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Old 01-16-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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Had one of those Saturday mornings where the classifieds were calling my name for some reason. I recently sold my 02' RT and will be ordering a new sport tourer this summer. The wife does not really like to ride on the 950S that much so I thought what the hell. I have never owned a cruiser or power cruiser if you will so let's go take a look in the ole paper. Well needless to say within a few minutes this add jumped out at me. 05' Midnight Warrior for a great deal less than the Yammy shop wants. Call the guy and ask the usual questions, ever been down ?, garaged ?, how many miles ? HUH? How many ? 535 miles. There is no K behind that is there? No. Not even had its first service. I will be right over. These photos are in my driveway not his If that tells you what happened. Had about a 30 mile ride home on the highway. Pretty comfy. Wife seems to like the seating and there is options galore for seats. I think this will tide us over until summer. That 99 ftlbs of torque can be addictive and the sportbike like pipe and suspension/brakes keeps me in sight of my true sporting nature.

Anyone here have any experience with the breed ?

I will probably get rid of it this summer if it does not grow on me. I will be sure to put it in the AdvRider classifieds if I do.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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Nice looking wheels.
These folks have had some experience with this bike.
http://www.rswarrior.com/

Hth & good luck
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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I had one for 2yrs, not a bad ride...

early ones had some issues...

1) Cracking the upper fuel tank at the mount
2) Front brake shudder
3) Transmission gear problem which was the worst recall experience I ever endured
4) Drive belt pulley locknut loosens
5) Drive belt prone to holepunches from errant stones

I rate it a 10+++ in thrill factor, monster torque...best hotrod for the money.

I like the blackout paint scheme

Be careful on Seans RSW.com site....lotta hotheads
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:59 AM   #4
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I've heard those belts last for ever if you keep 'em properly lubed
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:16 AM   #5
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I always thought the Warrior was a nice looking bike aside from that gargantuan trash can they mounted on the right side. Do yourself a favor and swap that abomination for a normal sized exhaust, preferably in black.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:39 AM   #6
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I was just thinking the same. This Muzzy looks good.

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Old 01-17-2006, 01:06 PM   #7
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I found the the www.rswarrior.com website. A great deal of info on there and a great deal of drag racing as well. These guys will race anything from a stop light it sounds like

I did do some checking on the recalls before buing it. Seems that tranny issue has not carried over into the 05' - 06' models. Yet.

I am thinking some flatter drag bars and a rear fender eliminator kit will do me just fine for now. Jardine and Holeshot both make a slip-on superbike looking canister for the thing in black which is half the diameter of that Howitzer barrel on there now. Of course I am not looking to wake the dead. It sounds pretty good like it is.

More feed back as I get some miles on it.

Lube the belt, Ant your a classic.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:09 PM   #8
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That Muzzy 2 into 1, a big air kit, and a PCR give an extra 16 bhp on a 1600 mean streak. It's true. I saw it on the internet.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:03 PM   #9
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I can make you a good deal on my used Yamaha TT bars.....



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Old 01-17-2006, 03:55 PM   #10
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FixxiT, are those the Yamaha TT Fat Bars ? If so how did you like them? Since you don't have them on the bike I am thinking you did not.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:20 AM   #11
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:22 PM   #12
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I had an '02 Warrior with Muzzys 2-into-1 pipe, Churchkeys BAK, PCIII, double-T bars, Corbin youg guns seat. The thing rocked. I regret selling it.

I have a friend that had a rock puncture the belt. Be careful in gravel.

Tranny recall only aplied to '02 and '03 AFAIK.

Front brake shudder was only early models. Later models had a rubber mounted fender.

Congrats on it!
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:56 PM   #13
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Contrarian POV. Love the stock pipe. Love it on the new Guzzi Griso too. Small, delicate, loud pipes are for Harley wannabees. This is something different - a cruiser that actually is good for something besides cruising.

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Old 01-18-2006, 03:31 PM   #14
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I would buy one of these big V-twin power cruiser types if they just didn't have the low seat/feet forward position. The seating position on the standard Sportster is more my style.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:47 PM   #15
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Even though the Warrior has forward controls they are not as far forward as the standard layout on most cruisers. Patrick Racing made a custom set of rear sets for their drag race Warrior. But I agree that something in between would be the ticket. So far I have not seen any available. And Patrick Racing is not selling their design to the public. The stock seating position, bars and pegs are ok. But I will put some shorter reach drag type bars on it. I am 6'1" so I don't have any arm length issues with that mod. That should give it the feel I was looking for.

Can I get my Warrior to look like this?
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