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Old 05-05-2011, 09:38 AM   #16
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Man, that's a cool looking bike!! Great stuff to work with, I'd toss that headlight and have to come up with an exhaust that is more passenger friendly.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:36 PM   #17
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There are a lot of things to not like about the bike, and fuel range is one of them...I ran out of fuel on the way home yesterday...

I got 214kms out of the tank (133miles)...luckily it died just as I was turning into the gas station...if you're gonna run out, that's the spot...

I was a little surprised at how soon it ran out...most guys I talk to get around 220kms (138miles) before the low fuel light, mine came on at 170kms (106miles)...I shouldn't be too surprised, most cruisers are in that range ish...I must be playing with the torque a little too much...
How many miles are on it? I had a Roadstar Warrior (basically the same engine) which got awful mileage until about 10,000 miles and then it shot up to about 55mpg. I rode that thing hard, never had an issue with the engine but couldn't stand the riding position. I would have been much happier with the MT-01.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:16 PM   #18
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How many miles are on it? I had a Roadstar Warrior (basically the same engine) which got awful mileage until about 10,000 miles and then it shot up to about 55mpg. I rode that thing hard, never had an issue with the engine but couldn't stand the riding position. I would have been much happier with the MT-01.
It is just under that...15,500kms ish (9700miles ish)...but I was just on the MT-01 forum and the guys are telling me that I should remove the programmer until I do exhaust and intake, otherwise the stock program is better...no quite sure why there would be a programmer in it if there were not mods done?? But I'm pretty sure that is the only mod to the bike...so I'll pull it out until I decide to change parts...

I'm actually amazed at how comfortable the bike is...very standard riding position and nice wide seat...

I luv this thing!!

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #19
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I have to say that I'm not a big fan of the Mt-01 but his character is amazing. I mean the sound of this beast (I think you did find the right name for this machine) is breathtaking. It's a cruzing machine and your windshield work makes it look very nice! As I said, not a fan of it but your windshield makes it good looking :o) should show it to Yamha, think they'll like your solution
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #20
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I'd love to ride one of those things, I have a Warrior with the same engine, I'd like to try it in a different type of bike.

My mileage varies a lot with how I ride the bike, I have a power commander, pipes and open air filters, if I ride it without care for mileage it gets about 30 mpg. If I ride conservatively I can get 45 mpg. But I love to grab big handfuls of throttle and feel the torque, so....
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:48 PM   #21
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Methinks windscreen is likely to make mileage worse, not better, at highway speed.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #22
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Here's me sitting on one in the Yamaha Museum in Shizuoka Japan...

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:47 PM   #23
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I for one am glad they did not bring this bike to the US; I probably would have bought one! So cool, thanks for the write up.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:11 PM   #24
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Here's the sound clip that was requested...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5CxnmIy618

It's not my recording, but it does sound very similar...I think the bike in the clip has some aftermarket exhaust, but it sounds very similar just without the crackle...the deep rumble is there...

Enjoy...

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #25
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Here's me sitting on one in the Yamaha Museum in Shizuoka Japan...

John, your not as ugly as I thought you were!

Not so sure about the bike though!

Just kidding boys, don't get your panties in a twist!

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:39 PM   #26
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John, your not as ugly as I thought you were!

Not so sure about the bike though!

Just kidding boys, don't get your panties in a twist!

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Thanks Jim! haha...

I guess I like it b/c it seems to be a better package than some of the bikes we do get here... like the BKing or the k1200r that is no longer... I like that motor, I have a version of it in my Stratoliner... Yammie makes such nice bikes, so well made...
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:06 PM   #27
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #28
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Isn't that engine from the Virago ?
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:40 PM   #29
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Isn't that engine from the Virago ?
Nope...the Warrior...but retuned for more torque and Hp...

I got a nice pic of my bike tonight down at the boat launch...



Enjoy...

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:18 AM   #30
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Methinks windscreen is likely to make mileage worse, not better, at highway speed.
Actually, the windshield helped...nekid I was getting 7L/100kms, with windshield installed 6.6L/100kms...removed the power programmer and ran the stock tune and windshield 6.1L/100kms...that's 46mpg(imp)...I can live with that from a 1670cc bike...gives me about a 230kms (144mile) range before needing to fill up...once the temps warm up more and the wind dies down, it should get even better...

I think if I want better mileage, I should look in the mirror and lose some weight...

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