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Greetings to everyone on the forum. I happened to stumble upon this site while browsing around on the internet and decided to join up after looking through some of the posts. I am sure everyone has their own story about how they came about to be Warrior owners; here's mine.

I used to own a 2004 Yamaha R1; it was a fun bike of course, but not much fun on long rides. Anyway, a bunch of us decided to go out riding one Saturday and we rode pretty much all day from 9am until 6pm...it was the single-most miserable riding experience of my life. Everyone else was riding on Harleys or Goldwings or some sort or cruiser and I was the only one on a crotch rocket. By day's end, my ass and forearms were killing me. That pretty much sunk it - I had to get rid of the R1 if I was ever going to go out on a long ride like that again. Went to the dealer where I had originally bought the R1 and immediately fell in love with the looks and the feel of the Warrior. I traded in the R1 and couldn't be happier.

So far I have gotten rid of the ugly water heater and now have Samson shorty-slashers and a PC III installed. There's lots and lots of other things I would love to do, but for now I am content. I just need to get a rear brake relocator so I can get rid of that bracket. [xx(]

The only thing I can think of that is somewhat annoying with this bike is the random backfiring I get on upshifts; beyond that I love this ride! It's comfortable, it rides smooth, and I can't believe how deep I can lean it in corners; I've already scraped my heels without even thinking about it. Hope to get involved in lots of discussions on this board and maybe learn a few things about this bike.
 

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Welcome to the forum. About that rear reservoir bracket, here's something to consider: http://rswarrior.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7208&SearchTerms=diss,reservoir
 

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Hmm I'm not sure I can converse with a Marine person migh violate Army regs. I'm just kidding, welcome aboard. This is the best forum I have ever been apart of.
 

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Congrats on finding us and the Warrior. We are a nice amiable group. We even allow well manered Marines to join. [/emoticons/emotion-1.gif]

To cut down on the backfiring an AIS blockoff will help.
 

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Welcome to the 4M brother. Like skeeterwholf said, removing the AIS may help with your backfiring, but not necessarily. It didn't on my bike, but in combination with a good map for your PCIII, that should definitely help.

Under another circumstance I might say your running lean, but since I just went through this it sounds to me like your running a bit rich, check your pipes for excessive black exhaust residue, just run your finger around the inside of the tail pipe. White = lean, black = rich. Then see if you can find a better map, or have a custom map done. Can be a bit pricey though.
 

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quote:Originally posted by RkyMtnWarrior

check your pipes for excessive black exhaust residue, just run your finger around the inside of the tail pipe. White = lean, black = rich.


Well, I run 100 octane and the residue in the pipes is always white. Whenever I have run 93 octane, the residue gets blacker. I don't know what that means but that's what happens.
 

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quote:Originally posted by The_Bear

Congrats on finding us and the Warrior. We are a nice amiable group. We even allow well manered Marines to join. [/emoticons/emotion-1.gif]

To cut down on the backfiring an AIS blockoff will help.


Well it's a good thing that I'm a former Marine then and not active anymore otherwise I would be in trouble. [}/emoticons/emotion-1.gif]

Thanks for the idea on the AIS blockoff mod; it's something I will keep in mind.
 

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Welcome to the Forum.......First advice I would give you is to stop wasting your $$$$ on 100 octane for the Warrior. She does not need it.
 

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quote:Originally posted by DarkStar

Welcome to the Forum.......First advice I would give you is to stop wasting your $$$$ on 100 octane for the Warrior. She does not need it.


Oh I know she doesn't need 100 octane...I just like the smell of it when it runs through her [/emoticons/emotion-1.gif]

Now if its something that's going to eventually damage the bike then of course I will stop. Please let me know if that is the situation.
 

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welcome, I see you totally didn't get rid of your R1, I think the front forks and a few items come off the R1, correct me guys if I'm wrong. I like the the big mirror for a muffler, well maybe for now,
 
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