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Old 12-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Best of my knowledge they only made it in 1600 and shaft driven....NO comparison!! I speak from experience as my previous bike was a Suzuki Marauder 1600 which is the same bike, little more agile and water cooled too..
'02 & '03 Meanies were 1500's. I purchased an '04 first year 1600 and very much liked the bike. True that, Suzuki and Kawi shared the same platform for a couple years.
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I loved the look & rake of the early Meanie's but they were a little slack in the power dept IMO. Still a nice bike that could be had for easy money though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I just sold my 07 Mean Streak last August and replaced the MS with a new 09 Midnight Warrior and imo the warrior is better handling and looks way better plus the Warrior has more ground clearance and weighs 50 lbs less than the MS. A few upgrades that I did to the MS. Kosman 6.25 inch rear wheel, Muzzy pro pipe, Thunder mfg AIK, EJK Gen 3.5 FI Module, Mustang seat, Competition Werkes rear turn signals, Progressive HD rear shocks and Hiway Hawk Cyclone front headlight, steel braided front brake lines. Upgrades to the Warrior, Barons Sport and Nasty slip on and Patrick Racing AIK, license plate elimanator and Comp. Werkes blinkers, Yamaha Speedstar Aik.

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Yes indeed Mean 1700, nice looking bike. Brings back memories. I too had the same air cleaner and had the dealer install a Thunder big bore kit. However, they f****d it up and it kept blowing head gaskets and getting coolant in the oil. Wound up trading it for a used Warrior with 400 mi. on it. Would probably still own it if not for that. The bigger motor, less weight, and belt drive all work to give our Warriors the edge in performance.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Holy thread from the dead, Batman!
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Traded in an 07 Mean Streak for my 09 Warrior.
The Meanie was my wife's bike.....nuff said.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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'02 & '03 Meanies were 1500's. I purchased an '04 first year 1600 and very much liked the bike. True that, Suzuki and Kawi shared the same platform for a couple years.
Thanks for reminding an old man that the first few years were 1500"s, I had totally forgotten that and had no idea they built the later models with a 1700 engine! I had an 04 as well, still have to say it was a fun bike. Do they still make the Mean Streak? I know that Suzuki changed theirs up a bit....M109R which honestly if I had found one in the price range I wanted, we probably wouldn't be on the same forum!! M109R is by far my favorite performance cruiser......sorry guys but the Warrior was my second choice and I must admit I haven't been dissapointed!!
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They never made a 1700. Just a 1500 and a 1600. Maybe you thought "Mean 1700" was an engine size?

Anyway, you can't seriously like the M109? It's an all plastic tub that blows drive shafts and handles like a Studabaker.
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They never made a 1700. Just a 1500 and a 1600. Maybe you thought "Mean 1700" was an engine size?

Anyway, you can't seriously like the M109? It's an all plastic tub that blows drive shafts and handles like a Studabaker.
Yeah I know I just like the lines of the bike. But after buying the Warrior I must say, it has become my favorite!!! I probably will never own a shaft driven bike, well at least nothing other than the Geezer Glide Goldwing but that's after I age a bit more!!
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Dude. I am that age, and I pray that I never "act my age!" and get the GGW! Give me my Warrior and an open sidewinding back road. Can't wait until a warm day. I am taking it out even this Winter!
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