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Wife & I bought new bikes last week

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Last week I went to pickup & pay for my Stryker (2 months old, was traded in for a new car) I ended up buying my wife a new Ninja 650. In the last week I have put 550 miles on my Stryker, 150 miles on the Ninja 650 & maybe 100 miles on all our other bikes combined. Gotta take advantage of none rainy days in the NW.

Yesterday my wife, myself & some of my kids went on a 200 mile beach trip. It was an awesome ride except for about 30 seconds when a bee hit me in the face at 50mph, got stuck in my helmet and stung me in my right cheek before I could grab him. With my wife on the back of the Stryker we got 47mpg. My son & his girlfriend were on my wife's Ninja & got 57mpg.

I'm lovin the Stryker but the throttle does have some slop in the beginning so I've learned to ease the throttle for smooth exceleration but hopefully I can adjust that out. The shifter is too close in for my big feet so I will be fixing that soon. I only pegged it once on our 200 mile ride yesterday so I'm learning my leaning limits but it's so easy to peg the Stryker.

Mods: 1st thing I did was remove the stickers.

Future Mods:

* I have ordered a plate relocation bracket & plan on removing all below the tail light. Thanks UrbanRage for the post on that mod.
* Mustang seat
* Relocate rear pegs to make my long legged wife more comfy.
* Boulevard Windshield
* Cruiselite® Custom Soft Saddlebags
* Helmet locks

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Frag said:
I would be interested to know where you relocated the passenger peg, my girlfriend get really uncomfortable after a while. Could you post a picture please?

I haven't relocated the rear pegs yet but I plan on making an L bracket to move them down & forward a bit. I was thinking about waiting on the relocate until I get the Mustang seat but the last I checked it was backordered so I may do the relocate next week then I will post the results.
crazy8ight said:
i am so with Urban.. man i wish i could get my wife to ride a bike. i really dig when i hear couples ride...seperately.. you know in case no one else can.
My wife & I do have alot of fun together. I bought a 2010 Challenger SRT8 last year & it came with a day at the track so last May both the wife & I got to drive some cars at Daytona Speedway. She ran faster than alot of the boys. It was awesome! Her car is a 2010 Mustang GT. With all our kids being adults now it's time for us to be kids again ;D
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