Picked up a new bike today. :)

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  1. JointBeaker

    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    Different than what I first started looking towards, but, I really like this thing...

    05 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom Midnight. :naughty:

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    It's a pretty good sized bike, but, I look huge on the thing in these pictures. :hsd:
     
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    ragnarok nuclear launch detected

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    yeah it looks tiny for some reason
     
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    ya looks kinda small in the pics but nice bike. hows it ride? is this your first bike?
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    I think it's the combination of my 6'3" height, and the low seat height... :dunno:
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    I love the thing. I've been riding my parents '99 Yamaha Venture full dresser this summer...and while that's even more comfortable for me, it's definitely not anything I'd want to ride as my own bike.

    Oh...and yeah, this is my "first bike" that I have owned myself. Before the "OMGLOL1Hayabusa" people jump on my back, I have been riding my dads/brothers bikes for quite a few years, 84 Yamaha Maxim 750, 86 Honda Silverwing 500, an older Yamaha Venture touring bike, and the newest 99 Yamaha Venture full dresser. :hsd:

    ON ANOTHER NOTE... anyone know of any better places to look for a HJC helmet online? I think I've decided on the AC-11 model, because I like the price, the ability to wash the inserts, and the multiple vents available. www.helmetcity.com has this helmet for $170 w/free 3day shipping. Anyone have any more links to check out? Thanks. :wiggle:
     
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    www.newenough.com
    www.kneedraggers.com
     
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    engine size isn't as big a concern with a cruiser.

    I wouldn't have too much issue with someone starting on a 1000cc cruiser simply because they tend to react more slowly and are a little more friendly to the new rider. The only issue might be handling the weight at lower speeds.
    These things weigh a lot!
     
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    Nice ride. I'm sure your size makes it difficult to find a bike that fits you.

    I'm hoping to add a Star Roadliner to the garage next year.
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    They only have about 70hp :o

    But he's 6'3" and what looks to be like 220+lb. I'm sure he will have no problems handling this thing.
     
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    Actually they make closer to 55 horsepower Ibelieve.
     
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    HMan grossly deformed

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    Ok... I was pretty close.

    [email protected] and [email protected] of torque
     
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    571 lbs dry weight. :wiggle:

    I've spent the better part of this summer riding my dads new Royal Star Venture...this years model is a topheavy 807 lbs. :hsd:
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    :noes: That's about right, actually. Heh
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    I'd love to be able to throw all kinds of stuff at the bike, but at this point I have a few things lacking.

    -money
    -knowledge for what I'd want
    -money

    Pretty much in that order. :wtc:

    Any good links worth checkin out? Thanks in advance. :wiggle:
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    Yep...after a little bit more than a week, and 602 miles later...I really like my new bike. :)

    I always had in the back of my mind I wanted a sportbike, or something more "sporty" but this bike just feels right. Couldn't be happier. :wiggle:
     
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    i've taken that helmet for a spina couple of times, and while the flip up is a nice touch, it just doesnt feel beefy enough. it feels kind of thin and lacking in the padding department. but thats just my $ 1/50
     

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