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PostSubject: Be the Build   Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:20 pm

We had a father and son come in the shop last week. I met the father a few years back, he had a Valkyrie and we rebuilt the carbs for him. He sold it, now his son, who is in the military, is in the market for his first new motorcycle.

His selection, the STAR Stryker, in Raven (Black)

Then he broke into the STAR accessory catalog and added mirrors, grips, windscreen, saddlebags, engine guards and more -

I'll try to document the bolt-on built for this young man -



The STAR Stryker

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Engine
Type 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled V-twin; SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission
5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive
Belt
Chassis
Frame Steel double cradle
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 5.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 3.9-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 310mm
Tires / Front 120/70-21M/C
Tires / Rear 210/40R18M/C
Wheels 5-spoke cast aluminum
Dimensions
Length 99.6 in
Width 33.9 in
Height 44.5 in
Seat Height 26.4 in
Wheelbase 68.9 in
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
Fuel Economy 40.9 mpg
Estimated Range 160 Miles to Empty
Wet Weight 646 lb
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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:41 am

You can thank Harley-Davidson for pretty much solidifying the bolt-on build up........

We recently did a VTX1800 from the frame up.

Still, everything bolted on.......

I hear you, but you know, it is what it is!
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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:05 pm

Moving on with this project - Here are most of the accessories involved, with Yamastar's description:

Air Cushioned Metric Touring Grips by AVON (Black Anodized)
Air ride for your hands! The AVON Air Cushion grips feel great and are very functional. Manufactured in the USA with a special core bar that creates air pockets inside the grip body. These air pockets dampen vibrations, help eliminate the tingle in your hands, and softens the overall feel of the ride. The soft serrated texture on the grip surface helps you hold on to your bike with a no-slip confidence. The grips are finished off with only the best-6061 billet aluminum end caps and collars.



Boulevard™ Windshield
This 10-3/4” high** windscreen is made of tough 4.5mm polycarbonate with new generation Quantum™ Coating. Smoked shield and the option of chrome-plated or midnight black trim gives your Stryker unique styling while also deflecting wind from your chest area. Includes mounting hardware.



Rear Luggage Rack (Midnight)
Complete the look of the Stryker backrest with a matching luggage rack. Separate racks designed specifically for the Stryker tall and short accessory backrests to ensure a perfect fit. Chose the powder-coated midnight black version.



Fixed Mount Passenger Backrest (Midnight)
Lasers transform steel into a sculpted backrest worthy only of the sleek new Stryker. Available in short or tall passenger heights, and finished with either brilliant chrome plating or in rich, powder-coated midnight black.



Cruiselite® Custom Soft Saddlebags
Compression-molded detachable bags feature a synthetic leather finish with textured inserts, expandable from 1845 to 2711 cu. in. Maximum carrying weight limit is 7 lb. each.



Engine Guards (Midnight)
1” diameter steel tubing available in either brilliant chrome plating or in a rich, powder-coated midnight black version. Designed to complement the unique styling of the Stryker.



RAD III Teardrop Die-Cast Stem Mirrors by Arlen Ness (Black)
New larger version of the popular Arlen Ness RAD II Die-Cast Mirror but with increased reflective mirror area providing excellent visibilty.

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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:31 pm

motohorseman wrote:
You can thank Harley-Davidson for pretty much solidifying the bolt-on build up........

Seldom see them, but.......bone stock Dynas and Sportsters look pretty good to me. My old MoCo 'Parts and Accessories' catalogs from the early '90s were 100+ pages for all models, and 12 pages of Screamin' Eagle parts for all models. Without 'bolt-on', would H-D be in business today?

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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:26 am

Hank the Crank wrote:
motohorseman wrote:
You can thank Harley-Davidson for pretty much solidifying the bolt-on build up........

Seldom see them, but.......bone stock Dynas and Sportsters look pretty good to me. My old MoCo 'Parts and Accessories' catalogs from the early '90s were 100+ pages for all models, and 12 pages of Screamin' Eagle parts for all models. Without 'bolt-on', would H-D be in business today?


I have to agree, I like the looks of the bone stock bikes as well.

And I also have to admit, I'd rather use a bolt on from the actual manufacturer as generally the fit and finish are superior to those of the aftermarket - generally.

Küryakyn put out enough pure garage to almost ruin the use of any aftermarket accessories for me.......
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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:01 pm

hacksaw wrote:
...the bike is for kids that dont know any better. we all pay our dues growing up.

Good looking bike, and it's style is for anyone.......
I like what some of the younger riders are doing with H-D bikes, not afraid to change the 'status quo'....
The irreverent attitude toward the older established motorcycle crowd is quite refreshing.......
Hats off to the future of motorcycling........
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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:55 am

Hank the Crank wrote:

Good looking bike, and it's style is for anyone.......
I like what some of the younger riders are doing with H-D bikes, not afraid to change the 'status quo'....
The irreverent attitude toward the older established motorcycle crowd is quite refreshing.......
Hats off to the future of motorcycling........

Good points, as we are at a pivotal point in motorcycling. Times are about to change and what is going to be rising from the flames is yet to be seen.

The "irreverent attitude toward the older established motorcycle crowd" seems to apply to every generation, and to more than motorcycles, something that stikes closer to home the older I get....

I was talking to a guy from one of the larger Harley dealerships today, he also said the VRod was dead, out of production. And that the rumors of a watercooled Sportster are highly probably. He also was a huge fan of the XR1200R but admitted it was not a sales success, at least here in the midwest.

Anyway - back on track....

I've scheduled one of my technicians and my lead service writer to "build" the Stryker this morning, starting at 9:00AM CST.

Pictures coming soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:00 pm

It's finished - I just need to figure out what is wrong with my camera and try to get some decent pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:04 pm

Fatfatboy wrote:
Hopefully your camera can fix that exhaust..Wink

I'm surprised Yama, uh, STAR does not offer a $10,000.00 option for it.....

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Be the Build   Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:08 am

The owner showed up to pick up the machine.

My lead service writer was able to get a picture of him and his machine.

Having just returned from two weeks of training with our military, he is ready for a ride.



I am honored to of been able to help with his bike.
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