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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 12:59 PM
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Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

Would it be wise to trade/sell my 02' raptor with minor bolt on mods for a cannondale quad? or should i wait a couple years for some cheaper used yfz? I know most are going to reccomend the yamie, but I don't think i want to wait that long. please help [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 05:47 PM
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

make sure u find out that cannondale is not a "bad apple"..... i got mine used and ive had to drop the motor twice in less than 6 months...... as soon as i got it fixed... i got to ride it for two months and now its broken again..... so.... watch out..... its great to have a running quad
post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 11:58 AM
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

(MY OPINION)
I think if you traded your Raptor now for a Cannondale, you would be trading it in on a YFZ later anyway,I believe you should waite and get the right quad the first time, WHY WAIST TIME AND MONEY?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 12:21 PM
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

my cannondale is faster than the YFZ..... and Ive seen YFZ's front ends fall apart in midair during a race..... the front ends even if they stay on.. handle really squirrely
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

I have a Cannondale Speed, and it's a super machine, best I've ever seen. You must do the engine upgrades or else the quad will destroy itself. A Stage8 kit will do it.
I got my quad for 3.750 dollar, and remmember, in the Netherlands a new Raptor costs 10.000 dollar.

If I were you I would kick the Raptor out and get a C'dale.
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

I think the bigger question 1st is, "what type of riding do you plan on doing"? Some racing? I like the Raptor and its a good overall bike.....
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

I tried alot of sport atvs before buying my raptor and let me tell you i dont regret buying the raptor and dont think i ever will i love it. If i were you id try a few other mods other than boltons before you do that.
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 12:43 AM
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

I dont know what you mean by the front end being squirly on the YFZ, I LOVE THE WAY MINE HANDLES, and in the last race I was in (2 weeks ago) in the PRO class there were 2 Cannondales (13 quads total) I (on my YFZ) got the hole shot, went to wide into the corner and got passed by a pimped out 450F honda and a Banshee, at the end of a 20 lap main event, I was right behind the 4th place quad, (honda330R)I GOT 3rd, so not only did I beat BOTH the cannondales , but I laped them besides [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]YES the dale is fast, but the YFZ IS QUICKER
post #9 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 07:06 AM
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Re: Sell the RAPTOR for the CANNONDALE?!!

yours isnt exactly stock either...... im talkin about the stock front end..... i wont be impressed by that quad after i saw the whole front end fall apart on one.... and besides my quad was keepin up with a crf450 quad in the straights.... that guy is a national A level rider, and this is with my cannibal mapping... not my moto.... those cannondale riders must not have been very good... when ridden to the best of a Dales potential.. they can top national pro classes and pro-am and such....... even over my motor problems.... id still choose a Dale over the yfz anyday..... i would prefer my quad to stay in one piece on the track... and not spend a ton of money on every aftermarket piece out there... i cant afford it and a lot of others cant either.... my quad can compete nationals easily with a lot of stock parts... good thing about Dales.. "race ready"
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calm down Kara... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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