New rider, Newish FXSTI

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Dan_FXST, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Dan_FXST

    Dan_FXST New Member

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    Greetings from Austin, TX where SXSW is getting ready to turn the city into a zoo.

    I’ve been researching/looking at bikes ever since my near fatal heart attack and triple bypass and came up with the following requirements in a bike.


    Standard or Cruiser

    V twin or parallel twin
    Maybe triple?

    Prefer fuel injection
    Hydraulic valves

    Windshield*
    Saddle bags*

    Crash bars*
    Highway pegs
    Floor boards

    Not black

    Brand preference in order

    1. BMW/Triumph/Victory/
    1. Guzzi/Indian
    2. Honda/Yamaha/
    2. Kawasaki/Suzuki
    3. Harley/Royal Enfield

    After visiting all the dealers in the area several times each I went and took the basic safety course and got my license. I figured I’d start my test rides with my tier 3 (least likely to buy) bikes.

    I rode the FXST/I first, then a XL1200C.

    Riding the FXST/I was like seeing the sun for the first time. I finally “got it”. to heck with those other brands. Took that bad boy home.

    2006 FXST/I (soft tail standard)
    Every piece of chrome that was available
    Customer paint
     

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  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    :wce From the Rocky Mountains. Nice looking scoot, enjoy.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  4. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Welcome aboard from Canada. Enjoy your new ride and the forum. :s
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Nice looking bike. Welcome to the forum. :cheers
     
  6. rusntx

    rusntx Active Member Contributor

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    Welcome from north TX. Having owned Triumph's, Honda's and Yamaha's of all varieties (sport, cruiser, touring) over the years ....they all certainly have their merits. There is nothing that compares to my Harley's . Welcome to club or some would call it a "sickness". But darn, It sure is a fun illness! Enjoy that soft tail.
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  7. T in Texas

    T in Texas Member

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    Hello from Lockhart, Tx. Just down the road. That bike would be hard not to notice in Austin........
     
  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  9. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas.
    tourbox