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What flaws have you discovered about your Stryker ?

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I can honestly say that I have only one thing that I do not like about the Stryker and that is the lag in the drivetrain. Some people refer to this as slop. I also have a Harley Shovelhead, which has absolutely no lag no matter which gear I am in. At first I thought this was a difference in torque in the two bikes, but now I am not so sure. Maybe it is a difference in gearing. To overcome the problem, I have learned to slip the clutch slightly especially when shifting from first to second. This is a very minor fault and I have to say that the Stryker is way more fun than the Harley and I really love it. The best part of it for me is the accelleration. The fact that is the best looking bike out there is a big plus ! I recently read a review on the Ducati Diavel in whcich the writer praised the bike's performance but was not so complimentary about it's appearance. His closing comment was, "At some point you have to park the bike and look at it". I agree.
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I have to agree with everyone this bike is beautiful, and I have not saw another one yet on the road yet. I do also get a lot of looks and thumbs up. I experienced the lag but am getting used to it. I do like the pipes and actually like the mirrors. I have removed the ugly duck tail and got a side mount plate. Dont like the chrome on my Raven but plan on fixing that. Overall this for me is my third bike and I think they hit the nail on the head. Stock is fine, but we all know when we get a new bike we are going to mod a few things to make ours unicque. Way to go Yamaha, thanks for a great bike.
Toby said:
kingofleon said:
I can't get mine on the centerstand :p
I think you have to put in revers. I tried but I couldn't find revers? :-[
I needed a good laugh. Thanks.
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