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Hello, I am thinking of getting a 2002 warrior with 10,000 miles on it? I currently ride a vstar 650, is the warrior going to be too much bike for me? I sat on it and it felt good and sounds great. they are asking 7500 is that too much? Help me out on if this is too much of a jump from a 650cc and a good price

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it is a substantial jump that is for sure!! my Gal has a VSTAR1100 and there really is no comparison. if you get it just becareful till you get use to it. 7500 sounds fair. does it have any mods? exhaust? pcIII? stacks?
 

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It has vance hines pipes as far as i could tell, it sounded nice ,i was just worried about the jump in cc's. I do ride slow not a speed freak but find my 650 lacking in power. And for me the warrior fit me like a glove and didn't feel heavy. I have yet to put it in gear but it seems like a hot bike. anything I should be wary about on the 2002 model?
 

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So, you're not a speed freak? Well, wait until you get a warrior - that'll alllllll change[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][^]
 

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things to consider on the 02's. make sure the recall has been done. if it hasnt get him to drop price then go get you some go fast goodies and have the dealership install them for free and get the recall work done.....
 

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Sounds like a reasonable price to me. V&H are the best performing pipes. Would you happen to be able to get some pics, that way we could tell you what mods are visable. Even though, a Warrior with 10,000miles on it for that price is pretty good around here if it were bone stock....

The 2002 are pretty much the same bike as its later brothers, with one exception that it has had the tranny recall. As though has the 2003's. And I would emagine any 2004 bikes that weren't cought before assemble. Not to worry though, it won't change a thing. Just make sure that it has been done. A lot of the fella's that had the recall done have done upgrades internal(HC pistons, cam, gear swap, port & tune, etc.), so ask about that also.
 

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hmmmm...I waz offerd $3,000.00 for mine...it has V/H pipes and is an '03 with appr. that many miles.....of course mine is a boat anchor...u might find one cheaper..u be the judge if u feel ok about that price buy it...........
 

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$7500 seems like a lot to me, for an '02 with more than 10,000 miles on the ticker. with a few mods, it might be worth it. I agree with Darkstar, I wouldn't pay more than $6500. I recently picked up my '02 last September for $7200 with only 3031 miles.

The Warrior will be good to you, just like any bike, as long as you respect her, no matter what bike you are coming from.

Good luck.
 

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I JUST picked up a bike of my own, and paid very little for it. $7750 to be exact. You can see in my profile what i got with it. I really do feel bad sometimes.....but then i get on and wrap the throttle and all is happy again.

The jump in CC's will be very noticable but if you are careful and not crazy you should be fine. Just like someone said above, take it easy until you get used it, and still be careful with it. The power on this bike will still sometimes surprise me.

Once you get the bike take a MSF course, that will help you quite a bit to get to know your bike. Or you can be like me and go 850 miles your first day with it, along I-40.
 

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not at all, its all in the twist.
I went from a Suzuki 350 DR to a warrior, and while it quiet a jump. it was no problem
 

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First bike I've ever owned. [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif] Didn't want to waste time and moolah by getting a smaller bike to learn on. Sure it scared the crap outta me the first week of riding. Just gotta control the beast!! [/emoticons/emotion-5.gif] As for the $$$ for the bike, have to agree with Darkstar. Go for $6500ish. One, you'll need more money to finish modding the bike to your liking. Two, how hard did that rider ride her for those 10,000. If he/she was like any of the members here, you might need some new tires, pegs, brake pads, blah blah blah to make it feel new for ya. Are the performance mods done? What kind of seat is on it? Stock or does it come with a Mustang or Corbin? Will you need peg extensions? Do you need a sissy for a rider? Catch my drift. The less $$$ you can get it for, the more you'll have to make it your own. Mine, '03 w/ 1500 miles for $9,000. Came with Speed* 2-1-2 pipe, windshild, Cruiselite saddlebag system. I've made comfort mods first, engine next year. Can check out my gallery to see prices for mods I've done. Good luck. [8D]
 

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thanks for the help guys, I did take the msf course in 04 so I have experience. I will try to talk the dealer way down as it does seem overpriced. This would be my third bike i ever owned. I had a 250 ninja, now a 2003 yamaha cruiser. I just don't want to waste money modding the **** out if it if I am going to just sell it.
 

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Thats not a terrible price. I paid 8200 for mine last July. 02 with 4500 miles, Yammi risers and drag bar, samson street sweepers, and shaved rear signals (integrated into tail light).

I would try to work them down to 6900. If not, buy one from the forum's classifieds. Good deals in there usually.
 

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One without the recall work would be worth more to me than one that had. If it hasn't been done you could possibly get some free labor and use it for upgrades.

quote:Originally posted by dfwrswarrior04

things to consider on the 02's. make sure the recall has been done. if it hasnt get him to drop price then go get you some go fast goodies and have the dealership install them for free and get the recall work done.....
 

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quote:Originally posted by JamesD

One without the recall work would be worth more to me than one that had. If it hasn't been done you could possibly get some free labor and use it for upgrades.

quote:Originally posted by dfwrswarrior04

things to consider on the 02's. make sure the recall has been done. if it hasnt get him to drop price then go get you some go fast goodies and have the dealership install them for free and get the recall work done.....



I would agree too!

I came from a Honda Shadow 600. I won't be going back[/emoticons/emotion-4.gif]
 

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Originally posted by JamesD

One without the recall work would be worth more to me than one that had. If it hasn't been done you could possibly get some free labor and use it for upgrades.

So true James,

Finding an 02 before the recall would be a sweet find!
 

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Maybe this will help. I bought my warrior having never even been on a motorcycle in my life. I took a training class and was on my way. Its not too
much bike for you. Once you get on it you will find the bike is very easy to ride, but yes you do have to respect it. The bike is probably more intimidating at low speeds because of the weight, but you just have to get used to it. Good luck!
 

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I don't think it's too much bike...then again, I come from a sportbike background...(600cc) but it's not the size that I had to get used to, it's the feeling of the pegs scraping everywhere, hehehe... Can't exactly lean it as much as I used to, but it still handles great for a cruiser.

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