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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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I was interested in knowing how many raiders owners are on this site mine is a 2009 silver with flames with a 240 tire, cobra swept pipes , intergrated rear lights.

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Raider rider here. Just bought my 2012 model and haven't done anything to it yet

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Jealous I've been looking at Raiders, but my 1100 is paid for and don't know if I want to get into a payment for a bike. But love the Raiders. Enjoy!!!

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Screw that. I took cash and waved it in front of the dealer. Walked away twice before they lowered the price and took my Sportster at a trade I was willing to swallow. Wouldn't ever finance a bike even if it was the only way. If it was my only option and if it were paid for, I'd keep the 1100 just as you are! Kudos for OWNING your own bike, bro! I'd be the same way if I hadn't saved my life savings for this one!

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How many raiders

I'm with you, both my 1100 and and strat are owned outright - admittedly at much less than retail new bike prices.

The only time I've ever had an auto payment is when every manufacturer was giving away money - literally zero financing and the same price as cash. But that was only once.


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I too have lusted after the Raider, but the 1100 is paid for and I just popped for a new exhaust and a set of Metzlers.

1100 is for keeps.....

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The one thing you 1100 riders have over the Raider riders is mileage! One thing I have noticed coming from my sportster 1200 is that my gas goes down too quick. This may be a throttle / hand issue but I have been taking it easy on the new engine. I'm barely getting 36 to 39 MPG where I was used to getting nearly 45 solid MPG. Just something to think about. Will post more once I do her first oil change.

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I have a 2009 Silver Raider factory tribal and in Black accents, My other is a 2010 Black S model. They are both Great! I had the lifters replaced on the 2009 at 1200 miles, the 2010 is still good to go at 4000 miles.

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What was up with the lifters that you had to get them replaced so quickly?
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Thumbs up Lifter issues Raiders

Raiders from 2008 late in the production through early 2010, seem to have had a batch of bad lifters. Yamaha did not issue a recall, but if you had an issue with low mileage they would usually spring for the parts. My 2010 model doesn't present any issue yet. Hope it is one of the later models.

Symptoms are when you start up you get a knocking for about 2-3 seconds and then they pump up, but are not holding pressure. Can be serious if not fixed. about an $850 repair including parts.

Mine was over warranty for about a month but they did pay for the parts.
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