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Pics from the "Big Day"..

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  1. quiedkuj
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    So I get to the dealer about 10:30am, park behind service area, dismount from the 900 and there she is sitting in a bay, shiny as my rump is round. All that's left, inspection sticker and I'm ready to roll.

    65 miles, hour and a half and I'm home dusting her off. Did notice a bit of oil sweat at the bottom case of the front "down tube" (lifter case). Wiped that off and will keep an eye peeled.

    Otherwise... the best 65 miles I've had in ages! Smooth, Quick, Rumbly, Nimble and Comfy!!

    Gas gage went from full to below the half point in that short distance.. wow! Wonder how the Strats and Roadliners do on mileage? And fuel gauge accuracy? I know the 900s gauge was WAY off.

    Now... the good stuff - stopped halfway at a rest area and took the following:




  2. chilibebber
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    That bike looks like crap, cant believe you got one. The best thing that you could do with that ugly bike is pack it up and ship it somewhere. Here is my address to ship to,....... Okay, now that you really mad, I have to say, great looking bike. I like the lines on the tailpipe side the way the pipes flow out coming off of the front end rake, tha tside angle view you posted. You will have to post regular performance updates on it. Congrats on the nice ride.

  3. quiedkuj
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    Laffing... thanks Chili.

    It's really an awesome ride.. roll her on and she just pulls your arms and pushes you back on the seat.

    I'll be delighted to add to critique as I pile on the miles.

    Lennie

  4. tennizlv10
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    This is "Big D" in Tucson AZ.
    I like the look of the Red Raider S so much I had to get me one. I've had it for about two weeks and have a little over 2k on it. I really can't get over the way it pulls when you roll on the throttle.
    Have fun with yours. Keep it safe.
    Big D

  5. zdradoyim1
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    Gas gage went from full to below the half point in that short distance.. wow! Wonder how the Strats and Roadliners do on mileage? And fuel gauge accuracy? I know the 900s gauge was WAY off.

    Hey, great looking bike
    Hope my son doesn't see it. He's got a kid on the way. It'll be my first grandkid.

    Anyway, the fuel thing -
    It may take a few tanks to get an accurate mpg. If the dealer filled you up it may not have actually been topped off.
    During break-in, under 60 mph I would get 45+ mpg. Then after break-in I took a day trip along the coast and had quite a shock when I barely made the Shell station. Figured I must have made 30 - 35 mpg and I was only doing 60 mph. I had also noticed some backfiring.

    Took it to the dealer, changed spark plugs, man what a difference. Back to 45 mpg doing 65 - 70 on interstate.

    I check the mpg on almost every fill up and it's staying around 45 mpg now - with or without my wife on. The ol' Strat doesn't even know she's there.

    jim in H town

  6. quiedkuj
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    Thanks BigD. I ordered it when it hit the online catalog.. no regrets and doubt I'll have any.

    What's your take on gas mileage? Fuel gauge accuracy?

    How 'bout the speedometer.. accurate?

    Lennie

  7. quiedkuj
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    Jim... do you think your plugs fouled as a result of "short shifting" (lugging)?

    Thanks for your feedback!

  8. Medricggruser
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    Very Nice Bike!

  9. quiedkuj
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    Thank Kruzer..

    I have to say, I'm very, very impressed with the paintwork! Top quality and not one mar or flaw. Looks like it's 3 feet deep. I'd rate it as good as most custom shop jobs.

    Yamaha's hit a big home run with this bike - my guess is it's gonna be a real big seller. Plenty of room for customization - fenders are metal, not plastic.

    Only whine.. .would like a larger fuel tank, something like 5+ gallons. But I'm delighted.

    Lennie

  10. fljreelz
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    Great looking bike cant get them here in Australia might have to import one, what is the hp and torque figures I cant find them any where.
    Thanks Peter

  11. quiedkuj
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    Great looking bike cant get them here in Australia might have to import one, what is the hp and torque figures I cant find them any where.Thanks Peter
    Thanks Peter...

    Hp is 101 at the crank, about 91 at the rear wheel

    Torque is 124 lb ft at the crank

    Perhaps in time they'll be available down there...

    Lennie

  12. fljreelz
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    Thanks Peter...Hp is 101 at the crank, about 91 at the rear wheelTorque is 124 lb ft at the crankPerhaps in time they'll be available down there...Lennie
    Hi Lennie Thanks for that, I wouldn't hold my breath, according to Yamaha they are not going to bring it in, but one can hope. I might just have to bring one in. Its sure is a nice looking bike.
    Cheers Peter

  13. cbd347
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    Great looking bike. Congrats......

  14. zdradoyim1
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    Jim... do you think your plugs fouled as a result of "short shifting" (lugging)?

    OOOH. Do ya suppoz?? Great question.
    Have been known to do that.
    With the 'lugging' power I tend to idle through small towns, etc.
    Mechanic did not ask the question
    I'll ask next time I see him.

    For now, I will down shift.

    Thanx
    jim

  15. RajH
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    Raider Images

    Just found this site,
    Great ride for sure, got one myself when I saw the Pre Production 9 months a go.
    Ray

  16. Driwetapisnezz
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    I wonder if that seat would fit a 1300 Tourer.....hmmmmmmm...

    Great looking bike. I wonder how it would be on longer (200+ mile) rides...

  17. oltkeeser
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    Incredible looking bike! Haven't been to our local Yamaha shop to see one in person. Last time I was there they were still on order. Thanks for posting the photos.

  18. quiedkuj
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    I wonder if that seat would fit a 1300 Tourer.....hmmmmmmm...Great looking bike. I wonder how it would be on longer (200+ mile) rides...
    I did 161 miles this afternoon... piece of cake. Awesome ride, comfy and the power is there at the twitch of the wrist.

    Lennie

  19. chaser38
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    Nice Job, quiedkuj! Glad you're putting some miles behind you. Nice pix, too, but watch those trash cans in the background , they belittle the value and image of your fine ride. Good Luck!

    Chaz

  20. quiedkuj
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    Thank you, Chaz!

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