off the main highway and take some of the older scenic routes. There's only a couple of places along that route that you have to get back on the main highway for.
Another good ride is out to Port Renfrew. The road out there is a bit nicer than the Tofino run, but you don't have as many twists and turns.

If you ever travel out this way, let me know.
 

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If I could, I would retire in whistler B.C.

But I may just head down to Mexico and live well. Everytime I vacation in Mexico, there are always folks from Canada and Michigan.....
That could be me down there! I try and spend a few weeks each winter down there to get away from the rain.
 
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