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Quick jaunt out west, north and back - June 12, 2011, 10:58 AM

I'm stretching out the legs on a possible new streetbike. My wife and I are going to be at the Sheetz on 50 out by South Riding at around 1230. Going to take it west to 15, turn north, take some back roads to Harpers Ferry, then go through Maryland on 340, find 15 and head back south through Leesburg, find Evergreen Mills and swing back to 606 and then home.

Ride time expected to be around 2-3 hours max.

Pace is low to moderate. I'm on a (not mine) Yamaha Warrior and my wife is on a Vulcan 1500.

Will stop for gas as needed (this tank is tiny), maybe a snack or ice cream in Harpers Ferry.

All riders welcome(noobs encouraged). We will do our best to dodge the rain if there is any.

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June 12, 2011, 05:00 PM

Just saw this. Damn. Hope you guys had a good ride.


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June 12, 2011, 05:05 PM

You are riding on the street!


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June 12, 2011, 05:20 PM

Hope you all had fun, had to miss the day of riding b/c of sick kid... I would have met you for this.

let me know if you want to learn more about the Warrior, great bike. Check out rswarrior.com, they have good info on that machine.


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Warriors are fun... still leaning towards a Night Rod though...


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June 12, 2011, 06:38 PM

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Warriors are fun... still leaning towards a Night Rod though...
I saw an amazing looking yellow night rod with black stripe at the Hd dealer in Frederick

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June 12, 2011, 09:48 PM

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Hope you all had fun, had to miss the day of riding b/c of sick kid... I would have met you for this.

let me know if you want to learn more about the Warrior, great bike. Check out rswarrior.com, they have good info on that machine.
Thanks man, we did. We ended up doing an abridged Point of Rocks ride with some good MD roads and some northern Lovettsville thrown in. Sheets MTO ftw as well.

I wasn't opposed to the Warrior, and it is defintitely a "performance cruiser", but I found that it did have some shortcomings. It's a bit short in the leg department, but I'm assuming it's like that becasue of the super pimp not stock alligator seat the owner has on it. This specific bike got comments everywhere we parked, and it looks great, the owner has done the chrome thing very well with how it currently sits. It does have some great pep to it, but I found that it sure could use another gear up top. The front forks are NOT adjustable R6 style forks like I thought, they have NO adjustability from what I could see. The brakes work great, have two calipers for the front rotors and are R6 like in their appearance. The suspension seems to lean more towards the firm side than the plush. The bike flicks pretty well for having a 200 rear tire. Most of the hard parts are up high enough that it requires a bit to get stuff to drag. Good thing the footpegs do flip up though.

It's fun to ride for short to moderate distances so far. I'm still on the fence about committing to a longer than 2 hour saddle session at this point.

I am considering a few other models to fill the void in my garage at the moment, but this particular model has a lot of potential.


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Nice review.

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Nice review.

...I think I'll send you a Yamaha shirt... that way you'll have to buy a Yamaha bike to match it.
Ha! Thanks man! I wonder if the Ducati, Honda, Suzuki or Harley reps would consider the same!

I've already got 3 Yammi's, a Kawi and a Suzuki in the garage. I dunno if I can get any more tuning forks in there. Besides, I'm waiting to use all of your dealer rep juice for when it comes time to build an R6 from planet kickass.


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....It does have some great pep to it, but I found that it sure could use another gear up top. The front forks are NOT adjustable R6 style forks like I thought, they have NO adjustability from what I could see. The brakes work great, have two calipers for the front rotors and are R6 like in their appearance. The suspension seems to lean more towards the firm side than the plush. The bike flicks pretty well for having a 200 rear tire. Most of the hard parts are up high enough that it requires a bit to get stuff to drag. Good thing the footpegs do flip up though.

It's fun to ride for short to moderate distances so far. I'm still on the fence about committing to a longer than 2 hour saddle session at this point.
Front end is a modified R1, not R6. For improved setup there the entire front can be swapped out with a full R1 adjustable front end. Which is in the plans for me. The only modification needed is a new axle hub assembly to put the Warrior wheel/tire back in place.

As for the lack of 6th gear, probably the biggest 'complaint' of owners, but in the hills, no one cares, that gear is really only used over 70 on the freeway.

Your dead on for the seat time. 2 - 3 hours is about my limit with the stock saddle, anything more and it becomes painful.


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