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Pics from the "Big Day"..

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  1. zdradoyim1
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    Jim... do you think your plugs fouled as a result of "short shifting" (lugging)?Thanks for your feedback!

    Lennie
    Now that you mention it - I'll bet you're right
    I do love to idle through small towns
    Not really lazy, just like the sound.
    Guess I better start shifting

    thanks
    jim

  2. quiedkuj
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    Jim,

    I understand what you're saying about the sound... I rode through a railway tunnel this afternoon, 3rd gear doing about 40 mph.. the rumble from the stock pipes was music. Very impressive for stock pipes.

    I've still got over 600 miles left to the 1000 mile mark of my break in period. I'm not going heavy on the throttle but I'm not babying it either. Just varying the speeds with occasional runs up to about 1/3 throttle and letting her stay in a lower gear a bit longer now and again.

    Lennie

  3. DrakonRIter
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    I had waited and seen the raider before I bought my 1300 Touring, but I am still happy with it. That a beautiful bike you have, hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy my 1300.

  4. quiedkuj
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    I had waited and seen the raider before I bought my 1300 Touring, but I am still happy with it. That a beautiful bike you have, hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy my 1300.
    Dragon...

    Thanks for the kind comments. But I'll tell ya, if ever I want a tourer that 1300 would get my nod. Perfect size and weight. Well balanced. Belt drive. Fuel injection. Well balanced and comfy. Fit and finish is near perfect too.

    As soon as I find that rich, elderly woman, you can bet I'll most likely add one like yours to my garage. Believe me, I'm hanging out more and more at the local nursing homes in my quest

    Lennie

  5. wzdar159
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    ...but you already know that!

    That bikes kicks some chopper ass, man! Just ask motorcycle.com, who just rated it above the Harley and Victory...

    I'm loving my 1300 (now tucked away for the winter ) and I'm sure the Raider will at least as great.

    Yamaha's scored a couple goals in the last two years...wonder what they've got planned for the hat trick?!

  6. quiedkuj
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    ...but you already know that!That bikes kicks some chopper ass, man! Just ask motorcycle.com, who just rated it above the Harley and Victory...I'm loving my 1300 (now tucked away for the winter ) and I'm sure the Raider will at least as great.Yamaha's scored a couple goals in the last two years...wonder what they've got planned for the hat trick?!
    Thank you, sir...

    And to answer the last... my best guess will be the new VMax. My bet it's gonna be a fire eater.

  7. tennizlv10
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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
    quiedkuj,
    Sorry I didn't back to you earlyer but I've been in Korea for a while and I didn't want to read anything that would remind me that my Raider S was on the other side of the world.
    The mileage has been about 42mpg. Once I got used to reading the gas gage, it seems pretty close.
    I'm really sorry to read about your bum knee, hope it gets better soon.

  8. rocgman
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    that is a SWEET ride

  9. quiedkuj
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    quiedkuj,Sorry I didn't back to you earlyer but I've been in Korea for a while and I didn't want to read anything that would remind me that my Raider S was on the other side of the world.The mileage has been about 42mpg. Once I got used to reading the gas gage, it seems pretty close.I'm really sorry to read about your bum knee, hope it gets better soon.
    No worries... and we're both about same.. unable to ride, for now anyway.

    Hope you get home soon!

  10. carlpach
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    test

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