to the forums and to the Midnight Club!
I'm a fellow Midnight Warrior myself...2005!
WOW![:0]Looks like Yamaha decided to delete the Warrior badges on the tank for 2008 and just go with STAR. Or does it say Warrior somewhere!? Oh well...Most usually remove the tank badges and any other emblems. Me! I wear my badges proudly!![^]
So you want suggestions! Ok...Then...You ask for it...
First, I'd get rid of the rather large plastic rear fender extension. I went with the Baron License Plate Mount...Really cleaned up the rear of the bike.
Next, remove ALL the reflectors...Front, rear, wherever they put them on the 2008. Also remove ALL of the "Warning" labels...Like the one of the gas tank, swing arm and anywhere else Yamaha stuck those darn labels.
Next, remove the rear passenger seat and passenger pegs. The Warrior is meant to be rode solo! She's a gunfighter...Not a girl hauler...Although be prepared to attract and get plenty of attention from the ladies. Hey! You can always put the seat and pegs back on if you decide to take your woman for a ride, or you pick up some HOT! chick.[/emoticons/emotion-5.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
Ok...Going BIG now...Lose the water heater exhaust...It's your choice what exhaust you go with, but find one that you will like the looks of, sound of and that will give you the performance that you and the Warrior want. There's a whole lot of options out there...My personal choice and favorite are the Samson Shogun series pipes....But a lot of guys like the ProPipe...Some like the BigShots...Personally I don't like any pipes that cover up the rear of the bike. The Warrior looks so much better with the rear uncovered!
Once you change out the exhaust, you might as well change the air intake. I have the Baron BIG Air Kit (BAK) but plan to switch over the Churchkey's VBAK. Look around here for the link to his kit...There are other kits available as well...
One thing I'll mention is that you may want to consider a Power Commander once you change your exhaust and air intake. It's not necessary, but it'll make it a lot easier to fine tune your Warrior.
Oh...Almost forgot...Add an AIS Block Kit to the list, as well...It'll help lessen the pops and backfire. Won't eliminate it totally, but will help some...
Moving on...Switch the handlebars...Go with whatever you feel will be comfortable to you. I have the Yamaha Double T FAT bars...Powdercoated them black to match the bike...
And for the love of God...Lower that darn thing...Nothing looks sweeter then a slammed Warrior. You can go with the old "Flip & Grind" method (Doesn't cost a thing) and get a lowering kit (Can be pricey).
As for the rest...It's basically up to you and what you want...Personlize the bike...Make it your own...
I do admit that a FAT rear tire kit and custom wheels would be a good choice.
Ok...That's it...For now anyway...[/emoticons/emotion-5.gif]
Good luck with your new ride and congratulation on the new addition to the family. You're going to love her more and more as each day passes.[/emoticons/emotion-1.gif]
P.S. Sorry for the long reply...I'm waiting for the turkey to cook!![/emoticons/emotion-4.gif]
Mark aka Mad Man