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#140668 - 02/13/18 02:49 AM New Beast of a Yamaha
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My dad passed away and I was given his Yamaha Stratoliner 1900cc. 800 lbs. I've had street bikes but never a massive cruiser like this. Not sure how long I will keep it, but will ride it one season and see how it goes. One, thing, I need to find a forum. If you know of one, please let me know. Thanks!


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#140678 - 02/13/18 04:53 PM Re: New Beast of a Yamaha [Re: garywi]
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Condolences on your Dad's passing. Do be careful on the BIG bike. The set down points are much narrower than on the XT. Can easily catch you off guard.
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#140681 - 02/13/18 05:34 PM Re: New Beast of a Yamaha [Re: garywi]
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Sorry to hear about your dad. That is one fine looking bike there. There is a Yamaha cruiser forum where they discuss that bike. Yamahaforum.com
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#140691 - 02/13/18 09:19 PM Re: New Beast of a Yamaha [Re: garywi]
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Losing a parent is tough. Losing both parents even worse. The best to you and all concerned with the loss of your dad Gary, and do be careful riding that monster bike. It'll be nothing like your easy to handle XT225, that's for certain..
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#140696 - 02/14/18 12:44 AM Re: New Beast of a Yamaha [Re: garywi]
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Thanks guys. My dad always wanted me to take his bike out but I never did. Did not want to break it. That bike is a monster. My biggest concern now is not damaging my hearing from the wind noise. I have some tinnitus and don't want to make it worse. Looking at good ear plugs and a better helmet...
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#140701 - 02/14/18 03:33 PM Re: New Beast of a Yamaha [Re: garywi]
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Condolences on your loss.

Big cruisers feel completely foreign after riding the XT for a while, my Dad has one too. I frequently miss the pegs with my feet when starting out and have to look down to find them.

I've always worn earplugs with my helmet for exactly that reason. I found that adding a "chin skirt" to my old Shoei street helmet reduced the wind noise considerably.
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