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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2003, 03:53 AM
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Yamaha Raptor ?

Hi all,

I'm an quad rider since i was 9 years old and had a Yamaha Badger back then (still have it now), Now i want a bigger ATV.

Should i get a Yamaha Raptor 80 ?
Or a Yamaha Raptor 660R ? (Remember i'm 14)

What do you think ? [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2003, 08:29 AM
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Re: Yamaha Raptor ?

The yamaha Raptor 80 is a badger. They just put new, cool looking plastic on it.

At 14 I'd be looking at a Yamaha Blaster for a 2 stroke. New they are $3000.

Or if you want a 4-stroke, get one of the following (in price order):

Used 300ex - @ $2700
New Kasea Skyhawk 250 - $2800
Used 400ex - @ $3500
New 400ex - $5000
New Z400/KFX 400 - $5400

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2003, 11:00 AM
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Re: Yamaha Raptor ?

Thats's right , the Raptor 80 is to slow and weak for me, and the Raptor 660 is to fast and strong for me.

I think ill take the new 2003 Yamaha Blaster.
Then my litlle brother can get the Yamaha Badger.

Maybe I can get a Blaster for 2700 $.
My father has some good connections and friends.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2003, 07:19 PM
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Re: Yamaha Raptor ?

Cool. I'd probably go with the Blaster myself if I were you. Otherwise if you had to have a 4-stroke(since many states give ya a hard time with two strokes now) then get the Kasea 250. It is a blaster frame. All the suspension pieces bolt right on from the Blaster. It has a v-twin 250 Honda engine (Rebel motorcycle), just re-done for off-road use. The only thing is it is geared too high.

If you decide to upgrade the Blaster, then start with the suspension first, then the motor.

Good luck!
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2003, 12:48 AM
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I just sold a 2001 Blaster with an FMF pipe. After adding a 13 front sprocket, changing the tires, a new K&N filter and rejetting it was about right for a 150 to 160 pound rider.
post #6 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2003, 11:12 AM
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Tony,
The Kasea is an inline twin.
post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 03:17 PM
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Well I live in the Netherlands so I don't have problems whit that 2-stroke and 4-stroke stuff.

I'm also thinking about selling the Badger and buying a Yamaha Raptor 660.
post #8 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2003, 06:53 PM
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Ice,

My son is 7 years old and has a Suzuki LT50. He became very bored with this quad and we bought him a Raptor 80. It's a good size for him to handle. I would not recommend this for your age as you are probably a pretty experienced rider and may get bored with it. My husband does have a Limited Edition 2003 660 Raptor and he has been riding dirt bikes & quads since he was young, and he says that the 660 has alot of power...he now races that quad on the weekends. You might want to go with something a little bit less, I see alot of Honda 400. My daughter rides a Honda 90 and she is 12. Good luck with your decision.

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 08:13 AM
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Re: Yamaha Raptor ?

The fact that i'm 14 years old doesn't mean anything.
Last week I had some problems coz people thought I was 19.
Had to do whit the Bus or something.

My Yamaha Badger is realy [bleep].
It can't go fast, can't do weelies, and a jump will kill it.

Maybe i'll take a Yamaha Blaster 2003.
And later a Yamaha Raptor 660R.
post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 04:49 PM
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dont forget about the honda 300ex. thats a great quad for a rider with some experience but not ready for a 400 or bigger. dont get the kasea 250, i hear its slow and handles bad
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