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jch364

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Need input from all.
« on: Apr 07, 2012, 07:32:53 AM »
Hi my name is Jeff and this is my first post. Just joined today. I am looking into buying a radier pretty soon I think. I have an 06 hayabusa that I have had since new and it has been a loyal ride but I am looking to sell it and looking for a change of pace until the gen 3 comes out. I was looking to add a raider to the stable and found a used 08 for $9000 with only about 4k miles on it. Any issues with the 08's that anyone knows of? It was the first year I think so you know how that goes for first years of any bike. Good bad any input would be appreciated. I rode one a cple of years ago and it was one smooth comfy ride. Fell in love with it right away. Has there been any issues with the bike since it came out.?
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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2012, 07:38:33 AM »
congrats on the future purchase, you won't be disappointed.

Only thing I can remember is backwards thread pattern on rear tire, there is a picture somewhere on the site of how the tire looked from factory and the proper thread pattern other than that, enjoy...
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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2012, 07:48:50 AM »
My raider is an 08 with 11k no problems here! I'm just now about to replace the stock tire for an Avon 240. I don't think they have really changed since they came out. Comfortable, solid, well built machine!


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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2012, 08:04:39 AM »
Mine is an 08  love the bike and no issues :raider:
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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #4 on: Apr 07, 2012, 08:08:06 AM »
I was wondering if they changed at all from year to year other that color. I think some have abs? Other than that though they look the same. Any internal improvements?

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 07, 2012, 08:09:30 AM »
No changes
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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #6 on: Apr 07, 2012, 08:21:40 AM »
Other than color they are the same, 09 had issues with push rods but I haven't heard about any 08 issues. I have an 08 with just over 10k on the clock and not a single issue!

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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #7 on: Apr 07, 2012, 08:28:46 AM »
A few had coil wires reversed, but very easy fix.

http://www.raiderperformance.com/maintenance.htm

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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #8 on: Apr 07, 2012, 08:42:38 AM »
A few had coil wires reversed, but very easy fix.

http://www.raiderperformance.com/maintenance.htm

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Totally forgot about that, good call Rick!

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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #9 on: Apr 07, 2012, 11:49:55 AM »
Welcome to the forum. I have an 08 also and know factory issues just make sure you trust your shop when you start doing modifications after your purchase. As far as 9000$ you may want to check out our classified section there are some already heavily modified Raiders for sale.
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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #10 on: Apr 07, 2012, 02:01:37 PM »
Mine is an 08 with 70k miles in it. No issues whatsoever, only pure fun, every single mile!!!! Get it end enjoy!
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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #11 on: Apr 07, 2012, 02:11:29 PM »
welcome.

I've got an '08.
Great bike - runs all the time.  Never any problems  :-)

Forget the issue with the rear Metz tire.
One of your 1'st upgrades is to put an Avon 240 on the back.

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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #12 on: Apr 07, 2012, 02:41:46 PM »
Love my 08, not a single problem so far.  Would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #13 on: Apr 07, 2012, 04:25:25 PM »
No issues with my 08.... ;)


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Re: Need input from all.
« Reply #14 on: Apr 07, 2012, 05:29:05 PM »
08, 12K miles. No problems.

Coil wires were correct on mine, reverse tread tyre was changed after 3K (my choice) to a 240.

Lifter issue were on some 09's, but few if any on 08's.

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