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Thread: Just picked it up today.

  1. #1
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    Apr 2009
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    Petoskey,Mi
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    Default Just picked it up today.

    I picked up my new ride today. I'm really looking forward to putting some miles on her.

    My current and previous rides.
    1984 Honda Ascot 500 rode for 3 months
    2001 Honda Shadow 750 7 years and 60,000 miles
    2007 Suzuki M109R 18 months and 17,000 miles
    2008 Kawasaki Concours 6 years and 70,000 miles
    2008 Yamaha Raider purchased March 10,2015

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    Congrats! Sharp Raider. Not going to lack for power on that cruiser, that's for sure. What year is it ?

  3. #3
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    Good looking steed!!

  4. #4
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    Nice

  5. #5
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    Dec 2009
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    Nice!

    Big change from the cozy ride you sold.

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    Nice ride there. Now we just need some of this snow to melt.

  7. #7
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    Sharp bike, ride safe!
    _________
    Roll away the dew...


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    Like the color!

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    Coolio!

  10. #10
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    Apr 2009
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    Thanks everyone. It's a 2008 and it only has 6,000 miles on it. It has a really nice power band. I have to get used to the shaking monster v-twin. I'm so used to having to wind up the I-4 so the low end torque is new, it's been 6 years since I've really ridden a twin. In the last 6 years I've ridden a 109 once and a Victory cross country but they were friends bikes and I didn't really get into them. I like not having a windshield in front of me and the ride sure is different. It's nice not tip toeing the bike. I know I could have lowered my concours but I chose to get used to it and I did. Some funny things that I've done, I pushed the key, not sure if any of you have been around a C14 but I never used a key. I had a key fob and the key stayed in the ignition. I just pushed it and started the bike. I am having a hell of a time finding the kick stand. Of course I keep looking for a tach and I keep looking for my radar detector, I haven't installed it yet. I really do like having my arms up in front of me instead of leaning on them. At this point I have no storage. He gave me bags with the bike but I won't use them. I just don't like them, I've ordered a luggage rack and I'll just bungee my bag to it. For long trips I have my trunk that I kept, it won't be pretty on there but it'll be functional. I'll hang a little tool bag on the front for my tire repair kit, air pump and tools. I also ordered a couple of tech mounts, one for my gps and one for my radar detector. The stock exhaust is gutted, I'll do something with exhaust later. I'm not sure what I'll do, that decision will come at another time.
    My current and previous rides.
    1984 Honda Ascot 500 rode for 3 months
    2001 Honda Shadow 750 7 years and 60,000 miles
    2007 Suzuki M109R 18 months and 17,000 miles
    2008 Kawasaki Concours 6 years and 70,000 miles
    2008 Yamaha Raider purchased March 10,2015

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