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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2015, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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My New (2012) Raider S

Well, after much thought, and many test rides, on many different bikes, I decided to trade-in my Vulcan 900 Custom for a new (in the box) 2012 Raider S, Nebulous Purple.
I put 160 miles on it yesterday, and hope to get the 600+400 break-in miles out of the way within the next couple of weeks.
Ordered a Cobra engine guard, sissy bar & luggage rack, and Memphis Shades Alley Cat windshield today. So they'll be installed next weekend.
I've attached a couple of "just picked it up" pictures.

Thanks to everyone who answered my previous posts. They helped in my decision making.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2015, 09:44 AM
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Great looking bike BB, thanks for the pics.
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Yes, very nice!

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Had an 09 traded it for an 11 vaquero been kicking my back side every sense got rid of the junk vaquero for a 12 Strat you can't beat a raider Nice Bike have fun and be safe.
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please post updated pics with your mods

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Here are my updated pictures.

I'm going to change the windshield to a Memphis Shades, Big Shot.
The Alley Cat is a little too short for my taste.
I had a Big Shot on my Vulcan 900 Custom and it worked well.
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Congrats and welcome to Raiderland.

For a good read on performance mods, go here: http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/raider.htm
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Congrats and welcome to Raiderland.

For a good read on performance mods, go here: http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/raider.htm
I'm curious what his mods do to gas mileage, if anything.
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I'm curious what his mods do to gas mileage, if anything.
Welcome to the forum from Highlands, TX. You get better gas mileage.
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