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48 years old and 37 motorcycles later - this is my first post on this board. Seriously considering a Warrior but don't know anyone that actually has one. Been doing a lot of reading, and found this board.... currently own a Harley Road King, and a Sportster. In the past couple years we have owned a VTX, V-Star, ZR-7, YZF-R6, FXDC, and a Triumph Speedmaster.

Really looking for a sporty bike that I can actually ride, not like that YZF-R6 we had. [/emoticons/emotion-5.gif]

The only thing that concerned me is that the Warrior is a push-rod bike - I am painfully aware of that particular design.

Am rural and 95% of my riding is two-lane roads.

Any suggestions?

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Welcome, in my opinion the warrior is the best bike on the market. and i have owned 2 Harleys and 2 crotchrockets. Is not the fastest bike out there, BUT is the easiest to Mod to go fast. Also it handles better than any cruiser on the market and believe it would probably have better handling than some of the low end "crotch rockets" not to mention pretty comfortable to boot, not as comfortable as your Roadking, but with a little work can be just as comfortable as. As for your concerns with it being a push rod, the warrior isnt like a Harley in that regard. it doesnt leak, you can run it into the ground with no problems what so ever. from being on this site, i have only seen or heard of one bike who's engine crapped out, and it wasnt even the engines fault from my understanding. As for being in a Rural area, i think the warrior would be best suited, but i am a wee bit biased......
 

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kballowe,

Get the Warrior! [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]

I searched for almost 2-1/2 years and looked at just about every bike there is out on the market. Finally narrowed it down to the Honda VTX 1800 and the YAMAHA Road Star Warrior. After several months of milling over the pros and cons of both bikes, I finally chose the Warrior. And haven't been disappointed...I LOVE MY WARRIOR!! [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]



And the more and more I ride it...The more I fall in love with it...

Only issues that I have experienced with my Warrior is I had to re-wire the rear tail light and I had a coil wire come loose. Other than those two minor issues, I haven't had any other problems. Knock on wood... [/emoticons/emotion-5.gif]

Mark aka Mad Man
 

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I`m real happy with mine. Welcome to the forum. OLD GUY!!! I`m 49 years old come on help me out here,he he/emoticons/emotion-1.gif
 

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I got an old '83 ElectraGlide (Shovelhead) that leaks at the primary but the Harleys that I've owned in the past ten years or so haven't leaked a drop. Change is good. Still, they are short in the power department, especially considering the engine displacement.

I'm not looking for a touring bike, but I want to be reasonable comfortable for rides of 100 miles or so. Just need a place to strap on a bag - maybe a small rear rack of some kind. No bags for this puppy. Mostly for rides of 50 miles or less.

Now, do you get a lot of wind? The reason I ask is that I had to add a flyscreen to my Sportster. At 70 mph, the blast in the chest made it interesting..... The Triumph was nothing like that, nor was anything else I've ridden.

OK, and what's the first thing that everyone changes?

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quote:Originally posted by JimB

Good. Another 48 year old. Same vintage as me.



Hey Senior Chief.....[/emoticons/emotion-5.gif]

I joined in 1976 (USMC) and after eight years went into the Reserves, then the Navy Reserves.

MARINE - My A$$ Is Riding In Navy Equipment.
 

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We're not biased at all---get the Warrior!! Seriously, I've taken mine down some gnarly country dirt roads and the long wheelbase has really helped out. I just had to prematurely clean my K&Ns!! Obviously it's not a GS1200 or KTM Adventure:} It's also very nimble for its size. With decent tires ie Avon Azaros, I'd be confident in it being an excellent choice for country riding. I don't think the pushrod design is an issue since it only revs to 5200 rpm. First thing I changed was dumping the AIS. Good practice mod!! Oh yes, my Chase Harper 1560 magnetic tank bag works very well.
 

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The Warrior's push rod design is done right, don't compare it to the old Harleys (it came out wrong but you guys know what I mean). The design is solid and it has the look. Plus its very rideable in the straights and the twisties. Its most fun from a standing stop and it handles very well at speed. The only hassle is all the babes checking out your bike every time. Huh, did I actually say that?
 

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I am older guy too and I was headed to the Goldwing or Valkyrie for comfort. I considered the Valkyrie because of the hype about power and comfort nearly equal to the Goldwing and a whole lot less money. I test rode the Valkyrie and the Warrior the same day. The Warrior won out by a landside. The power just wasn't there compared to my Bandit 1200. The Warrior on the other hand has nearly the handling performance of my 2000 Suzuki Bandit and feels a lot more comfortable on this creaky body. The Warrior has more low end grunt than the Bandit. Plus the mods available and the guys and gals on this site make many things possible to do yourself and improve an already great bike. Peace.
 

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Welcome Kid! We all think you'll love the Warrior. 100 miles on 2 lane, won't even break a sweat. Even with the stock seat.

Most change out the pipe first. Then a bunch of small DIY mods, Big Air kit of some sort, bars grips etc, then a seat (but they are getting more expensive now, Corbin has been pushing up their prices)
 

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Welcome to the forum. If you are where I think you are, you have I55, I70 and (I40 something), but I think you will find the 2 lanes very enjoyable on a Warrior. Unless I'm looking to get somewhere fast I prefer the two lane and the Warrior just cruises right along. The duel touring seat by Corbin once its broke in to fit you will be as comfortable as the Roadking IMO. Hope to be able to congrats soon and welcome you and your bike to the fold.
 

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I have been a Harley fan all my life and was completly sold on geting a fat boy or road king (the wife loves to ride with me). I wasnt even thinking of another bike until I saw the Warrior at the local dealer a year or so ago. I lurked around this site for a while and tried to get as much info as I could. Then took one for a test ride in July this year and was HOOKED! I couldnt beleive the tourque off the line this thing has.

Its not the most comfortable cruiser out there. But its not intended to be. Its a sport cruiser. It has alot of ground clearance, it has a very sporty suspension and can handle just about anything twisty thrown at it. Alot of the members here have picture of themselves riding at Rt 149 (The Dragon). Do a search and youll find tone of pics. I dont know any other cruiser that can get this low and still stay stable through a turn.
 

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OLD OLD ???
your not old your a average aged man in this forum.
We are all between 30 and 50 around here...

Welcome to the forum and enjoy shopping around if i had to make the choice i would go warrior all over again.
 

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Hmmmmmmm. Now see what all ya'all did? I'm heading to Abernathy's in Tennessee this weekend.

Talked to the wife about it last night and she's happy.

I'm a lucky dog.
 

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dude143a, lets up the age to 51 from me. Welcome to the 4um kballowe!

37 bikes, my gosh you must have the edge on most of us with pure experience in the riding department. With that you sure do have a lot to compare to the ride and power of the Warrior.

I am a rookie in the experience dept. Although I can say looks, power and dependibility and cost were at the top of my list while shopping for me 51st birthday present. I boiled it down to the VTX1800, the Fatboy, and the Warrior. The cost of the Fatboy took it out of the running. And before I could road test the VTX, I found and fell in love with Warrior which had a few mods to it which made it even more attractive to me. That was it. I put 4k miles on it this past year "so far" and smile from ear to ear every time I get on it or look out in my garage.

Sides, almost 10k 4um members and a wealth of knowledge here....can't go wrong!!!

Enjoy and ride in control man!
 
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