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I miss the good old days of tuning carbs. I did a lot of work to my 1996 Suzuki RF600R. From cut airbox to hotter ignition wires & coils, full exhaust system. By the time I was done, there was no off the shelf carb kit that covered all of it, so it was trial and error until I got it right. It was a great bike with a great engine. Age caught up with it and needed lots of new parts including rebuilding the suspension front and rear and at the time I was running out of both play funds and time to work on it. (had just gotten married). Now it's just not the same to sit with a computer and tune fuel maps. Maybe if I had a dino and didn't need to road test after every little change...The bandit 1200 was a great bike too but I tried to put a stage III kit in it with timing advance and couldn't get the carbs right. Sold it for a steal after trying for months to get smooth power.
Ohhh.... Now THAT makes me long for the days of riding my '87 350 Warrior - the Great, Great, Grandpa of your Raptor. They share some styling ques that's for sure.Some of my bikes...
Not a bike but this is my other favorite Yamaha I've enjoyed! Yamaha Raptor 700 SE
BOTH...and that's an old picture, many of those toys have been upgraded to newer models as the kids got older, I got my wife a new bike for her B-Day and I don't know how it happened, but I woke up one day and there was a turbo on the RZR!