Re: DS650 vs Raptor(a review)
I dont know why you are having to choke your Raptor to get it started , I live in N. Idaho and its hot that hot here either, and I ddont have to choke my Raptor to get her to start.
After you get your Raptor broke in , jet it ane pipe it, the feeling with the gears being for racing only will go away due to a huge bottom end power gain and the problem with it stalling on the trails , I had that problem when my kids ride mine , I found that to be rider error, they dont run the throttle smoothly, and with the compression of the engine being so strong and then putting a load on it, both at the same time, it stalls.
like every stock Yamaha the grips SUCK!!!
as far as the ride compaired to the DS, the DS weighs almost 100 lbs more than the Raptor, so you will need to set the suspention up on the Raptor properly to obtain that plush ride, but it will be alittle soft for jumping like it was made to do
The new Grizzly, Iv'e had the pleasure of riding one and I liked it alot , it rides smoothly, has LOTS of bottom end torque, and the independant sus. works great, its not my cup of tea, but it is a nice ride
Ride hard, Lifes short