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1,380 miles later...
« on: Oct 27, 2012, 02:28:01 AM »
Just got back from a ride in the Hill country, put on some good miles and seen some beautiful sites, The Ole Lady drove the truck and 5 of us from work rode up, Sunday was her Birthday and I had her on the stand and she took a big Axis Doe, was a great 5 days....Raider performed Great in the Hills, Every time I think about a new bike this one changes my mind.......
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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #1 on: Oct 27, 2012, 11:35:24 AM »
Glad it was a great trip for you Thunder, the wife has to be excited bagging the doe, how did you fair?  Good to hear the Raider did well but then I didn't expect to hear anything less...  ;D

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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #2 on: Oct 27, 2012, 04:03:58 PM »
Let her do the Hunting and I did the rideing.......I get mine in a couple weeks are so,,,,,
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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2012, 05:45:29 PM »
hey, i need some advice.  ive purchased a 2008 raider, getting to know her.
it seems at 60mph it asks for a sixth gear....
what do you find as the best cruising speed this the bike on the open road....
and what is the turning radius of this bike....  uturns are about to eat my lunch.
thnaks,
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Re: Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2012, 06:42:09 PM »
hey, i need some advice.  ive purchased a 2008 raider, getting to know her.
it seems at 60mph it asks for a sixth gear....
what do you find as the best cruising speed this the bike on the open road....
and what is the turning radius of this bike....  uturns are about to eat my lunch.
thnaks,
glarue

This bike will cruise just fine from 55 to 95 all day, and as for U-turns, hey its the longest factory cruiser built, it needs a little room!
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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #5 on: Nov 03, 2012, 12:56:36 AM »
 it will cruise 80 all day long . It doesn't need a 6 th  gear.   heck I forget to use 5th sometimes out on the road.  :rolleyes:
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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #6 on: Nov 03, 2012, 01:42:05 PM »
Just need practice, I U-turn a lot easier than HD Softail Delux riding friend. It just takes some getting used to.
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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #7 on: Nov 04, 2012, 11:12:52 AM »
I don't ever shift into 5th below 50, and if merging into traffic, closer to 60-65.  I think any bike that can run from 50 to 130+ in 5th gear, can do without a 6th one.  By the way, if you ride with Harleys, watch them shift and extra time and back and then up again time after time.  I'm happy with the 5th gear of the Raider.

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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #8 on: Nov 05, 2012, 01:22:53 PM »
hello all, thanks for your comments.
gives me confidence and encouragement to learn of your experiences.
safe riding,
glarue

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Re: 1,380 miles later...
« Reply #9 on: Nov 05, 2012, 06:33:07 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXf63hQEMQ
Goes to show you it's all on the rider & learning the bike... Do some low speed riding in a parking lot & get a feel for the handleing