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  1. dobzbin
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    hey guys... been lurking for a few months. Am a little disgruntled with my 2007 Wide Glide and am considering a Raider. I am an ex-metric guy for the last year and a half. I won't get into any Harley bashing at this time. Anyway, can you guys give me some guidance on what I should expect to pay for a 2009 Raider S? I called a friend at my local powersports shop and he quoted me $13,200 plus tax. Can I do better?

    By the way... it's been fun reading you guys. I know I want pipes and a windshield but you don't talk price much.

    Thanks in advance for the info...

    Tony
    South Florida

  2. BumplepeeBop
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    Welcome aboard Tony!

    I doubt you can do a whole lot better than $13,2oo. In fact, I think that's better than what I paid for my standard Black Raider a year ago.

    I just put on a set of Hard Khrome Sideburner 2-into-1 pipes last weekend and PhatPerformance.com had the best price on them. Be sure to give them a check when you start pricing pipes. I also put on the Yamaha rear fender rack. Got it from YamahaSportsPlaza.com. Again they had the best price, around $125 - $130, where my dealer wanted full list plus sales tax.

    You're going to love the Raider.

  3. dobzbin
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    Thanks for the support BBee. Does anyone make a slip on for the Raider? Performance is fine and I just want a lil better sound.

  4. retzdarraiter
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    you want pipes but NO windshield! imo

  5. BumplepeeBop
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    Not that I'm aware of. I also looked for such a critter too for a while. The stock exhause is a 2 into 1 into 2 outlets so a slipon should be easy enough for someone to do. But as far as I know it doesn't exist.

  6. zdeelmachinesero
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    Keep your Harley or get a new one . youre never ever happy with a knock off. I have both and still like my NightTrain better

  7. Vindakecar15
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    To dobzbin:

    what about these, for a pipe option for you? The Reaper tips?
    metricfats.com

    at the bottom of this page is information on how one guy put a SuperTrapp slip-on, on his Raider
    raiderperformance.com

    To Steel:

    Wow, first you say the Raider is trying to be an Iron Horse Chopper, then you call it a knock off?
    Most of us here are pretty happy with our Raiders. I could buy any bike I wanted but I chose the Raider.
    Not because it's trying to be something else, and not because it's a knock-off.
    I think it's one of the best cruisers available, and it's the best bike for me.
    I had my last Yamaha for 26 years and it never once needed to be repaired.
    Not once. Only routine maintenance. They're pretty bullet-proof.

    Kinda sounds like you don't really like your Raider. Oh well.
    The rest of us like ours.

    dobzbin, you should ride whatever bike is right for you.
    If you ride the Raider, you'll know what a great bike it is.

    Also, I have the Memphis Shades Pop-Top removable windshield.
    If it's cold or raining, or I'm going on a very long ride, it snaps on in about 3 seconds.
    If I'm just riding around town, it comes off as easily.
    I like it better without, but I'm glad I have the option!

    Here's some info on the windscreen:
    raiderperformance.com

  8. macrozzfan
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    hey guys... been lurking for a few months. Am a little disgruntled with my 2007 Wide Glide and am considering a Raider. I am an ex-metric guy for the last year and a half. I won't get into any Harley bashing at this time. Anyway, can you guys give me some guidance on what I should expect to pay for a 2009 Raider S? I called a friend at my local powersports shop and he quoted me $13,200 plus tax. Can I do better?By the way... it's been fun reading you guys. I know I want pipes and a windshield but you don't talk price much.Thanks in advance for the info...TonySouth Florida
    I got my 08 non S raven color for $11,400 (12,200 OTD). at the same time I could have had an S for $200 more. These prices were $200 over the dealer invoice so that's about the best you can do.

    That said, I got the last black one in MN in July 08 when they were trying to clear out the bikes to get ready for winter. This time a year 13,200 might be the best you could do....depends a lot on where you live and whether your upfront with the dealer. I just walked in and said that I knew what dealer invoice was (From a website I had) and this is what I was willing to pay...if you can do it great, if not I'll go somewhere else.

    With the sales figures the way they were last summer they bit. Not sure how sales are going this year.

    Good luck. I used to own harleys (Sporties & Glides) and the raider is a much better handling bike with more power and IMHO better looks.

  9. kman
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    You should check out www.raiderperformance.com. Lots of good info there. You might consider the reaper tips for the exhaust. Not quite a slipon but they look pretty nice and increases the volume. I have the Yamaha quick detach 14" windshield and I like it.

    If you can get a Raider for $13200.00, your doing pretty good.

  10. zdeelmachinesero
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    To Vindakecar15's
    It's a fine knock off and most people will enjoy a copy almost as much as the original. Hey I own a few of the knock offs myself and I'm pretty happy but NOTHING and I mean NOTHING beats a well built big American twin. We have a local drag strip where I can send any Jap twin home with a lose. RC51's included open every Sunday and run what you brung. If you have never rode a big American twin that's been built you are missing out.

    And just because you like the Raider don't make it all that. But be honest it is a copy of an American icons product

  11. Vindakecar15
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    American bike, huh?
    Let's see, your block is cast in India. (environmental smelting laws in the US)
    An increasingly large number of Harley parts are made in China.
    The V-Rod was designed by Porsche, and more and more of your nuts and bolts are metric.

    I test rode a Rocker. It felt like a toy. I test rode a V-Rod. Powerful enough, but handled like a brick.
    I've seen little 883 Sporty's around, they look like a mini-bike next to my bike.

    I've driven Porsches, German
    My Jeep was made in Canada.
    My bikes are made in Japan
    My Chevy truck was made in Indiana

    Harley American? I don't think so.

    For the Raider to be a knock-off, wouldn't it have to leak and break down all the time........?

    You'd probably be happier here:
    hdforums.com

  12. kman
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    To Vindakecar15'sIt's a fine knock off and most people will enjoy a copy almost as much as the original. Hey I own a few of the knock offs myself and I'm pretty happy but NOTHING and I mean NOTHING beats a well built big American twin. We have a local drag strip where I can send any Jap twin home with a lose. RC51's included open every Sunday and run what you brung. If you have never rode a big American twin that's been built you are missing out. And just because you like the Raider don't make it all that. But be honest it is a copy of an American icons product
    Some people think it is a knock off and others think Star has pushed past the American twin. Maybe the real American twin is Victory which has passed Harley also.

  13. Vindakecar15
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    Victories are made by Polaris/Bombardier, which is Canadian.

    I've ridden Hodaka's when I was a kid. Weren't they made in Oregon?

  14. zdeelmachinesero
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    Its ok, I'm fine here, I run a Raider forum and a Harley forum so unlike most narrow minded folks in pretty open to new a new Idea or two. You know I run both and own both so I am pretty sure I can form an opinion on what I like better. I mean with the Yamaha Raiders massive 5000 unit run in two they must be on to something right. And by comparison Harleys 100 thousand soft tails aren't even close. And hey just because you bought a copy don't make you less of an American. I mean in time of troubles and strife its fine that you enjoy a copy from another company and country. I respect and honor free will and choice.
    Besides you're the one that's getting all twisted. He asked an opinion and I gave mine. Sorry that you don't agree .....

    HAHAHAHHA oh lord
    yes i'm sure the 3rd largest motorcycle company (which just cut its production another 20%) is schooling the largest comapny. Yep them 5000 Raiders are teaching the few million Harleys a thing or two....

    Victories are made by Polaris/Bombardier, which is Canadian.I've ridden Hodaka's when I was a kid. Weren't they made in Oregon?
    Athena Oregon was the town. i have a road Toad in the garage with 200 miles on it

    Quote:
    hey guys... been lurking for a few months. Am a little disgruntled with my 2007 Wide Glide and am considering a Raider. I am an ex-metric guy for the last year and a half. I won't get into any Harley bashing at this time. Anyway, can you guys give me some guidance on what I should expect to pay for a 2009 Raider S? I called a friend at my local powersports shop and he quoted me $13,200 plus tax. Can I do better?

    By the way... it's been fun reading you guys. I know I want pipes and a windshield but you don't talk price much.

    Thanks in advance for the info...

    Tony
    South Florida

    as you can see or will read they both are fine bikes the Raiders downfall is the smallish range on the tank. Other than that its the bee's knees the other downfall is the narrow mindedness of some of the owners. Its a shame really but they make the rest of the import crowd look bad. I know everyone wants to think that they bike they own is the bestest ever in the whole wide world it just isnt the case. you cant have Ying without Yang. Its a fine bike not the greatest or the best just a good bike. And lets be honest here in todays day and age you would have to search for a bad bike. as most are good machines

  15. Vindakecar15
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    whatever.

    Just seems like you think every motorcycle is trying to be the All-mighty Harley.
    Most guys I ride with are on Harley's. I ride what I want.

    arguing on the internet is like winning the Special Olympics.

  16. Squando
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    whatever. Just seems like you think every motorcycle is trying to be the All-mighty Harley.Most guys I ride with are on Harley's. I ride what I want. arguing on the internet is like winning the Special Olympics.
    Since neither Harley or Davidson came up with the idea of putting an engine on a bicycle, all motorcycles made are copies of Roper's twin coal powered motorcycle. That's right, Harleys are just pathetic copies of the original.

  17. Vindakecar15
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    kinda reminds me of children in the playground back in the 60's arguing over Ford and Chevy's
    Fords Rule!
    Chevy's are the best!

    just about everything in the world is or was inspired by something else.

    1885: Gottlieb Daimler patents what is generally considered to be the first true motorcycle.
    What gives credibility to Daimler's claim of developing the first "true" motorcycle is the fact that it was gasoline-driven.
    Roper's post-Civil War hog, with a tiny two-cylinder engine, was powered by steam.
    wired.com

  18. Lezder
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    1885: Gottlieb Daimler patents what is generally considered to be the first true motorcycle.

    Daimler, the automotive pioneer usually associated with building the world's first successful internal combustion engine (and, subsequently, the first automobile), staked his claim of priority in the two-wheeler world a year before developing his famous auto.

    However, the idea of a motor-driven, two-wheeled vehicle did not originate with Daimler, nor was his the first such contraption to see the road. Sylvester Roper, who spent the U.S. Civil War working in a Union armory, built a primitive "motorcycle" as early as 1867. Roper's supporters -- and he has more than a few -- argue that he should be credited with building the world's first motorcycle.

    The first pic is Daimlers gas powered "Motorcycle" German developer that brought you Mercedes. The company was named after an Austrian girl Mercedes Jellinek.

    Second pic is of the "Steamcycle" First two wheeled non-human powered bike.

  19. Lezder
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    For me the Raider fits and I consider it to be one of the best bikes I have ridden by far for the application that I use it for. I hop from town to town, make some noise, make the boys jelous as there girls friends hop on and dont see them again till after breakfast. Man I love this Bike!

  20. Pavbj
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    Helluva way to welcome a new person to the forum.
    Welcome, dobzbin, and good luck on your purchase.

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