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Mark5290
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Hi, new member

Post by Mark5290 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:31 am

Hi, new member here saying hello.

I have just put a down a deposit on an Xtra-Raptor, number 413 and was wondering if this was anyone's old bike on here or does anyone know anything about this bike, some info about the upgrades over a normal V-Raptor would be appreciated as well.

One thing I have noticed from the pictures is that the Xtra-Raptor decal on the fuel tank is bigger and longer than other Xtra-Raptors I have seen on google images.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bikes-for ... 0/3476804/

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Mark.

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Post by Crap Tartan » Wed May 31, 2017 2:24 pm

Dont reckon they are original decals on the tank so would guess its been repaired/resprayed at some point.
Very low mileage on it too?
Where you buying from and what do you know of its history?
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Re: Hi, new member

Post by Dapper dan » Wed May 31, 2017 7:01 pm

Hi there.
I've got an xtra...saved mine up from a salvage yard.

Id say your tank has been redone as the graphics are large...I've got some spare small ones if your a purist.

Also your mirrors look like v raptor type. .xtra raps are rectangular and are also pretty useless.
I had to scour the universe looking for bits for mine...got most from Australia. .....
Was the price on the advert the price you paid??? I think it's super cheap for the mileage....it's such a rare bike!
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Re: Hi, new member

Post by Fazerstun » Wed May 31, 2017 7:46 pm

Eh up. Welcome in. Can't help with the rest cos I are brain dead today :?
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Re: Hi, new member

Post by Mark5290 » Wed May 31, 2017 9:25 pm

Hi, thanks for the welcome.
Crap Tartan wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 2:24 pm
Where you buying from and what do you know of its history?
I am buying the bike from the trader in the link I posted, I think they are called in2moto based in Warrington and I know nothing about the bikes history apart from a clear HPI report and Previous MOT's/services to back up the mileage.
Dapper dan wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 7:01 pm
Was the price on the advert the price you paid??? I think it's super cheap for the mileage....it's such a rare bike!
I have not bought the bike yet, all I have done is left a small holding deposit until I can get over there and look at the bike.

I am having second thoughts now because of the wrong decals/possible tank respray, wrong mirrors and difficulty in sourcing parts.

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Re: Hi, new member

Post by Mark5290 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:05 am

Hi, I have got my deposit back on the Bike and I am no longer buying it, main reason is all the reviews I have read say it has an aggressive riding position and I have a damaged disc in my back, so I tried a normal V-Raptor locally and I found it uncomfortable.

If anyone else is interested in the bike it is still for sale, you can also PM me as I have done a HPI check on the bike.

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Re: Hi, new member

Post by norrie » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:58 pm

That's a shame as it's a lovely looking bike. It's very easy to damage the tank just by dropping it so the respray wouldn't bother me. As for the aggressive riding position I didn't think it was in fact quite upright but if you don't find it comfortable there's no point.
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Re: Hi, new member

Post by Dapper dan » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:52 pm

Ah..what a shame....if you'd taken it for a ride you'd never of given the keys back!😓
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