The new Yamaha Bolt BIKE thread

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

  1. HapHazard

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    <section class="dateReplyBar"> crvkx-3955059412@sale.craigslist.org<sup> [?]</sup> <aside class="flags"> flag <sup>[?]</sup> : miscategorized prohibited spam best of </aside> Posted: 2013-07-23, 5:28PM EDT
    </section> 2014 Yamaha Bolt - $7200 (Waterford CT)

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    </figure> <section id="postingbody"> For sale is my 2014 yamaha bolt with under 300 miles on it...Bought the bike roughly two months ago from dealer.. Bike is MINT and BRAND NEW...asking $7200 or best reasonable offer </section>
  2. HapHazard

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    <section class="dateReplyBar"> jmnqq-3947017688@sale.craigslist.org<sup> [?]</sup> <aside class="flags"> flag <sup>[?]</sup> : miscategorized prohibited spam best of </aside> Posted: 2013-07-19, 7:41PM EDT
    </section> 2014 yamaha bolt - $6700 (west Hartford ct )

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    </figure> <section id="postingbody"> brand new 2014 yamaha bolt for sale 500 mills putting riding to my job and keep the bike warn everyday i have the title i pay 8,900 im selling for 6,700 for moving reason serious inquiring please 860 899 6536 the bike have 1 year warranty </section> <section class="cltags">
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  3. JerryH

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  4. Super Sneaky Steve

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GQ3-aB0SDP4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    But, will it wheelie? :evil
  5. HapHazard

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    ^Low mileage demo bike available at a discount.:lol3
  6. ZZ-R Rider

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    Rider is skilled for sure ... noticed the stock can has been replaced ... Bolt is still one awesome motorcycle IMHO!
  7. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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    Wicked close to the spectators though. All sorts of things could have gone wrong there and I am glad they didn't.
  8. JerryH

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    That is obviously a highly skilled stunt rider who could probably do the same thing on a Goldwing. Honda needs this guy to advertise their Grom.

    I did notice a couple of things. He called it 1000cc, but it is actually 950cc. I also heard him call it a "Yamaha" Bolt, and not a "Star" Bolt. And I don't see $7999 as being so cheap when the full sized V-Star 950 is only a couple hundred more, but twice the bike.
  9. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    You forgot to mention he said they took a "hack saw" to the exhaust. Nice!

    Appears to be at a Yamaha dealership. Maybe those that diss HD as being irresponsible for marketing videos that display "loud pipes" should be a little more tolerant.
  10. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    If the entire issue could be confined to you tube you *might* have a point.

    I see a bike modified for stunt shows on private property which is a far cry from selling every schmuck that buys a bike a Screaming Eagle kit.

    Swing and a miss you partisan hack. :1drink
  11. Randy

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    And the sole purpose of that "stunt show" appears to have been to promote and market the new Bolt. Do you honestly think that they hacked the muffler because they needed to? Or could it have been simply to make it loud to appeal to the same people that might otherwise buy a Sportster and want to make it loud. It's called marketing, and Yamaha is doing their best to market this bike as a "better" 883 Sportster. This video may have been just an independant dealer sponsored event, IDK, but I'd say that if it was, then that was his take on it anyway. Then again, was this event sponsored by Yamaha as part of their promotional campaign?
  12. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Screamin Eagle mufflers now and for past several years have been 50-state EPA noise compliant.

    Try again you attention deficient boy.
  13. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Then why is it everyone I've ever seen / heard is so fucking loud?
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  15. Randy

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    Can't answer your question, but straight from the Sceamin' Eagle catalog:

    SCREAMIN&#8217; EAGLE® STREET PERFORMANCE
    SLIP-N MUFFLERS &#8211; SPORTSTER® ShORTY DUAL

    Street legal high-flow mufflers are factory tuned to deliver an
    aggressive exhaust note and improved performance comparable to Screamin&#8217;Eagle® II mufflers. Available in your choice
    of rich chrome or heat-resistant jet black ceramic finish, these
    mufflers feature a deep embossed Screamin&#8217; Eagle logo along
    the flank. EPA stamped, these mufflers are 50-state street
    legal on stock &#8217;07-later model engines.


    Fits &#8217;07-later XL models. Installation requires separate
    purchase of Muffler Clamps P/N 65296-95A(Qty.2).

    80503-07 Chrome. $299.95
    80726-09A JetBlack. $389.95



    Page 18
    http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Media/downloads/Genuine_Motor_Accessories/2013_GMA_Catalog/2013-Screamin_Eagle.pdf


    :deal
  16. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    I love it...

    50 state legal on *stock* engines 07 or newer.

    I'm sure the dealerships are making sure the SE pipe is the *only* modification they suggest, because any more and your new pipe might be too loud. :wink:
  17. Randy

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    So what?

    To get the stamp of approval it has to be tested. Do you really expect them, or any manufacturer to pay for the testing on every possible combination of aftermarket parts that an owner might use on their particular bike? They test their pipes on their engines as designed. It still falls within the allowable sound limits and they get the street legal seal of approval. Just a simple CYA from marketing. That's better than most. A lot of aftermarket exhaust from various manufacturers aren't even legal at all technically, stock engines or not. And that's not just in regard to Harleys. And I suppose that crappy JC WHitney knock-off thing that was shown for the bolt earlier in this thread is any better???

    Geesh! If your THAT concerned about Screamin' Eagle do a little reading on some HD related forums and you just might find that a lot of people don't really like them because the current SE pipes are too quiet.

    There are a ton of obnoxiously loud exhaust on the market for a ton of different bikes, and from many different manufacturers.
  18. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Ok here is the answer. For the last 4-5 years HD has changed their stance on loud exhaust in response to negative public preception.

    Screamin Eagle mufflers, until about '07 were much louder and were advertised as "Race Use Only" and not noise compliant. Dealers and the MoCo sold and installed them for any Dick or Jane who wanted louder mufflers knowing they were going to be used on street / non-race bikes with the understanding if the rider is cited for loud exhaust, HD is not liable.

    About 5 years ago HD realized the error of their ways and now all Sreamin Eagle mufflers are 50 state street legal and comply with Federal noise standards. Changing engine internals, cams, heads, intake, will increase the sound but not by much. Will they still pass noise restrictions. That I don't know.

    The vast majority of HDs and metric cruisers that are overly loud have aftermarket mufflers and there are more of these than I care to count, some of the more popular are Vance and Hines, D&D, Thunderheader, Supertrapp, Reinhardt, Samson, Cycle-Shack (who made the older style loud Screamin Eagle mufflers), Cobra, Rush, and Bassani.

    Older say from pre-2004 Cycle Shack supplied Screamin Eagle mufflers were loud. Then HD, in response to noise complaints, discontinued that series and introduced the Screamin Eagle II series which, although not 50-state legal, were much quieter than the original SE series. These were phased out as well for the same reason around 07-08 and now all the SE mufflers meet federal noise compliance standards.

    Of course dealers still sell and install louder aftermarket systems done against the recommendation of the MoCo but as far as I know there are no repercussions from the parent company for doing so just as there are none for metric cruiser dealers who sell and install aftermarket mufflers.
  19. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Thank you for the clarification.
  20. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    No problem, there is a lot of misinformation circulated about HDs and if one isn't "into" them there is no reason to know or care about all the sutitlies.

    Now, back to regular scheduled programming. Anyone seeing R-Secs at their dealers yet?