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As with many of the Warrior newbies who post here, I too have a couple questions that should be fairly quick in easy and thanks in advance for all who respond. As a former FJR owner and member of FJRowners.com, I know these questions can get old for the "old-timers."

1) What do you use to bungee or tie-down stuff to the back seat? I ride to work and would like to bungee my shoulder bag on the back seat. No such luck on the Warrior. What is anyone doing? Does an outfit offer something?

2) Anyone using a tank bag out there? If so, does your bag get picked up by the wind starting at about 80+ mph? And, are you getting any rub on the tank? Immediately after picking up my bike and doing the break in, I did a 1600 mile ride over a weekend with my Joe Rocket tank bag that I had on my FJR. For some reason (probably explained on here) the left side kept getting pick up by the wind. Rather annoying. BTW...I am riding with the Blvd shield.

3) Coming off a S/T, I miss having my legs under me on the longer rides. I like the more forward controls of the Warrior compared to the FJR overall, but man I would really like to bring my legs back into a more standard riding position sometimes. Anyone mount some type of pegs closer to under the seat for this type of position?

4) Any throttle lock suggestions for this particular bike? Any mods necessary to install? I used the Vista-Cruise on the FJR and had to modify the unit.

5) Lastly, I am a peg scraper. The one thing I knew I would miss from my FJR is the sport bike handling and cornering. Any suggestions for the stock suspension adjustments and any that go beyond the stock suspension adjustments? Anyone out there riding with the sport bike or possibly FJR crowd and hit it in the corners?

...I know, I know. Your first response is probably go and get your FJR back. I have been eyeing the Warrior for a couple of years and decided to make the switch. Picked her up on 7/6 and already have 2200 miles on the clock. This is one great bike.

Again, I appreciate and thank you for any feedback.

TIA...
 

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One more quick one...

What do you do with the rear fender and passenger seat holes when you take the passenger seat off and ride just with the solo seat. How do you cover the holes up?
 

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I just let my girlfriend hold all our stuff - My bike looks WAY to cool to put bags on it [8D]


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1. The Hooker. Trust me, its awesome
2 Yes, Nelson-Rigg standard bag, and no it hasn't flown off even at 125.
3. None as of yet.
4. Lots use the Vista Cruise on the Warriors as well.
5. That's me. See my bike gallery for suggestions on how to set-up your bike for corners. Or PM me for details.

Welcome and enjoy your Warrior. It is an awesome ride.

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Plug them with little black automotive plugs. Looks pretty good IMO.
 

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What do you do with the rear fender and passenger seat holes when you take the passenger seat off and ride just with the solo seat. How do you cover the holes up?


Mustang fender bib. it covers the holes, when you have the solo seat on.
as far as cornering. i think oliver said that the 02's footpeg brackets sit a little higher than 04-up plus you can modify the dog bones like Xharleyrdr did and raise the bike for even more cornering clearance. all in all the warrior has the most lean angle of a cruiser, just remember it is still a cruiser. have fun
 

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1 Corbin Rumble seat, I have a Hooker, but have never used it.
2 Never used a tank bag, too cheap to buy one, just tie my stuff to the rear of the rumble seat
3 I find myself since I've had my Z1000, that I will use the rear passenger pegs for awhile.
4 never used one back to being too cheap, I've done 13 hours just kept my hand on it.
5 I'm lame.

Welcome and congrats on the new bike.
 

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#1 see this topic on Bungee nuts

http://www.rswarrior.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38630&SearchTerms=bungee+nuts

It's what I use and they work great.
 

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Thanks all. Pls keep the suggestions coming. I will look into the $15 Hooker to hold my stuff, but they go for a bit more around here. See what I can get.

Jon...I did some searches and yes...been reading a while. This is a great site with a very easy to use search.

DFW...I may need to pick up a different tank bag, but I have my Autocom gear wired into the bag, so I hate to rewire everything into a new bag. Does the R1 front end make a huge difference? Have you done anything else to the suspension other than raise it...stiffer spring...different shock such as a Wilbers?

Anyone running the two piece Joe Rocket Sport tank bag? If so, let me know what you are doing so it does fly up in the wind above 80mph.

Mustang Fender bib...thanks WannaB. I will check that out. And, oh yeah...I have already been reminded this is still a cruiser as great a bike it is. Hit a few twisties a bit too hard. No ABS too. That was a wake up. '02 footpeg brackets higher...? I will have to look into that. I would love to pick up a nicer pair of footpegs, but I would have the chrome scraped off in 5 minutes. Already have the feelers ground down after 3 weeks.

lagalaxy8...have you run a Corbin Dual Tour and compared it to the Corbin Rumble? Is so, any feedback? I ordered passenger peg relocater kit today primarily to bring the passenger pegs down so I can do that more comfortably.

Cat Daddy...that is perfect! I will pick some of those up this weekend and get them on.

Again, thanks for the welcome and suggestions all.
 

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I gotta ask...what is AIS removal or block? I have read this everywhere on this site.

Lots of info about VBak and PR BAK. Any comarison of these to the Speed set...from Yamaha. I copied the following from the Yamaha site: "Billet two-piece Velocity Stacks offer the best airflow for the ultimate in performance and output. Includes pre-filters for limited air filtration."

Lastly, what about the air intake/cleaner? Again, there is a lot of information about the BAK's, but very little that I found on the actual air intake/cleaner. Is the stock just fine?

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Welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!!![/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]I Use bungeenuts I replaced all four fender bolts with these I got Them from Jc whittney THey work great.I also have a cortech mini tank bag cortech bags and tail bag .The tank bag works great Just make sure the bottom is real clean so you dont get any scrathes.I think i paid 200 for all the bags bungge nuts 10 bucks.Hopefully that helps[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
 

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Once you install the BAK the air cleaner becomes cosmetic. I left mine on to help scoop some air under the tank to feed the BAK. At least that's what I think it's doing.
 

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I use a back pack, Jansport syncline 38, doesn't look big but can hold an 18 pack of beer! put spikes in the holes on the back fender, buy a lot of cheap foot pegs and don't get an exhaust that scrapes. Yammi does make some very easy on and off bags. I read every thread on this site, only took about six months! Good luck and welcome!!
 

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Yea, I don't use my hooker much either. She gets expensive.

quote:Originally posted by lagalaxy8

1 Corbin Rumble seat, I have a Hooker, but have never used it.
2 Never used a tank bag, too cheap to buy one, just tie my stuff to the rear of the rumble seat
3 I find myself since I've had my Z1000, that I will use the rear passenger pegs for awhile.
4 never used one back to being too cheap, I've done 13 hours just kept my hand on it.
5 I'm lame.

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quote:Originally posted by fasterred

As with many of the Warrior newbies who post here, I too have a couple questions that should be fairly quick in easy and thanks in advance for all who respond. As a former FJR owner and member of FJRowners.com, I know these questions can get old for the "old-timers."
1) What do you use to bungee or tie-down stuff to the back seat? I ride to work and would like to bungee my shoulder bag on the back seat. No such luck on the Warrior. What is anyone doing? Does an outfit offer something?


I tie things to my easybracket posts. They work nicely whether I have my saddlebags on or not.

2) Anyone using a tank bag out there? If so, does your bag get picked up by the wind starting at about 80+ mph? And, are you getting any rub on the tank? Immediately after picking up my bike and doing the break in, I did a 1600 mile ride over a weekend with my Joe Rocket tank bag that I had on my FJR. For some reason (probably explained on here) the left side kept getting pick up by the wind. Rather annoying. BTW...I am riding with the Blvd shield.

I have used a tank bag on a regular basis for years. To my knowledge I haven't scratched a tank yet, but you have to be pretty careful with the magnets. They can sometimes pick up metal fragments.

3) Coming off a S/T, I miss having my legs under me on the longer rides. I like the more forward controls of the Warrior compared to the FJR overall, but man I would really like to bring my legs back into a more standard riding position sometimes. Anyone mount some type of pegs closer to under the seat for this type of position?
On some long stretches in open highway, I have locked the throttle down & layed on the tank with my legs towards the back of the bike. You have to be moving pretty fast for it to work, but if you're up over 80mph or so, the wind will hold your feet up. It's probably a bit dangerous though. Some rearset pegs would be a good way to go.

4) Any throttle lock suggestions for this particular bike? Any mods necessary to install? I used the Vista-Cruise on the FJR and had to modify the unit.
I use the vista cruise on both my superhawk and my warrior. It's ugly, cheap, and functional.

5) Lastly, I am a peg scraper. The one thing I knew I would miss from my FJR is the sport bike handling and cornering. Any suggestions for the stock suspension adjustments and any that go beyond the stock suspension adjustments? Anyone out there riding with the sport bike or possibly FJR crowd and hit it in the corners?

Yes. I've scraped my peg feelers completely off, and will probably have to replace my pegs pretty soon. Got some scrapes on the frame too, but I've toned my riding down a bit since then. I once followed a R6 through the twisties and was scraping my pegs at over 80mph....that's one of the things I don't necessarily recommend doing, but it was fun at the time.

...I know, I know. Your first response is probably go and get your FJR back. I have been eyeing the Warrior for a couple of years and decided to make the switch. Picked her up on 7/6 and already have 2200 miles on the clock. This is one great bike.

Again, I appreciate and thank you for any feedback.

TIA...
 

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Oh, by the way, I did have mine blow off once at about 110, and almost came off at about 85 on a really windy day. I use a chase harper, and I only use the magnets to hold it down. The bag came with a strap too, but I have no idea where that is.
 
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