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    Cool NBD - Thank you E&S Motorcycles.

    hello everyone.. well i'm sure i will disappoint some, and confuse others..

    in reality the title should read NEW CHOPPER DAY!!

    I've been keeping very quiet over the past 2-3 months as I was searching for a beast I could add to the stable.
    Two weeks ago now, I can finally say i've pulled a 180 n' gone a slightly different direction.. its still fast, and it still handles..
    but its ten times more comfortable than my current R1, and it will replace it on longer trips!!

    I flew out to Edmonton, AB this past Friday to pick up my new ride.. It came out of the crate in early fall, and I got to be the 1st to start her up!! ZERO kms on the ODO..



    2014 YAMAHA STAR RAIDER S! 1854cc. Galaxy BLUE now broken in at 1600 kms! scratch that, 2400km









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    Now you need some ass-less chaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    Nice
    Now you need some ass-less chaps
    please let me know when your birthday is.. i'll be sure to buy you a bar of soap!! for that filthy mouth of yours

    did you not notice the new Cordura gear? thanks to RubberSideDown I was warm and dry the entire trip.

    i wrestled with the idea of a 'couch' for sometime but in the end, having never ridden, nor even heard a Raider up close;
    i think I made the right decision! I will still wear proper riding gear at all times! not changing habits just because its
    a different style of bike.. it does handle very well as proven by the Merritt to Spence's Bridge ride by the river Yesterday..

    this will be my ride for 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Land Roving
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
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    Nice looking bike. Congrats. But how will you mod it and do all the things with computers and such? I kid, I kid. Enjoy it!

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    Congratulations!



    I'll never be convinced that this category of motorcycle "handles". Too many times in my life I've been held up by machines like this on roads of curves and sweepers. A perfectly adequate machine, and quite nice to park near a café and look at.

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    Nice bike. My brother in law had a very similar bike, I got a chance to ride it and quite enjoyed it.

    Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve G. View Post
    Congratulations!

    I'll never be convinced that this category of motorcycle "handles".
    while I will often agree, i believe at a certain point you need to be able to appreciate what the word means, on a bike like this..
    its a chopper, with 39 degrees of Rake!! (33+ 6deg kick) weighs 750 lbs soaking wet sans mods.. but it really does not show it out there.
    the ride is violent at times (while remaining very manageable, torque curve is absurd)... it did not hold me back much at all comparatively to what I usually enjoy on the R1..

    but hey, if I slow you down, go around!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pea Souper View Post
    Nice bike. My brother in law had a very similar bike, I got a chance to ride it and quite enjoyed it.
    Congrats


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    But how will you mod it and do all the things with computers and such? I kid, I kid. Enjoy it!
    the principles are all the same, usual mods; but i guess the man deserves a plug at this point.. I will be shipping my ECU to Ivan's Performance

    i'm sure someone will ask why? here's a good start

    Last edited by bacchus40; 04-25-2016 at 10:41 PM.
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    If that bike didn't hold you back much compared to how you ride your R1, then I think you may be riding your R1 wrong.

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    But I will say that it's quite shiny and pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malamikigo View Post
    If that bike didn't hold you back much compared to how you ride your R1, then I think you may be riding your R1 wrong.
    I mean i enjoyed the ride just as much.. its not a question of numbers... im sure in the end we're talking a difference of a mere minutes on arrival times here and there.
    its a real hoot to rip around on... of course the constant/average speeds would fare better on a sportbike, should go without saying.

    Quote Originally Posted by malamikigo View Post
    But I will say that it's quite shiny and pretty.
    thank you!! I was not thrilled with all the chrome based on pictures, but It does look very pretty up close!!



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    Riding a slow bike fast can sometimes be more much as riding a fast bike slow. Congratulations. Watch you posture on long rides.........with your spine in a vertical position, you will have a tendancy to slouch.
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    Thoroughly dissapointed. This is completely lame.
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    congrats on the new bike! your probably the only guy who rocks a rossi agv helmet with a cruiser

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    Congrats on the new bike,its a nice looking bike almost purchased one 4 years ago when I got back into riding.Ended up buying a Harley Wideglide instead more or less the same type of bike the long wheelbase makes these bikes very appealling to the eye.The ride is great as long as you stay on a straight slab.On my wideglide I could see the front forks twist when cornering but I bet the yamaha handles better being a more modern design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    Thoroughly dissapointed. This is completely lame.
    i'm glad i could be of service

    Quote Originally Posted by m_grewal52 View Post
    congrats on the new bike! your probably the only guy who rocks a rossi agv helmet with a cruiser
    yeah i was wondering how that would go over... i set it down on the seat when i picked it up at the dealership,

    instantly was pleasantly surprised how well it fits the style of bike, its a power cruiser thats fer damn sure..

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolDaddyGroove View Post
    Watch you posture on long rides.........with your spine in a vertical position, you will have a tendancy to slouch.
    agreed with comments yes!! its blast to ride actually... managing all that weight had me worried, but again Yamaha did an amazing job as you barely notice it..

    yes posture is a weird thing on this... need backrest for longer trips, keep arms relatively stretched out as I was slouching here n' there at end of day

    Quote Originally Posted by filterwrench View Post
    I could see the front forks twist when cornering but I bet the yamaha handles better being a more modern design.
    ages ahead of a Hardley.. i ran into one on the Spences bridge run and though he was doing an okay job keepin' moving his just could not

    maintain the pace i can on this monster.. blasted by said rider after about 5 turns, he relented n' waved me by
    Last edited by bacchus40; 04-26-2016 at 10:00 AM.
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