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New Raider in Las Vegas!
« on: Nov 03, 2012, 01:06:29 PM »
Hello guys,

Yes, my turn to be a very proud owner of this 2009 Raven Raider bought 2 weeks ago!
Thank you all for all the great infos/input in this forum!
I just sold a 2007 Warrior to my ridding buddy and just love this new Beast!! Although I miss its handling, the beauty of the Raider land a smile on my face all the time!! and compliments all the time here in Las Vegas, especially the ladies, that makes the Warrior invisible! lol
It is the dream bike for me: air cooled, EFI, belt, aluminum frame, strong breaking/handling, that was it for me.

I already cleaned the license bracket, put new tires (Dunlop Elite3 240) and installed a backrest (ugly but no choice if I want to enjoy riding more than 20mn).
I will install the progressive front springs and the 465 1" lower to improve comfort! (the Raider is a bit rougher than the Warrior).
I have 2 mods in mind (hope it's ok to talk about it here?):

- add a tachometer (weird to ride without one for me) and wonder which one you guys know and would fit:
http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-electronic-parts-mini-chrome-electronic-tach-tachometer-49-3374.html  or
http://www.dragspecialties.com/products/?productId=53197
(I want a LED baclit).

- and which fuel management you would go with the Vegas heat, between the auto tune of Cobra or Power Commander 5 (the Warrior had the PC3, no problems but I wonder about the auto tune set up?). Cobra swept installed already. I will add the K&N air filter if not in already since removing the air box for an air kit makes oil spill a bit on the back cylinder with the heat in the summer.

Great forum,
Thank you all!
Alex  :)
« Last Edit: Nov 03, 2012, 01:15:08 PM by MyClone »


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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 03, 2012, 01:39:20 PM »
Welcome and congrats from Navarre, FL!

As far as tach?  I've lived without a tach for several bikes/several years....nice to have but not a necessity..

Fuel control:  Many owners have the new Cobra Pro autotune...I have a PCV and am happy.  With my choice, I can either tune using an existing fuel map, tune via dyno, add an Autotune kit, or swap to the Cobra...happy with choice one (existing map) at this point.  Anyway lots and lots of posts on the subject so poke around....

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 03, 2012, 01:47:05 PM »
Welcome from Oregon :)
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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 03, 2012, 01:57:19 PM »
Welcome. I run the PCV and recently installed a Cobra tach.

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 03, 2012, 02:16:37 PM »
Welcome From good old Syracuse NY and to our forum, great bunch of guys here and a wealth of knowledge.
Once you start looking around you will see some great mods done on some awesome bikes, which will inspire you and give you some ideas of your own to do to your ride.

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 03, 2012, 02:19:11 PM »
Welcome from NW Oklahoma!

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #6 on: Nov 03, 2012, 04:36:31 PM »
Welcome and congrats from Alberta. I installed the Cobra tach last year and really like it.
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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 03, 2012, 09:28:16 PM »
Welcome from Minnesota!

Here is my Cobra tach with custom plate.

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #8 on: Nov 04, 2012, 12:03:40 AM »
Welcome fellow Sin City Raider rider. Enjoy that ride maybe ill see u out and about

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #9 on: Nov 04, 2012, 12:13:25 AM »
Welcome from Yuma, AZ and congrats on the new sled.

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 04, 2012, 03:58:10 AM »
congrats and welcome from sarnia ontario

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 04, 2012, 08:35:26 AM »
Welcome from Phoenix, AZ!!!
  

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #12 on: Nov 04, 2012, 01:07:02 PM »
Welcome Alex,

I am finishing my deployment and should be back in Vegas by the end of the week.  If you wanna go ride shoot me a message sometime.

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2012, 06:44:32 PM »
Welcome aboard from Manhattan, Ks.  I will visiting your fair city mid May. Maybe we can ride one of the days.

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Re: New Raider in Las Vegas!
« Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2012, 06:50:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum from southern Colorado.  And, congratulations on your Raider.  It tends to keep a smile on your face.