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post #1 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Yamaha Raider S

Considering one of these, anyone have any experience?? Positive or negative would be helpful.

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 08:39 AM
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WHO ARE YOU AND WHO SENT YOU HERE?

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Found this forum a week ago. Have been riding about 2 years and am looking to upgrade.

Who are you??

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post #4 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 09:02 AM
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Who are you??


Are you kidding?

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 09:06 AM
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I just checked out that Raider. That is one bad mother of a bike if you ask me.


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Sheeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt!

I know NOTHING!

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Thanks. I've read a lot online. Wanted to get some first hand experience though.
Thanks for the link.

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post #7 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 09:12 AM
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What kicks me is the 21 inch swept out front end, 113 cubes and the low and down pipes. It is truly a bad mother fu**er, at least standing still like that.


I favor the Victory Vegas as a potential 60 something year old personal form of conveyance, however, the Japanese Hog there is looking pretty damn nubile in a hurt me, beat me make me write bad checks sort of way.


Can you get a ride on one?

That site lets you build your own. WTF do ya have to lose?

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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post #8 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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My local dealer is having a yamaha day in a few weeks. Gonna try to hop on one.

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post #9 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 09:18 AM
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My local dealer is having a yamaha day in a few weeks. Gonna try to hop on one.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously. I have only rode one bike in my life before buying it back in the 70's.

Get on that bad jammer and test her out in town and on the highway. Beware of minimal gas in the tank, though.

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Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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post #10 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Haha good advice.


So when you asked if I was kidding about not knowing you, are you the forum owner or something? Or just giving me a hard time?

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post #11 of 14 Old 06-19-2013, 09:26 AM
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Haha good advice.


So when you asked if I was kidding about not knowing you, are you the forum owner or something? Or just giving me a hard time?
Forum owner? Shit, I was banned once.

Then, I was reborn into the present form of the StayPuft Marshmallow man.

Been here since.

The forum owners and mods are real mean mother jubbers. Stay away from them, but if you can't, just don't look into their eyes.
They will covet your soul.

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Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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nice ride!

A good friend of mine has one. He went from a 1200 bandit to repsol 1000 to the Yamaha. He absolutely loves it! A great bike between a repsol and a cruiser. It really is a power house! I have never ridden it but it is such a sharp looking bike. And it will accelerate almost as fast as the 919....
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I see an MT-01 in the background! Nice! We can't get those here...

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I see an MT-01 in the background! Nice! We can't get those here...
Yes and no.... It's another friend that owns that one. A local dealer special ordered a few leftover 2007 models from Europe. My friend bought it "new" last year.
Personally, I wouldn't buy it.... It's ok overall. The suspension is like the 919. A little rough over the bumps. Forks seam a bit stiffer though (good compared to the 919). Seat is just as bad. It has GREAT torque but it red lines at 3500ish... It's NOT fast but good luck keeping the wheel down.
The V-twin give WAY too much handle bar vibes for me. It does have a sweet smooth v-twin rumble though.
Plus it looks real good and bad all the same time...

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