New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Kulavumbi
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New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Hello fellas!

I’m the happy owner of a yellow 04’ 650 Raptor, picked it up from a lady friend who no longer used it for a screaming deal. Never heard of these bikes before, just saw that it resemble my 93’ M900...what’s not to like! Really playful and fun engine, I’m hooked.

A few rusty bolts, cracked seat cover, slick tires and cosmetic bits to change otherwise a fine specimen :thumbsup:

Looking for replacement exhaust (probably Mivv) and getting new set of tires on Monday: Pirelli DR3

Lots of sun and twisty roads around Nice.
If any fellow riders, give a shout!

Cheers and thanks for this forum.
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Re: New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Welcome to the asylum! The 650 is a joyous thing... enjoy! :revrev:

Oh and i am slightly jealous about the chance to ride the roads in your area!
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Re: New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Hiya! welcome in :D

Sun, what's that ?

Enjoy :ride:

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Re: New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Welcome indeed! The 650 is a lot of fun, with a very eager motor that spins up nicely through the gears. Given the availability of the 1000cc versions, I could never see the point of the 650 until I got one for the Missus, but now realise it has a delightful character all of its own. :nod:

As with all Raptors that have been around, do check the shock linkage bearings. My 650 was completely solid with rust when I got it, but maybe the French climate is a little drier than the UK?

Cheers,

Nick
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Re: New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Hello and welcome, i have had LOTS of monsters, the S4RS is stil lmy favourite all time bike, but the raptor is great fun!
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Re: New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Cheers everyone, thanks for the welcomes.

My rear suspension is performing well, must be the weather and the Sun King of Corsica, the bike spent some years there.

And the Monsters up to the S4RS are a thing of beauty. Love them inside n out :ride:

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Re: New 650 Raptor rider in France

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Well, it's 'fess-up time: I've never got on with Monsters despite being a Ducati enthusiast. I had an exquisite M750 dripping with carbon but it was too manic and the suspension never suited me despite much expenditure. This time last year, I got an immaculate S4R, and it never matched my expectations of being a naked ST4s so it too departed. I'm a bad person I'm sure. Galluzi's Raptors are a different story though!

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