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Hi everyone, just signed up! I can't wait to buy a stateline, but one major factor in when that happens is if I can find a good mechanic. I live in Edmond Oklahoma, sold my aging hayabusa last summer, and my long-time mechanic for my busa just refuses to help me find someone as good as himself to work on a VT. (I think I hurt the SOB feelings by selling that bike we built) He has offered to work on it, but im not sure because he is a hayabusa/GSX1000 and ninja God, is amazing with those racing bikes, but I never saw cruisers in the shop. If on the rare chance that someone does know who to trust in my area, pm or email me - but that would be insane kind of luck.

Tell me if this is crazy, but my plans with the stateline are to make it the ultimate highway-kindachopper (yea I think I made that up). I would love a chopper, but too impractical. Abbotdog, I like the look of the black pipes, and I thought I would never say that on a cruiser! My busa was chromed to max, but I think I would like the black look on the stateline. But then I feel like chrome wheels and floorboards, polished rotors would be pretty sick on the stateline, with well-placed LEDs and paint-match hard saddlebags.

What you guys think? A stateline that can shine like a chopper at night, but you can drive for hours with a rider. My wife will go everywhere with me, so our comfort takes priority.

Last question, does Honda not offer a 2011 with ABS or is it standard? I would think that having ABS would be great for those wet days.. Never driven a bike with ABS, I dont think.

Almost forgot to add, I really like what I have read here! A lot of great riders on vtcafe, and I am sure it is going to grow rapidly as the VTX crowd switches over to the new 1300 customs. I know as a shopper, the custom line is very appealing against the HDs, Stars and others.
 

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I personaly think the StateLine is a great platform to start with. My wife loves this bike, after I got th tall backrest and mustang seat. Stock sit is painfull.

You can not bet the price of the StateLine for the look and feel. - I know the "Harley" guys would disagree, but for the pice I paid for the StateLine, I do think I could have purchaed a decent Harley.

The best advice I can give you is to buy what ou want, do not let my bias sway you. You are the one that will have to live with your purchase. A cruser is a drastic difference from the sport bike.
 

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Thank you! Yes I like how I can make a stateline all me! I learned on a 800cc (or so) cruiser, back in 2000. When I was young, I rode the sportbike with friends, but I have always secretly loved kicking back and cruising. That is why I chose the busa, for its big engine and smooth ride, but I have really calmed down as a person in general the past 6 or so years.
 

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Welcome to the site. You absolutely need to by the bike that is best for you. My stateline is the best bike I have ever owned. I agree you must change the stock seat almost immediatly as it is an A$$ ache for sure. When making my purchase i was torn between the stateline and the sabre. In the end the fatter front tire, long swooping fenders and blacked out motor won the battle. I dont regret my decision at all. Good luck with your purchase and always ride safe.
 
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