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    Before I get into my review let me say first off that I owned my VTX 1300 S for 5 1/2 years and loved the bike. I did every mod I could think of to the bike and still found myself wanting more. The VTX is a fine machine I just found myself bored with it and was ready to upgrade. I had a brand new 1800 N picked out and was ready to go do the deal and then I stopped and looked at the Roadliner. You probably have figured out by now what bike I bought. This particular bike is the S model that has all the chrome goodies on it like the Spec 3 VTX's. It also already had the Yamaha windshield, backrest, saddlebags, crash bar and Yamaha's 2 into 2 pipes. The bike is 1854 cc V Twin, belt drive. The power and torque is amazing. The bike has an aluminum frame and weighs right at 750 lbs. Stock horsepower at the rear wheel is said to be 91 and 117 ft. lbs of torque. Crankshaft horsepower is 101 and torque is 124. The bike also has a single monoshock rear suspension, hydraulic clutch, dual front discs and single rear. I think the nicest feature of the bike is the removal of the driver seat is done with the turn of a key. Fit and finish is second to none. Very little plastic on the bike. I'm very pleased with the bike so far. If it is as trouble free as my VTX I will be very happy.
    2003 VTX 1300 S "GONE"
    2006 Yamaha Roadliner S

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    and enjoy the new toy

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    excellent!.. a buddy of mine has Road star warrior.. he's thinking about getting raider... now I'll show the tread to him...

    now.. where's the pics of ur new toy?....
    I Bought Toilet brush the other day, But I switched back to Toilet Paper real quick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTXKC View Post
    I think the nicest feature of the bike is the removal of the driver seat is done with the turn of a key. Fit and finish is second to none. Very little plastic on the bike. I'm very pleased with the bike so far. If it is as trouble free as my VTX I will be very happy.
    if I may ... I owned a Roadstar and that 'remove seat with key'
    thing will give you problems down the road ...

    the solution is to simply put a zip tie on the cable that runs from
    the key to the seat latch so that if it jams (and it will!) you can
    simply pull on the zip tie which pulls the cable which releases
    the seat.

    if you don't want to do that, then when it happens, you simply remove
    the rear tank bolt, lift the tank slightly and grasp the cable with
    your finger and pull ...

    and yes, this is a well-known problem and fix so don't think
    your wallet is safe locked under the seat!
    2005 VTX 1800 F3 (Canada)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exile View Post
    if I may ... I owned a Roadstar and that 'remove seat with key'
    thing will give you problems down the road ...

    the solution is to simply put a zip tie on the cable that runs from
    the key to the seat latch so that if it jams (and it will!) you can
    simply pull on the zip tie which pulls the cable which releases
    the seat.

    if you don't want to do that, then when it happens, you simply remove
    the rear tank bolt, lift the tank slightly and grasp the cable with
    your finger and pull ...

    and yes, this is a well-known problem and fix so don't think
    your wallet is safe locked under the seat!
    I'll make sure I dont put my wallet under there! Just one question though. How do you get to the rear tank bolt if the seat is on the bike?
    2003 VTX 1300 S "GONE"
    2006 Yamaha Roadliner S

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