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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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It's time to get the wife another bike. One of her prior bikes was a Yamaha Raider (traded in for a Softail Deluxe). The Deluxe is no longer in the picture and we had been looking at sport touring bikes. In the end, she keeps commenting on her old Raider. Several times I've pointed her towards several Victory cruisers but to no avail. So tonight we are going to look at another Raider we will no doubt end up buying.

The only gripe I had about the bike was the oil change. As much as a pain as a Harley, a bit worse in some ways. The sheer power the bike provides and the resulting riding pleasure makes that chore worth it.
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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink
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32 years of marriage here is my advise


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Get her the Raider. One extra plug wont break your arm if thats what she wants. And because the raider has gear lube in the primary its a much quiter ride without the back lash of the Vic primary gears. Engine oil in the trans, and motor.

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The Queen expects to be chauffeured by someone she has stuff in common with so there is good conversation and a shared experience. Mostly though she settles for me.

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You'd think that the lack of the ability of the general public to do anything for themselves would lead to higher paying jobs for those that do. But it's still the money shufflers who rule our financial roost.

I have nothing against fiddling with things, but I really appreciate when a designer makes it easy on me. Kaw and Vic both seem to have the concept down. Changing the oil in my Warrior wasn't rocket science, but with its dry sump it was a huge PIA compared to the Vic.

As to the primary, my Warrior was nothing more than a fancy bicycle chain running in a bath of oil. Not sure how a chain that stretches over time has less slop than gears that are meshed together.




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You'd think that the lack of the ability of the general public to do anything for themselves would lead to higher paying jobs for those that do. But it's still the money shufflers who rule our financial roost.

I have nothing against fiddling with things, but I really appreciate when a designer makes it easy on me. Kaw and Vic both seem to have the concept down. Changing the oil in my Warrior wasn't rocket science, but with its dry sump it was a huge PIA compared to the Vic.

As to the primary, my Warrior was nothing more than a fancy bicycle chain running in a bath of oil. Not sure how a chain that stretches over time has less slop than gears that are meshed together.
Then why so much slop in the vic. primary? And the new ones are supposed to have 60% less slop. GM engineers?

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Then why so much slop in the vic. primary? And the new ones are supposed to have 60% less slop. GM engineers?
To be honest, lack of lash is one of my favorite features of my Vic. You want some lash, I've got a FJR I'd like you to demo...




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