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Old 10-12-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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Nice bike, well-written and interesting review (with an intriguing sidebar!). I will admit that bikes like the Yam...er.... Star Stryker do look mighty cool, if you're inclined to do the Cruiser Thang(tm).

There is no denying that they sound good - easily on-par with any Harley (I've a co-worker that owns a Star), while still having a slightly-different "rump" to it.
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Stryker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.
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sxsw is one of the coolest events ever for music lovers. Austin is a great town and Texas Hill country is nearly as much fun as the N GA, TN, NC triangle.
I spent the first 5 yrs of my riding Yamahas. Always liked them. Can't see why I would not like this one if I were in cruiser mode.
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Stryker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.
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No matter what they do there's one thing that never changes as this recent conversation with my wife shows:

Mrs Seruzawa: "That's a nice looking bike. What is it?"

Seruzawa: "Yamaha Road Star. It does look pretty good and sounds pretty good too."

Mrs Seruzawa: "Yeah sounds nice. I do kind of miss having a cruiser sometimes. What do they run?"

Seruzawa: "Oh, about 12K I guess, new. You can get a good used one
for $5K or $6K."

Mrs Seruzawa: "But you could get a Harley and fix it up for that right?"

Seruzawa: "You can now since the market fell out."

Mrs Seruzawa: "Then what's the point of getting a Yamaha?"

Seruzawa: "Search me."
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No matter what they do there's one thing that never changes as this recent conversation with my wife shows:

Mrs Seruzawa: "That's a nice looking bike. What is it?"

Seruzawa: "Yamaha Road Star. It does look pretty good and sounds pretty good too."

Mrs Seruzawa: "Yeah sounds nice. I do kind of miss having a cruiser sometimes. What do they run?"

Seruzawa: "Oh, about 12K I guess, new. You can get a good used one
for $5K or $6K."

Mrs Seruzawa: "But you could get a Harley and fix it up for that right?"

Seruzawa: "You can now since the market fell out."

Mrs Seruzawa: "Then what's the point of getting a Yamaha?"

Seruzawa: "Search me."
The point of getting a Yamaha is that you don't need to fix it up.



The Stryker looks like an ideal replacement for my Intruder 1400.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:07 AM   #9
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The point of getting a Yamaha is that you don't need to fix it up.



The Stryker looks like an ideal replacement for my Intruder 1400.
That's because it looks exactly like an Intruder 1400.
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The point of getting a Yamaha is that you don't need to fix it up.

The Stryker looks like an ideal replacement for my Intruder 1400.
More like when it gets worn out you can't afford to fix it up.
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