Re:Is RoadStar S too Big For Me? Female Rider Asking 1 Year, 3 Months ago
azalearider wrote: Hello All,
I know it has been a few weeks since my last correspondence, but I thought I would share the good news. Today I finally made the purchase. After much research (I'm an over-analyzer by nature), I purchased a left-over 2009, never rode (0 miles), Road Star S (some nice chrome), and it includes the warranty as well - purchase price $9100 (hope I did OK with the negotiation). It's black, fuel injected and looks sharp to my eye (but of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I took the conservative route and added an engine guard, but all else is stock.
I spent much time comparing to the HD Fatboy and Softail Deluxe. Both beautiful but simply couldn't justify the cost for the 'lifestyle'. Plus the weights and cc's of the 2012 modes are near identical. The groups I travel with ride all sorts of bikes, so no one really cares so long as your 2 wheels are on the road and safe. And I personally don't care as well.
I'm going to take it slow to get used to the new ride, weight, and body dynamics to its ratio. Real slow and patient. At the same time keeping my old Virago to make sure I made the right decision. Otherwise their will be a Road Star S for sale shortly (cross fingers that won't occur), but admittedly a bit cautious as it is a large bike without question.
Thanks to all for your words of wisdom and wish me the best.
AzaleaRider - a new female RoadStar rider.
Ride that thang,Girl !!
...I love the smell of smoked pork on a warm summer night!
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