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  • Yamaha Raider

    Does anyone here know anything about Raiders?
    I'm going to take a look at an '08, clean with low mileage.

  • #2
    The 08 would be subject to Original smog parts inspection.

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    • #3
      Don't think we do that in Florida.

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      • #4
        Just what I have heard. Quick, reliable, fun, but not a long distance cruiser. I’ve been wanting one for years, but no place to park it.

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        • Spydr
          Spydr commented
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          Not sure I can DO long distance anymore, Steve.

        • 75kona
          75kona commented
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          I have an awfully empty garage at the moment Steve, you can park it at my place!

      • #5
        Awesome bike and the engine is wicked!

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        • #6
          I don't like the rear fender and that ugly chrome bracket.the rest of it looks ok.....besides that I hear a lot of noise regarding lifter problems so be aware of that.....
          not all those who wander are lost......

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          • Spydr
            Spydr commented
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            I heard about the lifter issue. I'll be listening for that.

          • Spydr
            Spydr commented
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            BTW... I Like that 'Bobtail' rear fender. LOL!

        • #7
          Thanks for the comments fellas.

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          • #8
            I have only sat on a few of them, but never rode one. the seating position felt very comfortable for my 6' frame. I would love to ride/pwn one. I know a guy here in town that has one and he loves it. Let us know how look goes, and post pics of your new raider afterward
            owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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            • Spydr
              Spydr commented
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              Hoping I can make my 6'-5" frame comfortable on it.
              Gonna try to see it in person in a couple of days.

          • #9
            Another Great bike by Yamaha , Short or all day rides no problem , handles great .

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            • Spydr
              Spydr commented
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              Thanks BobJo. Any problems I should be aware of?
              How long did you ride one? Give up the Goods, Man! LOL!

          • #10
            Only issue is if riding in Town with red lights / traffic clutch pull can get heavy .

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            • Spydr
              Spydr commented
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              The hydraulic clutch tension is only a fraction of what i have with my Roadstar. Also the clutch lever only has to move Maybe an inch to fully disengage.

          • #11
            Patrick Racing sells Big Bore kits and other performance parts for it. You can Google Yamaha Raider dyno results and get stock and modified results and they are pretty impressive both ways.

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            • Spydr
              Spydr commented
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              Hmmmmm... I may just Do that.

          • #12
            Stock raider will annihilate a Roadstar...I know that much .. I dont know if a fully done big bore Roadstar will all supporting mods would outrun a stock (ish) Raider?
            "I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red.....then Fuck You"

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            • Spydr
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              Stop it Man... You're getting me all... Excited. LOL!
              I have a feeling it's gonna be a Fun bike!

          • #13
            If you go to ride it, go prepared to buy it.
            It's a most excellent motor-scooter !
            I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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            • Spydr
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              Thanks for the warning, Bro. But yer too late.
              I brought it home at the end of August.

              It's Quick! Responds quick, gets off the line quick, runs outta gas quick. Two outta three ain't bad. LOL!

            • Chromepony
              Chromepony commented
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              I love a happy ending !

          • #14
            here is what I found online for dyno numbers on the raider. Not bad!!
            https://youtu.be/kji_VOkivow

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            • #15
              How do y'all's raiders handle in the twisties? A friend of mine bought one yesterday and we're going for a ride today.

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              • Spydr
                Spydr commented
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                I live in SoFla... What *Twisties* ?
                I have to ride NW 3hrs to find any good, fun roads to wind through.

              • davej
                davej commented
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                I think there is only 1 kind of twistie in Fl and it comes into the country on the shrimp boats in a 2.2 lb garbage bag. lol.

              • Spydr
                Spydr commented
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                Never heard it called twisties tho, Dave.
                Square Grouper is what I've heard it called down here.

            • #16
              here is a guy performing a dyno on a stock but tuned Raider
              https://youtu.be/c5hydBli6w8

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