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I just bought the rappy its my first quad. I'm amazed at all the power this beast of a machine has just stock. I've heard some people say that I made a mistake buying a 660 for my first quad, they say its too powerful. Alot of people are saying you need to ahve at least three years experience to step up to a 660. Did I make a mistake? I haven't flip or wrecked(yet) and I'm pretty careful when riding. I just love this thing!!! What are your thoughts?
 

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Welcome to the RAPTOR WORLD!!!! You'll be all right. Just learn the bike at your own pace and open up the throttle when you feel comfortable and ready. It was my first bike also. The way I see it, why spend money on anothert bike when you know you're going to want to upgrade later? Have fun, be safe, and enjoy!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
 

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this is my first bike with 4 wheels. and i dont think its toob ig for me by any means. although im pushing 260 lbs like others have said ..... tkae it easy and youll be roosting people in no time.
 

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You made good pick on geting your self a raptor. You should in no time learn how to ride the hell out of it. Dont be scared to nail it hard and go balls to the wall with it. But be safe... My raptor got stole 04 return back this 06 and when i got back on it and got on it for first time I just went balls to wall and relearn how to ride it within only a few min. Ride awhile learn how to nail it and shift on streights and learn how to lean your body and nailing it comeing out of the turns. Push your self but not to hard. I learn more and more everytime I push my self and the quad as hard as I can. I done some fast crazy trail tight rideing day and night and have had some close calls. Just learn how to work that throotle and shift as fast as you can comeing out of and going into turns. I would say find you some good streights / flat or cleared land and give it hell and learn the bike before going far off in the woods and riping up the trails going crazy fast like me alone and takeing chances on hurting my self and being stranded. Im also a big guy 240pounds and my type of driveing is mostly hard fast as I can go without hiting anythang or fliping :) I am either going slow and enjoying some rideing or go full throotle thru everythang. When I got my quad back I rode harder than ever before and did not let thangs scare me like huge mx jumps since I have pushed my self and quad so much harder than before and have further improved my rideing skills. If only i had a great suspension all way around I could push the quad further. I have goton so used to the stock power I am going to do a 686 wiseco and hotcam and hopefully get 450 shocks soon.
 

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good info guys :thumbsup:

I have been pushing myself and I notice I get better/more comfortable every time I ride. I probably have about 15 hours riding time. I'm just starting to take on small jumps and ride wheelies. Is this too early? I don't want to hold back so I keep pushing myself but I have a wife and 6 yr old so I try to be very careful. It doesn't help that my buddy can ride a wheely for several blocks, so he's always pushing me to get better at it too. I'm glad I bought a 660 and not a honda or suzuki. The rap is a blast--ride on fellas!!!
 

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The only thing that can prepare you for a Raptor for woods riding is a four stroke dirt bike any-how. The thing I like about the Raptor is you can drive fast and hard but you can also ride slow and easy. I bought mine because most friends I ride with are into utility quads and ride slow. hill climbs etc. I also have a few that like to ride it to the bar. With the Raptor you can do both. I've also never heard of anyone getting tired of the Raptor. My previous bikes left me thinking "is this it?" Not the Raptor.
 

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Maddog56 said:
You will crash, just accept it as inevitable and you'll have a great time.
Exactly right..if your not wreckin, your not riding. The only variable is time.


My 02 rappy is the first quad Ive ever owned, I wrecked it back in June after only having it for a month. If I had been wearing proper gear, I probably wouldnt have fractured my shoulder blade in multiple locations. Since getting gear, Ive wrecked several times but havent got more than a few bruises... My best advice to you is- If you dont feel comfortable trying something, dont do it. 9 times out of 10 you will get hurt, or wreck your bike. Main thing is have fun!
 

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My first quad was a 660. Before then, I had never even sat on a quad with the motor running. After an hour or so, I was doing donuts and everything else you can think of. The funny part is, I never realized how much power the 660 had until I rode a warrior and 400ex. Now my 700r, thats a completely different BEAST. 8)
 

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"if your not crashing, you're not riding hard enough", I disagree with. Experience and skill should keep you from doing that. Because I only dune ride my case would be " if your not getting stuck, you're not riding hard enough". I've been stuck down in treelines i thought i would never get out of with extreme vertical hills to climb out of....thank God for the rappy's low end torque and grunt. ;)

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if you crash you know you are good cause it will keep you in check and remind you of the power just like a clutch you know you are driving probly when you kill it a few times
 

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"if your not crashing, you're not riding hard enough", I disagree with. Experience and skill should keep you from doing that. Because I only dune ride my case would be " if your not getting stuck, you're not riding hard enough". I've been stuck down in treelines i thought i would never get out of with extreme vertical hills to climb out of....thank God for the rappy's low end torque and grunt. ;)

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Well, if you only ride dunes... how would you know if that statement is true or not? Ofcourse if you are out riding in the open, only jumping dunes and such, then crashing is not a common thing. Dunes are not anything like racing on a motocross track, trying to clear doubles and triples... or riding through tight woods and making sharp turns.
 

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not crazy at all . My first bike, never rode before, was a yamaha r6. My first quad, raptor 660.
 

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I just got a 2005 raptor 660R last week. My first quad as well. got the gf a 2002 ex, her first quad as well. We had a blast on saturday tearin up riverbed. I am very satisfied with the power and ability to control the bike. We cant wait to go again this weekend.

BTW: im noobie. Hello, Everyone!!! :)
 

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twistedwedge said:
Maddog56 said:
You will crash, just accept it as inevitable and you'll have a great time.
Exactly right..if your not wreckin, your not riding. The only variable is time.


My 02 rappy is the first quad Ive ever owned, I wrecked it back in June after only having it for a month. If I had been wearing proper gear, I probably wouldnt have fractured my shoulder blade in multiple locations. Since getting gear, Ive wrecked several times but havent got more than a few bruises... My best advice to you is- If you dont feel comfortable trying something, dont do it. 9 times out of 10 you will get hurt, or wreck your bike. Main thing is have fun!
What gear are you wearing now that helps you? I have boots, helmet, and the pants and jersey what else do you where
 

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protective gear is for pussies, chics dig scars :grin_nod:
 
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