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Old 11-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't personally own one, or like Midnights more than stock ones.

But if they aren't more desirable, why do people pay more for them?

While you and I may not like them more, that doesn't mean to a lot of people they aren't more desirable.
I wasn't aware that people pay more for them either.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Last year when everyone was buying the NOS 09's that Yamaha was selling at dealerships, the Midnights were up to 1000 bucks more. Apparently they were selling them for that too, or the price would have dropped.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Disagree that midnights are more desirable. I for one prefer the contrasts that chrome , black and tin colors achieve and think they show off the Warriors lines and features much more than the blacked out version.
Totally Agree!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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im with randy and bruce...but i have no hard data on this. I havent noticed (but also havent been looking for) higher midnight prices in the classified ads for same year warriors
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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you guys are right of course... Opinions being what they are and all, three outnumber one so its clear...

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you guys are right of course... Opinions being what they are and all, three outnumber one so its clear...


annnd 3, well, you know 3..its the magic number.
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Today, 08:02 PM #14 (permalink) LeaderDuece
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Wow. Just wow.

I refuse to sink to this level. You win. Whatever... <quote>


This isn't a competition as I see it. You had said that midnights were " always more desirable" and to me they aren't so I thought I would mention that. Then you also said that you didn't like them better; so you were backing up my point.

Not a big deal .. just an error in your statement that I pointed out my disagreement with.

You're talking to a new guy on here - no need of him thinking that everyone would rather have a midnight ...

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Welcome to the 4m! I think I would go for the 08, All the recalls are incorporated, its got the beefier Drive pully nut, new CPS, newer bike, know the history, etc, etc,

I have a 08, bought it new in 10. I put 25,000 miles in the 1st year. I actually only ride it now when its perfect, so my mileage has dropped and only have 30 k on it.

I actually think the bike "broke in" around 25K.

IMHO anyway you look at it the stock seat is horrible. Its gotta be changed. Corbin Stilletto/Stinger works for me.

I just started to have a battery problem. Well its 5 years old and I had a issue with it cutting out at 80 mph, but these are/were easy fixes.

I guess the only issue is, you will want to modify the bike. It never ends.

Good luck and ask any question.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Wow. Just wow.

I refuse to sink to this level. You win. Whatever... <quote>


This isn't a competition as I see it. You had said that midnights were " always more desirable" and to me they aren't so I thought I would mention that. Then you also said that you didn't like them better; so you were backing up my point.

Not a big deal .. just an error in your statement that I pointed out my disagreement with.

You're talking to a new guy on here - no need of him thinking that everyone would rather have a midnight ...


Fair enough. Which is why I pulled that post. I didn't feel it was appropriate and conveyed the wrong image and statement. I replaced it with something I hoped was a little more humorous and less confrontational.

In my defense, in some locations they do cost more, and are more sought after, which I believe someone else noted in another thread.

But it's not really a key point. It's all a matter of personal opinion.
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Welcome to the best warrior forum on the web. Good luck with the hunt. You won't be sorry no matter what color because it is still a WARRIOR after all!

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