The new Yamaha Bolt BIKE thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by mrbreeze, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Two different bikes for two different purposes.

    I swear this isn't THAT difficult.
  2. DirtHopper

    DirtHopper Been here awhile

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    I have some extra exhaust pipe laying around from my warrior stage 4 exhaust,
    so let the cutting begin. this is just the beginning phase. I'll get back to it in a couple weeks as I will be riding until then:D

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  3. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^Wrenches have been turned! Sparks will fly! Now we're gettin' somewhere!
    Thanx, Dirthopper! :thumb
  4. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Hey dirthopper, no one was able to tell me yet if the speedo is back lit for night time use. Have you taken it out at night yet?

    Let us know how the exhaust turns out.
  5. DirtHopper

    DirtHopper Been here awhile

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    no problems seeing it at night at all, and I ride with a smoked visor:norton
  6. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    :clap FINALLY!!!
  7. ECN-ROL

    ECN-ROL Been here awhile

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    The mere fact that a rider can press their left leg "against" the cylinder, and their right leg is inches away from an exhaust header, proves that this is a "not a well thought out idea." All Yamaha had to do was put a bigger gas tank on it which would prevent either leg touching a cylinder or exhaust. This is typical example of form over function, and a "not well thought out idea."
  8. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    yeah, that's pretty silly reasoning. :lol3

    What's the big deal about touching the cylinder if you aren't getting burned?

    Should I be worried about touching the seat too? Ah! lookout! It's summer time! That vinyl is hot! :lol3
  9. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I saw the Bolt in the flesh today. It's not my style, but it is a good looking bike.
  10. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    holy cow! this thread was about to slip off the first page! You people need to step it up!
  11. ZZ-R Rider

    ZZ-R Rider Captain Fantastic

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    Here's my contribution to keeping this Topic alive ... I love the new Star Bolt from Yamahog! ... that is all ...
  12. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    I was thinking about waiting till next spring to get one.

    I'm not crazy about the color options. I want my bike to pop a little more.

    And I suspect they may deal with the speedo issue as soon as next year.
  13. DirtHopper

    DirtHopper Been here awhile

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    my opinion, it should be a factory recall and have it back lit better. not sure if it classifies as a safety issue
  14. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    I'm not crazy about the stock speedo either.
    I could see adding something like this VDO piece to give it more of a steampunk look anyway. It's electronic already and backlit well enough.
    I wouldn't see the point of a tach, until I started doing some hot rodding.
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  15. ZZ-R Rider

    ZZ-R Rider Captain Fantastic

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    Now that is a good lookin' speedo! Love the "steam punk" asthetic!!
  16. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    the spedo and the way it mounts are what bugs me.
    you cannot put different risers without doing something with the spedo.....it is just in the way.
    i'm not a fabricator so i need bolt on stuff.

    a set of mini guages like the ones available for the bonnie would be better.
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  17. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Greetings,

    We'll be doing a dealer event at Eastbay Motorsports in Hayward, CA Saturday.

    First ride is at 9:00.
  18. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    So, just change the bars and forget risers. That's the simplest bolt on solution. The bars are a standard diameter and there are a million permutations to be purchased at about 40-50 bucks a pop.

    There are also a number of speedo relocation mounts available to move a speedo from the riser mount. Some later sportster models have this same issue and many opt for the Joker Machine speedo relocation to the upper fork leg, off to the side and out of the way to clean up the steering head area. There's also a half dozen other speedo mounts on the market. Measure the gauge diameter and check the size for which the mount is intended.
  19. Super Sneaky Steve

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    I like it too. Solves most of the major problems with the 48.
  20. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Looks like a Bolt copy. :deal:lol3:lol3